Land Surveying Tucson

Darling provides surveying and environmental permitting services to private land owners, Federal, State and local governments, utilities, municipalities, mining, and other industries worldwide.

Darling Geomatics has worked with some of the country's top companies

We make the land surveying process easier for you.

    Our team of professional surveyors have the the technical expertise as well as the experience to know how to handle all jobs, big or small.

We Survey Your Property

We come to you and survey your site. We accurately determine the terrestrial or three-dimensional space position of points and the distances and angles between them. We establish land maps and boundaries for private owns and municipalities.

We Do the Research

Research will be gathered from various offices in the municipality's courthouse in which the job is located. Depending on the job, government agencies such as the Arizona Department of Transportation or the Arizona Department of Natural Resources may need to be contacted.

You Get Deliverables

The final step is to have the drawings we created for you signed by a notary. The drawings can then be reviewed and signed off on by different offices in the courthouse if applicable. If necessary, a copy of the recorded survey can be taken to an attorney or title company so that a deed can be prepared to transfer the property if needed.

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Professional Property Surveyor.

Our land surveying division is led by Richard D. Darling, RLS, who has over 40 years of diversified surveying experience. Donald Proud, RLS, assists Mr. Darling in running 4 survey crews. Darling and Proud have completed ALTAs; property title searches; written legal descriptions; performed boundary surveys for subdivisions, patented mineral claims, and section subdivisions (GLO Retracements); and completed Cadastral Surveys for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Forest Service.

Darling has extensive experience in the integration of professional land surveying with the following: 3D Laser Scanning and Modeling, Aerial Control Surveys, Mineral Claim Staking, Utility Easement Preparation and Acquisition, Flood Plain Studies, Topographic Mapping, and Construction Surveys. A list of Surveying Services offered is presented below:

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Surveying Services

It doesn't matter what kind of job you're working on, we've probably successfully completed dozens of similar projects.
Here is a list of our most popular surveying services:

3D Laser Scanning Integrated with Land Surveying for Accurate Geospatial Data
American Land Title Association (ALTA) Surveys
Utility Easement Preparation and Acquisition
Easement and Right-of-Way Investigation - Boundary Surveys
Transmission Line Route Surveys
Topographic Surveys
Boundary Surveys
Aerial Control Surveys
Spatial (3D Scanning) Control Surveys
Road Right-of-Way Surveys
Construction Layout Surveys & Monitoring Services
Mining Claims Surveys, Aboveground and Underground Mine Surveys
Data Collection for Geographic Information Systems
Cadastral Surveys
Tentative and Final Plat Preparation and Submittal
Flood Insurance Certifications
Acreage Subdividing Surveys and Mapping
Real Property Reports
Development Plans
Site Grading Certifications

We combine the environmental and surveying sciences to offer GIS data collection such as flood plain delineation, wildlife population and habitat mapping, native plant inventory mapping, utilities and other pertinent GIS features. We provide precise mapping using state-of-the-art Trimble real-time GLONASS GPS equipment, which provides sub-centimeter accuracy and is a rapid vehicle for data collection. Using these tools and the expertise of a combined experience of over 80 years, Darling Geomatics can provide an AutoCAD overlay for incorporation into your current GIS database.

G.P.S. / S.I.S.
Darling Geomatics is proud to be a leader in providing state-of-the art Spatial Imagery System (SIS) using the integration of 3D scanning and Trimble GPS surveying systems. The SIS system is capable of providing sub-millimeter accuracy and can be used for virtually all applications. We have been very successful in providing surveying services to municipalities, mining, engineering and construction companies. We will continue to upgrade our equipment to assure our clients that they are receiving the highest level of precision.

With a full service land surveying department, Darling has the ability to collect various types of data that pertain to GIS. We are able compile any terrestrial, and many subterranean features using GPS, 3D scanning, drones or using traditional surveying techniques. Point, line, and polygon data is easily acquired and rendered in AutoCAD. The data is then exported as a .SHP file so that it can be used with ESRI software

Darling provides surveying and environmental permitting services to Federal, State and local governments, private landowners, utilities, municipalities, mining, and other industries worldwide.

NAIC codes: 541340 - Drafting Services, 541370 - Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services, 541620 - Environmental Consulting Services, 541922 Commercial Photography


Property Surverying Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of land surveying?

Surveying or land surveying involves the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional spacial position of points and the distances and angles that exist between them. Typically the results of a land survey are to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes.

How much does a survey cost?

It's common to wonder how much it costs to survey property lines. The answer to this question depends on the type of survey you need and the amount of space that needs to be surveyed. Additional factors to consider to determine a survey's cost include things such as terrain, foliage, the existance or non-existance of old recorded documents, date of last survey, disturbed or missing property corners, size of tract to be surveyed and the scope of services required to name a few. Before pricing or quoting a survey a look at these and other factors should be taken to insure an accurate price is given. The best way to get an accurate survey quote is to share as much information as possible with your surveyor and let them know what you expect as a final product and the services you expect to receive during the survey process. Each surveyor will price or quote a job differently but should be able to advise clients in regards to expense in advance.

How long is a survey good for?

It is very common for old surveying plans or maps to be used by current surveyors to retrace old boundary lines. For centuries survey measurements have been used in the preparation of legal documents such as deeds, easements, agreements, etc and the results of a survey are often time reflected on a plat or map. Land Ssurvey records can be used to transfer land for many years and are often times the only resource available to find the true and original location of property corners. Many land owners only have their property surveyed once but may refer back to their documents for many years.

Do you use GPS for your survey?

Yes. Our surveyors have the capability to use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate boundaries and other objects needed in order to perform n accurate a survey. GPS is a great tool to have and use, however the cost and the limitations of the equipment keep it from totally replacing the other equipment surveyor’s use every day.

When do you need a survey?

The purchase of land is often the largest investment most people will make. It is a wise investment to do a complete survey of your property to insure you are buying and getting what you believe is involved in the purchase. Each landowner should also know where their property boundaries lie in order to protect their property from encroachments and trespassing.

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Now You Can Survey from Your Desktop

When we survey your project using 3D we convert the data into any deliverable you want so you can import it to the tool of your choice. No need to send out a crew to re-measure. You can survey the everything from your desktop.


Precise Data

If accuracy is important, Darling Geomatics is the right call to make. Our scans are accurate to within 6mm.

Fast Turnaround

Time is money. Our turnaround times from contract to deliverables will keep your project running smoothly and efficiently.

Budget Friendly

Darling Geomatics understands the budget constraints that businesses face today. We use many surveying techniques that are faster and less expensive than traditional methods.

Safety Conscious

Your people are your most precious resource. We can use techniques that don’t interrupt your workflow and don’t put people at risk.

Reliable Service

We have been offering surveying services for over 40 years. There isn't a project type we haven't seen and helped make better.

Deliverables You Want

Not only do we survey within budget and time constraints we provide you with the deliverables you need to complete your work.

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CEO and Principal Owner

"The accuracy an engineer can achieve through Darling Geomatics' high tech surveying instantly makes the project safer and more profitable."