Land Surveying in Wisconsin

Our surveys are accurately performed with the latest in technology. Creative plat designs that enhance the natural features of a property are our trademark. Our experience with regulatory issues guides a plat smoothly through the approval process. The Martenson & Eisele surveying team travels throughout Northeast Wisconsin - Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Wausau, Steven's Point, Sheboygan, and surrounding areas.


Topographic Surveys
A Topographic Map provides three-dimensional information about a land parcel. It shows the physical features of the lands surface, including elevation change. Underground features may also be shown when locations are known. This information forms the basis engineering design for surface water control, sanitary sewer, water main, parking surfaces, and also concept design for residential, industrial and commercial developments.

Subdivision Platting
Subdivisions create lots that can be transferred from seller to buyer for construction of residential, commercial or industrial buildings in rural or urban settings.

Certified Survey Maps
Sometimes referred to as minor subdivisions, Certified Survey Maps are used to create four (4) lots or less from a single parcel that can be transferred from seller to buyer. They can be done in urban or rural settings and are used in residential, commercial or industrial applications.  They can also be used for attachment of adjacent parcels into a single lot or to consolidate lots or parcels.

Condominium Plats
Plat used to show the precise location and access for residential, business, commercial or industrial units spatially within a common area of a parcel of land for the purpose of transferring title of a unit from seller to a buyer.

Plat of Survey\Boundary Survey
A Plat of Survey and Boundary Survey are often used interchangeably to provide information pertaining to a parcels boundary and boundary issues, such as encroachments or easements. These types of surveys may be used for location of property lines for the purpose of constructing a fence, adding on to or constructing a new building, or other improvements on the parcel.

American Land Title Surveys (ALTA) 
Financial institutions, prior to providing funding for a piece of land and improvements, generally require a Title Survey. Maps are prepared meeting prescribed requirements of the American Land Title Association’s standards for Land Title Surveys. This survey provides Title Insurance Companies a basis on which they can insure a property and it’s improvements.

County Remonumentation 
Re-establishes lost or obliterated controls of the sectionalized land system, which is the basis of all property ownership in the state of Wisconsin.

Flood Plain Survey/Elevation Certificate 
Properties located near navigable waterways or lakes are affected by flood plains.  These surveys specifically locate and show the limits of the 100-year flood and its relationship to existing improvements and the remaining parcel to obtain proof for financial institutions or insurance companies that the property is out of the flood plain.

A flood map will sometimes show a property to be in the 100-year floodplain even when the buildings appear to be above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).  If it is believed that a parcel of land or a building are not in the 100-year floodplain, a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) of Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) can be applied for.  A LOMA or LOMR are statements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that serve to remove a parcel of land or structure from the floodplain.  If a LOMA or LOMR is issued, the lender may use this letter to relieve the federal requirements for flood insurance purchase for property that is located in the 100-year floodplain.

Geodetic Control/GPS 
The sectionalized land system is the framework from which all properties lie and are described.  The Geodetic Control is done using numerical coordinates from known control stations that are related to sea level datum or other established systems.   Geodetic controls are used during construction of highways, buildings, site layouts and locating and mapping municipal infrastructure. This is accomplished using Global Positioning Systems referred to as GPS.

Residential and Commercial Building Site Layout 
Staking commercial and residential buildings on the building site provides the contractor with assurance the building has been located on the lot as designed on their approved Site Plan.  Private, commercial or municipal site staking includes infrastructure such as sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer, parking lots, curb and roadways, as well as surface water controls.

Highway and Bridge Layout  
Fulfilling the needs of road construction for state highway regions, county highway commissions or municipal governments starts with the initial route survey and right-of-way mapping and monumenting, to cross-sections for design, and construction staking for major highways, county roads or local streets.