A land survey is made for the Title Company and/or Lender with the survey and location data needed for the issuing of title or mortgage insurance. For this purpose, a map is drawn to “ALTA” specifications. “ALTA” stands for American Land Title Association.
This form of Survey generally combines topographic, boundary and title reference items. This work is normally preformed on commercial lands, developed; lands in a densely developed area these surveys are generally required to demonstrate the limiting as well as any expanded property rights, in many cases to research and land use that could be perfected by adverse use. This survey is usually made in conjunction of and ALTA insurance policy.