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    Butler Land Surveying, LLC
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    Professional Land Surveyors
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BLS provides professional land surveying to clients in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania.
The office is located in Little Meadows, Susquehanna County, PA.


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In the field, Butler Land Surveying (BLS) utilizes state-of-the-art technology. For GPS projects, BLS uses Trimble RTK receivers which allow ties to state plane coordinate datum. Conventional survey work is done using dependable Topcon electronic total stations connected to Windows based TDS Ranger data collectors. This link allows for data to be stored electronically through the TDS Survey Pro collection software. Field points are described and labeled for field-to-finish mapping in the office.

In the office, field data is downloaded directly into Carlson Survey mapping software. Field labels correspond to symbols in the CADD environment. Linear features such as roads and fences are drawn automatically. Finish mapping is in AutoCAD.

Large format scanning and plotting allows BLS to backdrop photos or plans into the final map for an enhanced vision of the site.

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Meet the Staff

Scott S. Williams, PLS

Scott S. Williams, PLS

Owner

Scott S. Williams, PLS is the owner of Butler Land Surveying. Scott is a licensed land surveyor in Pennsylvania and New York State and has been practicing since 1988.

Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner

Senior Survey Tech

Brian has over 30 years of experience in land surveying as he started with John Butler, PLS in the early 1980’s.

Mark Wheaton

Mark Wheaton

Senior Survey Tech

Mark is a long-time resident of Warren Center, PA and attended Penn State University where he received an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984.

Patrick Grimes, PLS

Patrick Grimes, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor

Patrick is a Licensed Land Surveyor in Pennsylvania and New York State and has been practicing since 1990.

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

Survey Party Chief

Chris specializes in the oil and gas industry. He attended Paul Smith’s College where he received an Associate Degree in Surveying Technology in 2005.

Team Member

Julie Cook

Survey Tech

Julie is originally from Troy, PA and attended Pennsylvania College of Technology where she earned an Associate Degree in Architecture.

Team Member

Danielle Johnson

Director of First Impressions

Danielle joined the BLS staff in May 2021. She is from West Warren, PA and earned an Associate Degree in Management Information Systems in Binghamton, NY in 2007.

Survey Crew

Pat Mardovancy

Pat

Mordovancy
John Beckwith

John

Beckwith
Chad Vermilya

Chad

Vermilya
Isaac Bennett

Isaac

Bennett
Dylan Krise

Dylan

Krise
Jace Nichols

Jace

Nichols

Our Services

BLS provides professional land surveying to clients in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania.

In order to identify the location of a parcel boundary a landowner should have a boundary survey completed.

To perform a boundary survey of a property, Butler Land Surveying (BLS) will typically perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct research of deeds and maps using LANDEX or by going to the county courthouse to identify deed descriptions of the subject parcel and the adjoining parcels.
  • Perform a field survey of the subject parcel using conventional and GPS techniques to measure the location of existing property line evidence. Analyze field data with respect to deed descriptions to generate a final boundary solution.
  • Perform a field survey to mark the final boundary corners with 5/8-inch rebar and caps and mark the property lines using flagging, paint and blazes.
  • Prepare a final map reflecting the results of the field survey.
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In order to divide land into smaller tracts a landowner must submit a subdivision map to the local government for approval. Map requirements and subdivision processes differ depending upon the municipality.

To perform a subdivision of your property, BLS will typically perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct research of deeds and maps using LANDEX or by going to the county courthouse to identify deed descriptions of the subject parcel and the adjoining parcels.
  • Perform a field survey of the subject parcel to measure the location of existing property line evidence. Depending on the size of the existing parcel, it may not be necessary to survey the entire tract.
  • Analyze field data with respect to deed descriptions to generate a final boundary solution of the area to be subdivided.
  • Perform a field survey to mark the final boundary corners of the new parcel with 5/8-inch rebar and caps and mark the property lines using flagging, paint and blazes.
  • Prepare a subdivision map in compliance with municipal requirements reflecting the results of the field survey and the new parcel.
  • Prepare a surveyor’s description of the new parcel.

A topographic survey is often needed when substantial construction is planned for a site. Generally, this survey work is done in close coordination with a Professional Engineer, Architect or Landscape Architect who is designing the new facilities.

To perform a topographic survey of your property, BLS will typically perform the following tasks:

  • Perform a field survey of the site to measure the location of existing site features such as buildings, drives, surface utilities, walls, water and woods lines. Ground elevations are measured to generate contours.
  • Prepare a 3D surface of the site using specialized modeling software. Generate contours and label surface features.
  • Prepare a topographic map which reflects the results of the field survey.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires homeowners to submit an elevation certificate as part of an application process to review flood insurance requirements.

To prepare an elevation certificate for certain areas, BLS measures the house election relative to a known benchmark. These refence benchmarks are often miles away and require considerable time to measure to.

The completed elevation certificate may reflect the floor elevation of the home. It is signed and sealed by a Licensed Land Surveyor.

Prior to construction, contractors often need critical points laid out using precise measurements. These points may be building corners or grade stakes for earthwork excavation.

To perform construction layout services, BLS will typically pre-compute the position of the features relative to established control points at the site. Then the field crew sets stakes and hubs to allow the contractor to begin construction.

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With the recent development of the Marcellus gas play, Butler Land Surveying has prepared hundreds of well plats for the permitting process. Field surveys using GPS are conducted to obtain a latitude and longitude of the proposed well. Additional features such as property corners and access roads are also located. Using the PADEP format, a well location plat is prepared showing the result of the survey.

  • Well Site Feasibility
  • Gas Well Permitting
  • Topographic Surveying
  • Route Surveying
  • GPS Control Surveying
  • Construction Stakeout
  • Boundary Line Determinations

Drone mapping (also called aerial surveying) is the process of taking pictures from the air and using software to digitally “stitch” them together into a 3D map of a worksite.

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1567 Pennsylvania Ave Suite 5, Little Meadows, PA 18830
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P.O. Box 402, Little Meadows, PA 18830
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