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Our Crew

Three of our Registered Land Surveyors working on a project in Tucson, AZ!!!! Here at Alta Land Survey we are always a team.

Bisbee Historical Maps

A plot plan from 1929. Ralph Motz was the City Engineer at the turn of the century. We have drawings dating back to 1900 that are used as references for some of our Cochise County surveys.

Hopeful Sight!

I took some pictures of a display that the employees made during construction of an expansion of their business. What a hopeful sight.I saw this in front of Mesquite Valley Growers (8005 E. Speedway) and thought it was so clever and apropos!One hardly ever sees a business that … Read More

Lady in Black

This picture shows one of our surveyors in a remote area in the Harshaw Mountains, south of Patagonia. In a very remote area. The surveyor is holding a placard up for photo identification of a panel point for an aerial survey. Notice the object in black behind him? … Read More

Alien Panel Points?

These are two pictures. First one shows the actual brass cap monument designating a National Geodetic Control Point. These points are benchmarks used by surveyors to establish horizontal and vertical control for aerial photography and topography. What’s really bizarre with this point is Picture No. 2 which shows … Read More

New Office in Benson

Alta has moved into a new office in Cochise County. Our new address is 298 E. 4th Street, Benson, AZ 85602, one block to the west of our previous location. The phone number is still the same, 520-720-6476. We are glad to continue to have a presence in … Read More

Aerial Topographic Surveying

Topography is the study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth. Civil Engineers and Architects need the information to calculate future development of a specific location. There are multiple procedures for a land surveyor to accomplish this. In the summer of 1990, I did … Read More

Mining Marble in Cochise County

Alta Land Survey did an interesting survey recently in the Dos Cabeza Mountains above Fort Bowie in Arizona.  The site is above 7000 feet elevation. The miners are cutting out chunks of Marble as big as a car.  And exporting to Italy for processing and sale in Europe. … Read More

Texas Canyon in the Fall…or anytime!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of the place. We recently had a couple of surveys to conduct in the area, so it was the perfect opportunity to take some pictures and enjoy the rock formations and huge boulders just “lying around” and looking … Read More