America Land Title Association (ALTA) Survey: A survey made for the purpose of supplying a title company and lender with survey and location data necessary for issuing Title Insurance on a parcel. An ALTA survey is most common for commercial properties. An ALTA Survey is required to meet the current ALTA standards. An ALTA Survey must also be in conformance with the Administrative Code A-E 7.
Boundary Retracement Survey: This is called a Plat of Survey. A survey for the express purpose of locating the corners and boundary lines of an existing parcel of land. This involves record and field research, measurements, and computations to establish boundary lines in conformance with the case law and boundary establishment doctrines. A Plat of Survey must meet the requirements of Wisconsin Administrative Code A-E 7.
Cemetery Plat: The layout of a Cemetery into lots and blocks. A Cemetery Plat would be required to meet Wisconsin Statutes 157.
Certified Survey Map (Minor Land Division): The subdivision of a parcel of land into smaller parcels, limited to 4 parcels on a map, in conformance with local ordinances and Wisconsin State Statutes 236.
Condominium Plat: This type of survey is needed for the creation of a condominium. This survey establishes the Units, Common Elements, and Limited Common Elements. This type of survey must meet the requirements of Wisconsin State Statutes 703.
Construction Staking: Construction staking of improvements shown on improvement plans, such as roads, buildings, pipelines, utilities, etc.
Court Exhibit Survey: Analysis of various legal description and survey maps, field locating of record, existing monuments, and physical features, and mapping showing this information for the purpose of presenting a visual exhibit to be used in a courtroom.
Subdivision Plat: The subdivision of a parcel of land into smaller parcels, in conformance with local ordinances and Wisconsin State Statutes 236.
Topographic Survey: A survey locating topographic features – natural and man made – such as buildings, improvements, fences, elevations, trees, streams, contours of the land, etc. This type of survey may be required by a governmental agency, or may be used by engineers and/or architects for design of improvements or developments on a site. A topographic survey would be required to be in conformance with the Administrative Code A-E 7 if the map shows parcel boundaries.