The services provided by Arrigan Geo Surveyors are:
Topographical Surveys
Site Survey Services
Boundary Surveys
Consultancy
Legal work – expert witness
Land Transfer Mapping
Declarations of Identity for property sales
Auctioneering Mapping
Cartography
Measured Building Surveys (through an associate company)

The company provides a service principally to the construction and legal sectors. The work-areas covered are not clearly defined, as jobs have been taken on in all parts of the country, but in general the Connaught Region (including Co. Clare) would be the normal limits. By far, the area of main interest is Galway City and environs.


Topographical Surveys:
A highly accurate detailed map of the Earth’s Surface usually for a specific site or district. This is created using electronic instruments linked to computer programs. The surveyor on the ground reads hundreds of points and inserts codes into the survey instrument and a drawing is later completed at the office. Typically this map will be contoured, and will also show the levels of buildings, roads, manholes and streams and the position of all objects. We provide the finished drawings on CAD or on paper plots.

Site Survey Services:
On development sites there is a need for accurate surveying at the initial site design stage and also at development stage. We provide accurate surveying services on sites at all stages, consistently monitoring and advising the clients as the various phases evolve. Staking out on large development sites is complex and demanding and requires a high level of expertise and excellent team work. We continue to manage many developments within our catchment area.

Boundary Surveys:
A map produced to check and record the position of a particular boundary. This is created using electronic instruments linked to computer programs. The surveyor on the ground surveys as much detail in the general area as possible, including the boundary to be checked. When the survey is processed on computer a paper plot is created and this is then compared against the Legal Registered Boundaries. Usually a report is drafted to show the findings and stake out the boundaries if required.

Consultancy:
Many clients wish to consult with us to discuss the accuracy rquirements for their particular project, and the applications to which survey data can be applied. Other people end up in awkward situations for one reason or another, and need reassurance with regard to boundary issues or neighbouring development concerns, and may need advice on how to approach their particular problem. We give the support and advice as deemed necessary to guide them in the right direction.

Court/Legal Work:
Many clients wish to consult with us to discuss the accuracy rquirements for their particular project, and the applications to which survey data can be applied. Other people end up in awkward situations for one reason or another, and need reassurance with regard to boundary issues or neighbouring development concerns, and may need advice on how to approach their particular problem. We give the support and advice as deemed necessary to guide them in the right direction.

Land Transfer Mapping:
In Ireland there are two ways to hold legal title to property. Firstly, there is the older Registry of Deeds Title. This form of title is of high quality, but from a mapping perspective it can be poor, as there is also a written description of the property in the Deed. Secondly, there is Land Registry Title, which is map based and a record of all registered property is held at the Land Registry Office. We prepare the maps for the transfer of land and property units for both Registry of Deeds and Land Registry. We also prepare maps to correct errors in title maps – which is a common occurence.

Declarations of Identity for Property Sales:
When the sale of a site, house, apartment or land is about to conclude, the solicitor for the purchaser may require a Statutory Declaration to verify that the title boundaries are correct. The particular property has to be measured and verified and checked against the title boundaries. We draft our own declarations as required and particularly for work that has been carried out by our office.

Auctioneering Mapping:
We produce maps for the sale of property and lands. Normally we produce a Location Map to guide the client to the general area, and a Property Map to show the exact extents of the Unit or Lands in sale. We also examine the title maps and verify the boundaries, and finally calculate and certify the area.

Cartography:
This is the artistic part of mapping. Cartography takes into account the information being presented, the compilation of the information and the use of colour, linetypes, symbols and text in the finished drawings. In the current high-tech world, cartography has been pushed to one side in favour of speed and price. We have always endeavoured to keep our drawings cartographically correct. We are also exploring the subject of Map Art.

Measured Building Surveys:
We do not carry out measured building surveys within buildings, as this is a specialist area, but we have a contact locally who does this, and we refer customers to him. Generally the client makes arrangements directly with the building surveyor.



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Arrigan Geo-Surveyors, The Square, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel: 091 866724 • Mobile: 087 2235066 • Email: arrigangeo@gmail.com