» Covid-19 - Surveyors as an essential service Important Information

As per the information released by the Alberta Government and Alberta Land Surveyors Association, Surveyors are considered an essential Service. Alberta Land Surveyors, such as those at Axiom Geomatics, continue to be available to safely complete Real Property Reports (RPR) for Real Estate transactions. Although most work performed by surveyors is unaffected by the pandemic situation some modifications to our processes were inevitable. The biggest change relates to surveying the common wall, often called a party wall, between duplexes and row homes. Previously this common wall location would have been surveyed, however given the current health concerns we will not be entering people's houses. The location of this wall will be estimated from the outside and a note to this effect will be placed on the Real Property Report.

These are challenging times for everyone, Axiom Geomatics is doing its part to serve all Albertans during this difficult time. It is also expected that there will be changes to the process for submitting the Real Property Reports to municipalities, we will keep you updated on these changes as we learn about them.If you have any questions or concerns about your RPR please feel free to reach out .

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In survey parlance a Streetscape is the horizontal view, or street view, of a Development Permit Survey. (A DP Survey is an aerial view.) A Streetscape is often a required part of a Development Permit application to the local municipality required for new construction or redevelopment on a property.

Most municipalities that require a Streetscape do so to ensure architectural consistency of the area with respect to existing homes. In theory this ensures neighbourhood character is not disrupted by new developments.

When creating a Streetscape, the surveyor takes 3-D measurements of your property and the adjacent properties, obtains high-resolution photos of the same. This data is imported into a special computer program that helps generate the finished product.


Why aren't chimneys shown on Streetscapes?

A Streetscape needs to show the highest peak of the house, which is the top of the roof. Chimneys should always exceed this height, but are not required nor part of a Streetscape document.

Can I get a Streetscape for a partially-constructed house?

Yes! The Streetscape will flag it as "under construction" and the finished document will show the property as-is at the time of the survey.

What if I'm on a corner lot?

A typical Streetscape shows the two houses to the left and right of your property, if they exist. On a corner lot the two to the side and one behind the subject lot are included, as per municipal requirements.

What if I'm next to a corner lot?

If you are next to a corner lot, we show only one house on the side with the closest corner.