Patrick B. Welch & Associates is a locally owned land planning and surveying company providing clients with a variety of residential and commercial surveying services in a timely fashion at competitive rates. We have been providing land planning and surveying services to Starke Florida and Bradford County, Union County, Alachua County, Putnam County, Marion County, Baker County, Clay County and Columbia County Florida since 1963. Patrick B. Welch and Associates has also been the surveyor for Bradford County, FL and the City of Starke, FL since 1978.
Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them. A land surveying professional is called a land surveyor. These points are usually on the surface of the Earth, and they are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership, locations like building corners or the surface location of subsurface features, or other purposes required by government or civil law, such as property sales.
Surveyors work with elements of geometry, trigonometry, regression analysis, physics, engineering, metrology, programming languages and the law. They use equipment like total stations, robotic total stations, GPS receivers, retroreflectors, 3D scanners, radios, handheld tablets, digital levels, drones, GIS and surveying software.
Surveying has been an element in the development of the human environment since the beginning of recorded history. The planning and execution of most forms of construction require it. It is also used in transport, communications, mapping, and the definition of legal boundaries for land ownership. It is an important tool for research in many other scientific disciplines.
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