ALTA/NSPS surveys are the backbone of the commercial lending industry. These standards, developed in 1962, are continually updated by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). They provide the minimum requirements for surveys that title agencies reference to remove standard survey exceptions for title insurance policies.
Using these standards, the surveys show the retraced boundary of the parcel along with improvements and easements (exceptions) that are on or near the described parcel as referenced in the parcel deed. Geodetic Designs, along with records purchased from multiple surveying firms, has more than 10,000 ALTA/NSPS surveys dating back to 1963 for Michigan and surrounding states. The records provide a wealth of reference knowledge for existing survey requests and updates to surveys for refinancing and sale purposes.