Technology in the world of land surveying is fast-paced and ever changing. At Nitsch Engineering, we are dedicated to evaluating and applying the newest survey technologies, whether it’s the latest in robotic total stations, GIS, GPS, long range laser scanning, LiDAR, or drones. Our project managers work with our clients to tailor our approach and apply the appropriate level of technology to successfully accomplish project objectives.

Integrated Surveying and Engineering

Because Nitsch Engineering offers both surveying and engineering services, our surveyors have a better understanding of what engineers and architects require to develop an appropriate design for different types of projects – a clear advantage over survey-only companies. Our field and office personnel offer extensive experience, certified training, and flexibility to meet our clients’ project schedules. Nitsch Engineering has licensed surveyors in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Traditional Land Surveys

Nitsch Engineering consistently meets our clients’ needs for a broad range of land surveying services, including:

  • Property Line Retracements
  • Data Accumulation (Topography and Utilities)
  • ALTA/NSPS Title Insurance
  • High-Precision/Monitoring
  • Exterior Building Surveys
  • Drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV]) Surveys
  • Aerial Photogrammetry Controls and Surveys
  • Bridge and Infrastructure
  • Railroad Right-of-Way
  • Route or Linear
  • Construction Layout

Laser Scanning Surveys

Nitsch Engineering provides detailed, efficient, and remote-access surveying with our laser scanning services. Laser scanning provides safe, cost-effective surveys for a wide range of projects, including:

  • Building exteriors and interiors for renovation or structural connections
  • Plumbness studies
  • Deformation monitoring
  • Quantity surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • ADA compliance surveys
  • Roadways, bridges, and rails
  • Power plants and substations
  • Areas of limited access
  • Anything requiring a high level of detail

We also have the ability to overlay these surveys with digital photos for added realism. Click here to view some examples of 3D laser scanning.

Drone Surveys

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – more commonly referred to as drones – to collect data allows our land surveyors to prepare plans that our clients can use as a reliable basis for design.

We begin drone surveys by setting ground control points – a traditional aerial photogrammetry technique that we have provided for decades. By combining the use of ground control points with our ability to verify data on the ground, our drone surveys stand out for providing accurate and useful results.

At survey completion, clients can feel confident that they will receive more than just a pretty picture – they’ll receive plans and imagery that support their project goals.


“I really appreciated Nitsch Engineering’s quick response time on this important project.”

— Project Manager
Boston Public Facilities Department