Surveying & Mapping


Meticulous surveying and mapping is essential for the smooth progression and completion of any project. Whether public infrastructure projects or private land transference, our thorough and highly proficient team will identify often overlooked issues, clarify project limitations/boundaries and set the foundation with a clear path for your project.


Education, experience and professional pride drives PILLAR’s Surveying and Mapping department to produce the most efficient and cost-effective solution for the needs of each project while maintaining the accuracy and assurance our client’s expectations.


We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by our licensees maintaining an active hands-on role through every stage of a project as well as keeping current with the latest technology, software, and methods. In the field as well as in the office, our professionals are not just the certifier of the final product, they are a part of it.

Billy Anderson, L.S.
banderson@PillarOMA.com | 276.223.0500

Billy Anderson
  • Licensed Land Surveyor
  • 18+ Years Surveying & Mapping Experience
  • VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Control Certification

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Our Survey & Mapping Solutions Include:

Boundary

  • Boundary recreation
  • Boundary surveys (urban and rural)
  • Land subdivisions
  • Boundary line adjustments and agreements
  • Estate planning
  • ALTA surveys
  • Mortgage surveys
  • Right-of-way/easement surveys
  • Consultation and support for dispute resolution
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Topographic

  • Engineering design
  • Feasibility studies
  • Preliminary engineering assessments
  • GIS data application
  • Flood zone location
  • Material/quarry site volume computation
  • Wetland mitigation
  • Digital scanning
  • LiDAR
  • Elevation and LOMA applications
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Construction

  • Mass grading
  • Utility
  • Structural placement
  • Public and private infrastructure
  • Roadway
  • Erosion and sediment measures
  • Recreation playing fields
  • Bore holes
  • Easements and right-of-way alignment
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Control

  • Static and RTK, including Leica Smartnet application
  • Photogrammetric survey control
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Public works projects
  • Flood zone determination
  • Structural movement analysis
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Our Approach to Survey & Mapping

Collection

We gather relevant data and resource information.

  • Topographic
  • Planimetric
  • Public Records
  • Ordinances & Regulations
  • Client's Intent

Assessment

We combine technology and subject matter expertise to evaluate, analyze, and assess the data.

  • Public Record Review & Comparison
  • Site Data Analysis And Adjustments
  • Combined Data Comparison
  • Data Adequacy For Progression
 

Execution

We implement and monitor the plans and programs.

  • Plans, Plat Production & Recordation
  • Dispute Settlements & Expert Witness
  • Lot Lines, Wetland, Flood Plains
  • Construction Stakeout

Planning

We devise tailored plans and scalable solutions.

  • Determine and Obtain Control
  • Subdivision Concepts
  • Boundary Determinations
  • Base Map Production

Collection

We gather relevant data and resource information.

  • Topographic
  • Planimetric
  • Public Records
  • Ordinances & Regulations
  • Client's Intent

Assessment

We combine technology and subject matter expertise to evaluate, analyze, and assess the data.

  • Public Record Review & Comparison
  • Site Data Analysis And Adjustments
  • Combined Data Comparison
  • Data Adequacy For Progression
 

Planning

We devise tailored plans and scalable solutions.

  • Determine and Obtain Control
  • Subdivision Concepts
  • Boundary Determinations
  • Base Map Production

Execution

We implement and monitor the plans and programs.

  • Plans, Plat Production & Recordation
  • Dispute Settlements & Expert Witness
  • Lot Lines, Wetland, Flood Plains
  • Construction Stakeout

Featured Projects

Tazewell County Landfill

Tazewell County Landfill

PILLAR was awarded an initial contract to provide survey site control for aerial mapping of the Tazewell County Land fill. After a base map was produced PILLAR was awarded an additional contract o provide Construction Staking for fill limits and quarterly certification of original established control.

DGIF Annual Survey Contract

DGIF Annual Survey Contract

Statewide Land Survey Service Contract for Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries land acquisitions, topographic and development projects. In September 2018, PILLAR was awarded their 2nd year of a 5 year renewable contract to offer services to this state agency.

Darwin Street Storm Sewer

Darwin Street Storm Sewer

Through the Small Contract for Professional Service contract with the City of Roanoke Virginia, PILLAR was awarded a contract to provide topographic survey services for a storm water rehabilitation project in a residential area southwest of downtown Roanoke. The project included establishment of site control, prepare an existing conditions survey of the project area to be used in the rehabilitation design process.

Bob Spring Road Apartments

Bob Spring Road Apartments

PILLAR was contracted to provide land survey services for an apartment building development project, phase 1 involved the creation of the parcel to be acquired by the developer. Phase 2 involved preparation of an existing conditions survey of the project area to be used in the civil design process.

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