Professional Land Surveying

Boundary Lot Retracement

Sample Boundary Small Generic

A boundary retracement survey presents, in plan form, the relationship between recorded property descriptions with physical features on the ground such as boundary monuments, houses, driveways, water bodies, roads, and topography. A typical boundary retracement survey is a four-part project consisting of document research, field location, drafting and analysis, and boundary marking.

Boundary Lot Retracement PDF

Large Tract Boundary Plat

Sample Boundary Large ANP Survey

Boundary surveys are not all small lots. Plisga & Day retraces boundaries for large tracts of land such as this project for the National Park Service at Acadia National Park. This sample shows a boundary line retraced over several miles in Bar Harbor, Maine. Only one page of the seven page planset is shown.

Large Tract Boundary Plat PDF>

Assessor Map or Tax Map

Sample Tax Map Ludlow with Aerial

Muncipal assessor maps or tax maps roughly depict the lots within the town. This particular example shows the lots with an aerial photo backdrop for a portion of Ludlow, Maine.

Assessor Map/Tax Map PDF

Interactive Boundary Survey

Sample Boundary Interactive Islesford Museum

Boundary surveys can be quite complicated with multiple easements or servitudes across the property. The sample for the Islesford Museum includes several right of ways and a grave site. The PDF plan includes links to additional documents in the same PDF. Open this plan and try out an interactive map that links the map to source documents. Can you find the 1952 aerial photo? Try the PDF Bookmarks too.

Interactive Boundary Survey PDF

Elevation Certificate and Letter of Map Amendment

Sample LOMA Exhibit

Financing a property near the flood zone usually requires an Elevation Certificate that might necessitate a Letter of Map Amendment to remove a property from the flood hazard area. Properties near the flood zone with or without and an established Base Flood Elevation require measurements tied to the National Datum. In addition to FEMA forms filled out, additional site information is sometimes required such as shown in this Exhibit to a LOMA application.

LOMA Exhibit PDF

Site Plan

Site Plan

A Site Plan is a boundary retracement survey, generally of a commercial site, modified to include municipal building restrictions, parcel dimensional requirements, proposed construction plans and restricted areas such as wetlands. A Site Plan is generally prepared for a municipality to ensure proposed developments will conform to specific codes and zoning requirements. This site shows the proposed kitchen addition to a Tri-City Pizza in Bangor, Maine.

Planning Map PDF

Planning Map

Planning Map

Pictures can be useful when added to flat maps and sometimes can be used as the map. This example shows a proposed monument site, see the red hatch, to be located at the Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine. The locus map shows the surrounding peninsula and directions of views were inspected.

Planning Map PDF

Regional Planning Map

Regional Planning Map

This example shows a proposed regional trail system with several monument sites proposed along the route. This is a large file (4.2Mb) and may take a minute to load in your browser.

Regional Planning Map PDF


Plisga & Day was incorporated in 1978 by Stanley J. Plisga and Richard A. Day to provide traditional land survey services. Since its founding Plisga & Day has grown into the information age by using the latest in technology and computers. Technology and commitment to quality records have extended Plisga & Day from a land service organization into a digital information product center. Plisga & Day is capable of assisting you in all your land service needs present and future.


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Surveying services vary depending on client requirements and project parameters. For example, Plisga & Day uses national standards for projects when appropriate such as when commercial clients are using national lenders. Plisga & Day strives to provide quality work that is appropriately taylored to the task at hand.

Feel free to review or download PDF versions of the state and national standards we use here at Plisga & Day.