Land Surveying Services to Accurately Locate Specific Points and Boundaries
Land Surveying Services
- ALTA/NSPS land title survey
- Boundary survey
- Cemetery survey
- Construction staking
- County surveyor
- Expert witness testimony
- FAA survey
- FEMA survey
- Geodetic leveling
- GIS survey
- Hydrographic survey
- Legal descriptions
- NRCS survey
- Pipeline survey
- Resort survey
- Right-of-way plat
- Telecommunication survey
- Topographic survey
- Tribal survey
Listen & Plan
We start by listening to what you need. Then, we come up with a plan to get your job done.
Next, our team mobilizes and performs the necessary survey work.
Deliver Final Survey
Deliver a polished Certificate of Survey with all necessary information included.
Land Surveying Services for Public and Private Clients
Widseth’s land surveyors and technicians perform a variety of services for clients throughout the Midwest. Our private-sector work ranges from single lots to subdivision plats and from construction staking to topographical surveys. Public sector work—for clients such as the Department of Transportation, the Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, counties, and cities—typically involves GPS control projects (whether small or large), section subdivisions, monumentation, road and underground utility staking, and road surveys for reconstruction and bridge design. Our team includes a Certified Federal Surveyor and a Certified Hydrographer who are ready to tackle your specific circumstances.
Bridge Plaza Series with Chloe Aanenson: Episode 2 — Surveying
Join Chloe on her quest as she gets a behind-the-scenes look at Widseth’s Bridge Plaza project during construction. In this episode Chloe talks with Peter Oetliker, LS, to learn what a land surveyor does on a project like this. Follow the entire series!
Bridge Plaza is a five-story development that includes dining, retail, Class A office space, and upscale apartments. Located between two major entry points to Mankato’s downtown district, Bridge Plaza will transform a highly visible yet underutilized lot.
Widseth Has One of the Only Certified Hydrographer in Minnesota
Watch Widseth’s Juergen Brunkhorst, LS, CH, as he performs a hydrographic survey on Goose Lake. The Minnesota DNR retained Widseth to conduct a survey of the lakebed prior to the Department’s dredging project as well as periodic quantity surveys to measure the progress of the dredging operation. The removal of three to four feet of sediment from an eight-acre area of the lake improved fish habitat and boat access.
Widseth Surveyors to Complete Aitkin County Remonumentation Project
Widseth’s survey team is working with Aitkin County on a remonumentation project to locate section corners in an area north of Lake Mille Lacs. The original corners in this location were established in 1858 by the United States Government Deputy Surveyor and his crew. It’s important to locate section corners because they serve as reference points for all other surveys. Aitkin County residents can feel confident moving forward knowing that their property surveys will be highly accurate.
Land of 10,000 Stakes — Why Construction Staking is Important
Construction staking ensures projects are built as designed and is an important part of any project. Contractors rely on the stakes for horizontal and vertical locations of project infrastructure. Our crews establish critical points using GPS and Robotic Total Stations to mark specific features — such as curbs, building footprints, utility lines, manholes, fire hydrants, catch basins, stormwater ponds, light poles, and more. If it’s going to be built, we stake it first.
Widseth field survey crews perform construction staking each year on all sorts of projects, including municipal streets & utilities, commercial developments, landfills, cell towers, pipelines, and home construction. We pound between 7,000 and 10,000 stakes into the ground each construction season!
Challenge Academy Students Get a Taste of Land Surveying
The Challenge Academy program is designed to address the special needs of gifted/high potential students. Widseth’s land surveyor Juergen Brunkhorst explained what a land surveyor does and brought the group to a job site. This was a great opportunity for students to see how the information on drawings gets translated to the construction of a real project.