Thompson Conn provides research reports and surveys for use in the legal system. We provide research on real property issues allowing land owners, lawyers and judges to make determinations on various aspects of land ownership, rights-of-way, easements, and services using data from within the federal and provincial land information systems, aerial photos, old maps, plans and documents.
Accident Investigation surveys require accuracy and precision. We can accurately produce measurements for accident investigation with a margin of error of just a few millimetres, recreating the whole scene with an autoCAD drawing that depicts the scene exactly as it happened.
Research - Real Property
Within the federal government and Nova Scotia land information systems, Thompson Conn provides the necessary research and background information to land owners and lawyers to enable them to make a determination of various aspects of land ownership, rights-of-way, easements, and services.
With over 20 years experience in cadastral work, our lead researcher is ideally suited to handle any size projects that involve boundary and land issues. Recent work has included a large project for land acquisition of a 50 km proposed railway line and 300m port facility.
Other typical projects include:
Investigations and preparation of reports and investigations for use in the legal system.
Clarification of rights of way
Thompson Conn is able to dovetail our detailed research capability and extensive boundary surveying experience with photogrammetric expertise of Eastcan Geomatics to prepare mapping from aerial photography as early as 1928 to find solutions to boundary and title problems.
Canada Land Surveys
A Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS) must be retained by federal statute for boundary surveys in any National Park of Canada, for surveys conducted on surrendered lands or a reserve as defined in the Indian Act, any lands under water belonging to Her Majesty in right of Canada and any lands of Her Majesty in right of Canada situated in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut.
A Nova Scotia Land Surveyor must also hold a commission as a CLS in order to survey boundaries in common with National Parks and Indian Reserves within the Province of Nova Scotia under the provisions of the Canada Lands Surveys Act.
Thompson Conn has carried out surveys adjoining the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, on Indian Reserve No. 21 at Pomquet and Indian Reserve No. 23 at Afton for highway widening and interchange development.
GIS & Mapping
Thompson Conn and Eastcan Geomatics are able to provide our clients with a full array of GIS services, including development of the spatial model, 3D collection of client assets and spatial analysis of the data sets. Our team includes 2 senior GIS analysts supported by 3 GIS technologists and a variety of GIS and CAD software packages.
We are able to provide development and analysis of GIS data with the expertise to collect spatial data from both ground based and aerial surveys, leading to GIS development in ESRI, AutoCAD or MicroStation formats, including client development in the ESRI ArcGIS Server environment, providing clients with the knowledge and ability to best manage their assets.