Our effective team of 15 surveyors and survey technicians focus on providing
your product in a manner as seamlessly as possible. In the last two years, we
have provided survey and mapping for over 210 projects. Thirty-four of these
have been locally administered projects and 30 have been federal-aid projects.
Having a completed base map is critical to each design schedule; few design
tasks can progress without it. Using either photogrammetric or conventional
ground survey methods, we turn around base mapping
quickly and efficiently. To expedite your receipt of basemapping,
upon award (and, if time is of the essence, prior to receipt of a formal
contract) we schedule survey crews to set horizontal and vertical control and
prepare for rapid deployment of our field surveyors. We utilize our
relationships with photogrammetric consultants to quickly queue up your project
for a fly-over or for base map processing.
For managing utility conflicts, locating
underground utilities and providing design engineers with the best available
data is critical. Our surveyors obtain record plan mapping from utility
companies so that record plan information can be carefully anchored to physical
features of the field-edited mapping. Our 3D location of aerial appurtenance
(wires, signal heads, and luminaries) allow designers to plan overhead
components of projects, including placement of signal poles and arms and
coordination with impacted utilities for relocations.
If Subsurface Utility Exploration (SUE) is
needed, we retain a firm to excavate test holes and provide more precise
information on the depth and run of utilities. As survey subconsultants on two
NYSDOT statewide agreements, our survey crews have worked on specialty SUE
investigations in seven counties. By providing more accurate information on the
location of underground utilities, designers can more readily modify the
alignment of roadway features, thus minimizing expensive utility impacts and
By identifying and resolving right of way issues, we
ensure that public works improvements will be made within jurisdictionally-owned
land. We clearly identify highway boundaries and property lines and
then provide this information to project designers, owners, and real-estate
representatives so that adjacent owners can be appropriately compensated and
needed acquisitions can be made in sufficient time to resolve right of way
issues prior to letting.
When right of way determinations are
required for highway reconstruction projects, our research allows involved
agencies to determine if any acquisitions are needed. We’ve researched
historical records as far back as the late 1700’s at county law libraries,
state, county and town offices, public libraries, and local historians’ offices.
This extensive research effort allows government agencies to accurately
determine the needs for acquisitions, and, at the same time, minimize these
In the past eight years, Fisher Associates has prepared over 898 maps, including
temporary and permanent easement maps, deed maps, abandonment maps, abstract
request maps, key maps, and boundary surveys.
We collect important survey data, such as
boundary line information, planimetrics, topography, horizontal and vertical
control and other surveying details that your project may warrant.
Our personnel are experienced in real property surveys, deed and right of way
research, design survey, photogrammetric control, construction stakeout and
Our OSHA 40-hour trained staff is prepared
to deal with potentially hazardous situations, such as landfills and remedial
investigations. We also provide services where confined space entries are
We maintain an extensive inventory of the latest field and office equipment. As
an example, our GPS facilitates our precise
determination of geodetic positions on the earth, enhancing our survey control,
wetland delineation and facility inventory for GIS applications.
Our resources translate into your saved time and dollars.