Land Surveyor

Alberta Land Surveyors are dedicated to the practice of land surveying for the protection of the public and administration of the profession. Area of expertise include Real Property Reports, property line determination, fence line placement, right of way routing, real estate surveys, construction surveying, land surveyor consultation and advice, energy sector projects, infrastructure in urban and rural settings.

At Third Rock Geomatics, we are a team of Professional Land Surveyors and Geomatics Experts, dedicated to high-quality customer experiences, which are personal and authentic.

We are a technology enabled team of seasoned pros who thrive in productive environments and know how to get the job done. We will always be a young company free of the burdens of big-corporate overhead and needless restrictions.

We are Canadian, from the Pacific to the Arctic to the Atlantic, forged through years of working in the elements, from +40°C to -55°C in regions across this great country!

At the heart of Third Rock Geomatics is a desire to contribute to the greater good, to give our clients the benefit our decades of experience, and to embrace the adventure of modern technology.

Third Rock is part of a new generation in Geomatics achieving high speed delivery through revolutionary technology and empowered project management, with your goals as ours.

The Third Rock Process: The three most important rules for solid Project Management and Delivery are Process, Process, & Process! From your initial contact with the Third Rock Team you will experience a measured approach to consultation, planning, and execution.

Spot the Encroachment – Where is my Property Line?

By |2020-11-25T13:27:37-07:00November 10th, 2020|Land Surveyor|

How to Spot an Encroachment Where is my Property Line? The image shows two views of the side yard and steps, from the inside and outside of the fence. Where is my Property Line? If you are viewing a home on a corner lot, it can be difficult to understand where the [...]

Spot the Bylaw Infraction – What is a Pergola?

By |2020-11-26T15:55:01-07:00October 28th, 2020|Land Surveyor|

How to Spot a Bylaw Infraction What is a pergola? Surveyors show pergolas on Real Property Reports because they are considered additions to the house or a building like a shed. Encroachment into an Overland Drainage Right-of-Way It has been my experience that many people do not understand that a pergola is treated as [...]

Real Property Reports Explained

By |2020-11-26T15:55:25-07:00October 8th, 2020|Land Surveyor|

Real Property Reports Explained A Real Property Report and a Certificate of Compliance are essential components for your smooth real estate transaction. In a nutshell, you need a Real Property Report to prove that everything on your parcel is built in the right place. Sometimes, improvements extend onto a property that someone else owns [...]

Spot the Bylaw Infraction – Relaxation

By |2020-11-26T15:56:02-07:00August 25th, 2020|Land Surveyor|

How to Spot a Bylaw Infraction How long will it take to get a relaxation permit? Do those eaves seem too close together? Surveyors will focus their attention on any improvements that are close to either side of a property line. Anything close to a property line may indicate a bylaw infraction. The eaves [...]

Real Property Reports with Hot Tubs

By |2020-11-26T15:56:34-07:00July 16th, 2020|Land Surveyor|

Do Real Property Reports show Hot Tubs? Yes, hot tubs hold more than 0.60m (2 feet) of water and thus are classified as a pool by Alberta’s Building Code. If you think through the process of a homeowner purchasing and installing a hot tub, it becomes quickly apparent why municipalities and potential home buyers share [...]

Two Most Common Questions from Law Professionals

By |2020-11-26T15:56:57-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Land Surveyor|

Two Most Common Questions from Law Professionals Most of the common questions we receive from Law Professionals are around two ideas. “What should we expect will be shown on the Real Property Report?” “Where are the actual guidelines or standards for Real Property Reports?” Three primary stakeholders influence the contents of a Real Property [...]

How to Spot a Bylaw Infraction – AC Units

By |2020-11-26T15:58:15-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Land Surveyor|

How to Spot a Bylaw Infraction Because Air Conditioners are Everywhere! Do you see it? This air conditioner is close as possible to the mechanical room in the basement and is tucked in neatly behind the deck. While it looks great, it is likely not compliant with the Land Use Bylaw. As you can [...]

How to Spot an Encroachment – Retaining Walls

By |2020-11-26T15:58:34-07:00June 8th, 2020|Land Surveyor|

How to Spot an Encroachment Because encroachment agreements take time Do you see the white retaining wall? The retaining wall extends out toward the street and stops 0.65m from the back of the city sidewalk. Most people understand that the sidewalk and some portion of the front yard is actually city-owned property. In this [...]

How to Spot an Encroachment – Sheds

By |2020-11-26T15:58:55-07:00April 21st, 2020|Land Surveyor|

  How to Spot an Encroachment because improvements are not always in the correct place     Can you see what our surveyor sees? The shed in the foreground is tight against a fence, which is also tight against the larger shed in the background. One of these is clearly not in the correct place. [...]