Land Survey

The team combines best practices of land surveying, aerial operations, and the latest CAD software to produce premium survey products in a time frame that meets our clients’ needs.

Today’s high land costs demand highly accurate, detailed surveys and the most comprehensive procedures from the field to the office to ensure that our client’s projects are problem-free and yield a maximum return on investment.

Our clients include large and small contractors, real estate lawyers, lenders, land title companies, municipalities, property owners, developers and corporations, but our strength is in providing in-house services to Landform’s three, client-focused design studios. This efficient continuity of service ensures the survey team is integrated into the design process. This work culture provides seamless documentation, not rework, from which a design solution can emerge.

Our clients appreciate the quality and efficiency of our survey service and its contribution to all Landform projects. We provide full land survey services directly for clients or in conjunction with our Residential, Retail & Commercial or Planning & Urban Design Studios.


Our services include: 

  • Boundary Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Certificates of Survey
  • Plats & Registered Land Surveys
  • Replatting & Parcel Splits
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys
  • Condominium Platting
  • Property and Easement Descriptions
  • Tree Surveys
  • Wetland Surveys
  • Construction Staking & Layout
  • Pipeline/Powerline Route Surveys
  • Geodetic Control Surveys

Meet the Survey Department’s Lead, Lynn Caswell

Lynn has over 50 years of experience in surveying. As the Senior Surveyor, he supervises Landform’s talented and growing survey team and he guides clients through municipal and regulatory agencies for land development projects and major planning projects. He is responsible for the implementation and supervision of quality control systems. Mr. Caswell is involved in site inspection and determination of site suitability and conducts boundary and title analyses. He has provided project management and quality control for the construction staking of sewers, water and roadways for several hundred commercial, residential and municipal projects. He has completed preparation of right-of-way acquisition easements for MN/DOT, as well as preparation of easements for public improvements. He has also considerable experience in environmental permitting.


  • Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award
  • 2004 Recipient of the WM Kelley Memorial award
  • 1998 Recipient of the MSPS Surveyor of the Year award
  • 1990 Recipient of of EA Rathburn Memorial award