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Ecce Terra is a partner of choice for your commercial and industrial projects. Our team is experienced in realizing large-scale mandates and can perform a wide variety of land surveying tasks to help you through the completion of your projects.

Cadastral surveying

The cadastre shows a property on a plan and identifies it by a lot number. This plan indicates the dimensions, area, shape and position of this property in relation to other lots in the vicinity.

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Certification of leasable spaces

More and more owners and tenants use the services of land surveyors in order to get the right and precise dimensions of an area to be given or rented in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

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Certificates of localization

The certificates of localization is a document that includes a report and a plan, through which the land surveyor expresses his professional opinion on the actual situation and state of an immovable property. It provides a status report in regards to the ownership, cadastre and laws governing this property.

A certificates of localization is usually required for real estate transactions, and may be requested by a creditor, notary, lawyer, real estate broker, licensed appraiser or municipality.

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Technical description

A technical description is used to describe the boundaries of a parcel of land subject to specific rights. This includes but is not limited to, border, administrative boundaries, servitudes, agricultural zoning, prior agreements to a real estate transaction, etc. This description is accompanied by a plan showing all boundaries involved and surrounding immovable property.

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Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of bodies of water and the land areas adjacent to those bodies of water and makes a cartographic representation of them.

A land surveyor can make bathymetric observations on water bodies for land delimitations or his data may be used to plan structure construction such as bridges and dams.

His expertise is also essential for any matter concerning protective strips and flood zone.

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Layout is the exact location of a future construction on a property. After the issuance of a permit , the land surveyor produces a “layout certificate” which is a written evidence of the execution of the work carried out.

Before delivering a construction permit, most municipalities demand the issuance of a layout project plan. The land surveyor prepares a layout project plan, which defines the future position of the new structure in relation to the property boundaries.

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Staking and boundary determination

Staking refers to all survey operations performed by a land surveyor using bench-marks to indicate the boundaries of a property. The surveyor’s opinion is only valid for the mandatory.

Contrary to staking, which is a unilateral operation, boundary determination requires the involvement of immediate neighbours. It is often used in a situation of conflicting land ownership. Boundary determination can be done as an out-of-court settlement when owners agree on a common position of the boundary. If the parties involved cannot reach an agreement, it becomes a judicial matter.

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Building layout

You need precise measurements for your installations?

With our sophisticated technological tools such as our 3D scanner, we can perform a precise 3D modelling of your structures. Whether it is for interior or exterior, for verifying works or planning new structures, Ecce Terra is there to support you.