We conduct all types of land surveying and some of our services available
include, but are not limited to, the following:
BOUNDARY SURVEY
A boundary survey of the parcel of land will be
made in accordance with Nebraska State Statutes
and the corners of the parcel of land will be located
and verified or re-established.  This survey CAN be
used for the construction of a fence, structure or
other improvements with regards to local, state
and/or federal regulations.
BOUNDARY & IMPROVEMENT LOCATION SURVEY
(A/K/A MORTGAGE SURVEY)
In addition to a boundary survey, the improvements on the
parcel of land will be located and a check for
encroachments onto or from the subject parcel of land will
be made.  Unless further specified, improvements will
include structures, driveways and sidewalks.
IMPROVEMENT LOCATION REPORT
This is a minimum survey that shows the location of the buildings and foundations
actually located on the land covered by the legal description provided by the client.
Typically, this survey uses a minimum of only two corner monuments. This is NOT a
boundary survey and is subject to any inaccuracies that a boundary survey may
disclose.  The Improvement Location Report should not be used or relied upon for
the establishment of any fence, structure or other improvements.
ALTA/ACSM SURVEY
This is the most comprehensive type of survey.  It covers all the aspects of the
Boundary & Improvement Location Survey together with the identification of
any additional evidence of possession or use which could be adverse to the
interests of the borrower.  The client will provide the surveyor with a completed
“Table A – Optional Survey Responsibilities and Specifications” form from the
Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys.
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TRENTON D. SNOW, LLC
A Land Surveying Company
Kearney, Nebraska
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TRENTON D. SNOW, LLC
A Land Surveying Company

1390 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 1772
Kearney, Nebraska 68848-1772

Phone: (308) 234-1764
Cellular: (308) 293-1085
Fax: (308) 234-1765

Website:
www.nebraskasurveys.com
Email:
snow@nebraskasurveys.com
that to correctly survey a 40 acre tract such as the
NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 (see Figure 1) requires a survey
of almost the entire section?

Consider the minimum steps that are necessary:

a. Recover original government corners 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8    
(these corners set by federal government surveyors in       
the early 1800's).

b. Establish the center of the section (point A) which is       
the intersection of a straight line between points 4              
and 8, and 6 and 2.

c. Establish 1/16 corners B. C, D. and E.

d. Establish SE 1/16 corner (point F) which is the
intersection of straight lines between point B and D, and
C and E.
The above steps are
necessary to locate the
four corners of the
NW1/4 of the SE1/4.  
Since most sections
have dimensions such
as in Figure 2             
(exaggerated to show
that the lines are not
straight nor parallel,
due to difficulties         
encountered in the    
original government  
surveys), it follows  
that the distance       
around a "40" will not
always be 1320', nor
will the sides be at
right    angles to each
other, nor will it be
exactly 40 acres.
1 link = 7.92 inches

1 rod = 16 1/2 feet = 5 1/2 yards = 25 links

1 chain = 66 feet = 100 links = 4 rods

1 furlong = 40 rods = 660 feet

1 mile = 80 chains = 5280 feet = 320 rods

4 rod road = 66 feet wide

3 rod road = 49 1/2 feet wide

1 acre = 43,560 sq. feet = 160 sq. rods =     
10 sq. chains

1 acre is about 208 3/4 feet square and is   
about 8 rods wide by 20 rods longs

1 township = 36 square miles