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Surveying In Ancient Cultures

Did you know? Without surveying, the world as we know it would be much different from a structural, economical, and overall functional standpoint. Surveying has shaped our modern culture in numerous ways from establishing land boundary for ownership to mapping out safe development zones within individual communities. This was recognized early on by ancient cultures as a vital […]

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New at Stoner: Company Announcement

Stoner is pleased to announce our new company brand and website. Our Brand While we embrace our successful past, we also look to the future ahead. Today, we proudly unveil our reimagined identity — Stoner & Associates is now, simply, Stoner. Our Website Along with our new brand, we have launched our newly redesigned website […]

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Land Surveying After A Storm

Although not commonly thought of as playing a pivotal role in the reconstruction of a disaster area from a natural disaster; Land surveying can play a vital role in getting thing back to normal after a severe storm such as a hurricane, tornado, or massive flooding event. These types of natural disasters often blur property […]

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Spring is the Perfect Time for Land Surveying

In Florida, Land Surveying is completed all year long depending on when projects need to be completed. However, there are certain times of the year that are ideal for land surveying than others. Surveying during the spring months is a lot better than trying to complete a survey in the heat of the summer, dealing […]

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Mason–Dixon line – A Historical Survey Landmark in US History

Land Surveying is one of the oldest professions in the world. A historical survey landmark in US history is the Mason-Dixon Line. So, what is the Mason-Dixon Line and why is it important? The “Mason and Dixon’s Line” was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute between British colonies in Colonial America. […]

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Hiring A Land Surveyor

Commercial Land Surveying can be a complicated business, and for that reason we have provided the following important areas to consider when hiring a Land Surveyor. Make sure they are a qualified surveyor. According to Florida Statute, in order to become a licensed professional, you must have a degree in surveying and mapping of 4 […]

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What’s Involved in a Utility Map

Utility Map, also known as Underground Utility Location Survey or Utility Mapping, shows the positioning and identification of buried pipes and cables beneath the ground. The procedure involves detecting things like sewers, electric cables, telecoms cables, gas and water mains. The purpose of this particular type of survey is the horizontal location of underground utilities […]

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A Close Look a Topographic Surveys

A Topographic Survey is a survey that collects data on the elevation points of an area of land and presents them as contour lines on a plot. In general, a topographic survey will provide data on the natural and man-made features of the land, in addition to its elevations. The characteristics of a topographical survey […]

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Why Land Surveying Is Important

Surveyors  play an important part in  all real estate transactions; from determining property boundaries to mapping elevations for land development, a licensed surveyor is the only legal entity authorized to perform vital components in most real estate endeavors. What Is Land Surveying When you ask most people about land surveyors and what they do the […]

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New Year – New Construction Projects Ahead

With the beginning of a new year we are pleased to work on many new construction projects. The following are just a few in our pipeline: McJunkin Farms – Loxahatchee Road , Parkland , FL Lakewood Road Apartments – Lake Worth, FL Dania Beach Energy Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL NW 68th Ave Canal Headwall […]

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What Land Surveyor’s Use in the Field

As commercial land surveyors, we carry around a great deal of equipment to get the job done right. When out in the field, quite often we are mistaken for photographers because of the tripods, but the rest of our gear quickly dismisses that thought. We deal with precise measurements, so it’s crucial to have the […]

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The History of Land Surveying

Did you know that Land Surveying is one of the oldest professions in the world? Let’s look at the history of land surveying and how it has influenced modern land surveying. Land Surveying Ownership of land has always been and is still today a very significant part of the lives of everyone in the world. […]

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Property Easements, What You Need to Know

An easement is an interest in property that allows another person the legal right to use or own parts of the property owner’s land for a specific purpose. Essentially, it gives the someone the right to trespass on your land as long as it follows the easements restrictions. Understanding how easements may affect your commercial […]

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When Do You Need an ALTA Land Survey?

An ALTA Survey is a survey prepared by a licensed surveyor in accordance with detailed standards adopted by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). The ALTA Survey is a land title survey that assesses the boundaries, the location of the improvements on the property, including buildings […]

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Famous Historical Land Surveyors

Land surveying has played a vital role in the formation of all nations and the United States is no exception. In fact, did you know that one of the largest original land holders in the state of Georgia, Nobel Jones, was the state’s original and sole surveyors during the formation of Georgia? To this day […]

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Understanding Florida’s Flood Zones

Florida is well documented as a geographical region that can experience significant weather and flooding issues. Therefore, it is always strongly recommended that commercial property owners brush up on their understanding of flood zones and the impact they can have on flood insurance and overall flood risk. Flood zones and elevation requirements are implemented and […]

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Professional Land Surveyor Qualifications in The State of Florida

Becoming a professional land surveyor takes hard work and dedication to the craft. In order to obtain a professional surveyor and mapper license, all applicants must be approved by the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers prior to taking any examination for Florida licensure through the process of examination and or endorsement. First time […]

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Land Surveying Expert Witness, When to Hire A Qualified Surveyor

When most people think of an expert witness they think of an accountant, a medical professional, forensics or a mental health expert. However, expert witnesses are used in a wide scope of legal issues which also includes issues related to land boundaries, surveys and more.In certain litigation cases, a surveying expert witness can be an […]

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5 Common Land Surveying Myths Debunked

Commercial Land Surveying can be a complicated business, and for that reason there are quite a few misconceptions about what it is and why it is needed. To help out, we have debunked five of the most common surveying myths: Myth 1: Your land has been surveyed in the past and therefore you don’t need […]

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What You Should Know When Looking to Hire a Commercial Property Surveyor

So, you need a land surveyor; how do you find a qualified one? What should you expect in your survey? There are many questions like these that you may be asking yourself and these are good. However, finding a qualified commercial property surveyor goes well beyond the “basic” questions. To help you make an informed […]

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Stoner & Associates was founded by James D. Stoner, P.S.M. in 1988.

Mr. Stoner was formerly Vice President of Land Surveying at Williams Hatfield and Stoner, Inc. (WH&S) a prominent Engineering, Land Surveying and Planning firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  As the son of one of the founding partners of WH&S, it was Mr. Stoner’s dream to one day start his own land surveying firm. That dream […]

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Surveying In Ancient Cultures

Did you know? Without surveying, the world as we know it would be much different from a structural, economical, and overall functional standpoint. Surveying has shaped our modern culture in numerous ways from establishing land boundary for ownership to mapping out safe development zones within individual communities. This was recognized early on by ancient cultures as a vital […]

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