Surveying Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Zone Map?

A Zone Map shows zoning information for that location.

What is a Tract Map?

A Tract Map shows the subdivision of land into Lots for sale and is recorded in the County Recorder's Office.

What is a Record of Survey?

A Record of Survey Map shows survey activity, performed by private surveyors, and is recorded in the County Recorder's Office.

What is a Parcel Map?

A Parcel Map shows the subdivision of land into Parcels for sale and is recorded in the County Recorder's Office. Parcel Maps typically contain fewer "Lots" than Tract Maps and requirements for improvements (to the property) are less extensive than for Tract Maps.

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System, or GIS, is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information. In simple terms: A computer system capable of holding and using data describing places on the earth's surface.

To Learn More: http://www.gis.com/

What is a Filed Map?

A Filed Map shows survey activity, performed by the County Surveyor's Office or the State of California, and is on file in the County Surveyor's Office. At this time, survey activity maps done by the State of California have not been scanned, and are NOT currently available for download. Copies may be obtained from local blueprint companies.

Survey activity maps performed by the County Surveyor's Office are available for download at the link below.

Filed Maps

What is a Case Map?

A Color Case Map shows subdivisions (Tracts, Parcel Maps, etc.), Streets & Highways dedicated to public use, proposed highway alignments, Waterways (rivers, lakes, canals), City limit boundaries, Local Government properties, Easements dedicated to public use (access, drainage, etc.) and recording information about each document.

How do I apply for a job in the Surveying Division?

County Job Postings can be found here >>> Job Board

 

Engineering jobs will look like this if there are any positions needing to be filled.

Sample image below.