On time, on budget, and done right. Universal Surveying and Mapping, LLC (USM) delivers a comprehensive list of surveying and mapping services to public and private clients based on professional experience and the latest technologies. Our skilled staff knows that your schedule and budget needs are key parts of every Scope of Work, and they deliver quality results. We support our clients from Concept to Completion through unmatched customer service.

Successful surveying and mapping projects depend on accuracy, consistency, and a laser-sharp focus on results. Led by Josh Powers, P.E., PLS, our employees are professionals who not only represent a vast amount of industry knowledge, but also work to understand your specific business and project needs. Consistency is no accident.

Universal Surveying and Mapping, LLC (USM) Services include:

  • Topographic/Design Survey
  • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Lot Surveys
  • Route Surveys
  • Construction Staking
  • Well Location Surveys
  • Utility Construction Staking
  • Right-of-Way Parcel Plats/Descriptions
  • Prepare Alignment Sheets
  • DOT Crossing Permit Survey
  • COE Crossing Permit Survey
  • Construction Survey
  • "As Built" Surveying
  • Geodetic Control Survey
  • Airborne LIDAR
  • Aerial Photogrammetric Mapping
  • 3D laser scanning for complex and unsafe environments
  • Subdivision platting
  • Well Permit Survey
  • Unit Designation Survey
  • Well Pad/Access Survey
  • API 650 Hydrostatic Surveys
  • Containment volume calculations
  • Pipeline Locating
  • PCM Locating

We employ extensive quality assurance processes and utilize the industry’s leading software and technology. One example is our 3D Laser Scanner which provides:

  • Photo-like imagery representing the subject area to deliver a digital replica of reality
  • Millions of three dimensional data points for measurement accuracy
  • Virtual presentation that can be rotated for 360° review
  • Useful for planning, project design, inspection, asset management, as-built documentation
  • Versatile for complex and even unsafe environments
  • Puts technology to work for maximum benefits












Our focus on quality allows less room for delay, error, or unnecessary project risks. That delivers the expertise, technology, and consistency needed for quality service. From planning to project completion, USM is the full-service provider for all your surveying and mapping needs.

USM has established a health and safety program to conform to the best practices appropriate for our industry. No job is so urgent that we will take short cuts, follow improper practices or work in conditions that would expose anyone to safety risks. Every effort will be made to eliminate the possibility of accidents and comply with all laws and regulations.

USM will follow all client, local, state and federal safety policies and practices not only because USM is contractually committed, but also because we believe in it. We expect each employee to participate in USM's Safety Program and develop an awareness of special job hazards.

USM is built on quality Service, Integrity, and Safety.