Category: Surveys


Geomatics is a modern, all encompassing term, given to the activities of collecting, managing, processing, analysing and storing geo-spatial data (geographic information). It includes the age-old profession of land surveying, as well as newer areas such as aerial photography, GIS / LIS (Geographic / Land Information Systems), remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS) and LiDAR […]

Land surveying

Land surveying is an ancient and sometimes mystical practice – at least to the lay-person. Just how does the land surveyor decide where a missing property beacon should be replaced? Or on what basis does the land surveyor decide whether a wall or fence dividing two properties is in the correct position or not? Rooted […]

Property Owner, Know your boundaries!

It is always better to start off knowing where your property boundaries are before you buy or build, rather than having to resolve an expensive encroachment later. Complications with banks and neighbours can arise when boundaries are ignored. You would therefore prefer to save both time and money by making sure that the boundaries and […]

Survey for the design of a new family farm house

Survey for the design of a new family farm house positioned on a rocky ridge on a farm in the Maclear district. NPM Geomatics uses a range of hi-tech digital measuring instruments including 3D laser scanners, survey grade GNSS systems, total station theodolites and levels to execute surveys for our clients. The survey will define […]

More About Our Services

We are one of the most experienced surveying companies in South Africa. NPM Geomatics is committed to helping you with your survey and spatial information requirements. We are able to respond to large and small scale projects, and deploy survey teams throughout our region to provide a rapid turnaround time. Where are our offices? The company […]

Surveying – Interesting facts

As a leading surveying company in South Africa, we are passionate about what we do. Many of you may have found us on the internet after searching “Surveying companies in South Africa, beacon relocation or geomatics companies”. We welcome you to our blog section and would like to offer you further knowledge of our profession. […]

Subdivision Surveys

These surveys are required in order to define and record the extent of property ownership. They comprise the calculation of the positions of property boundaries, the physical demarcation of the property boundaries and the registration thereof in the office of the Surveyor General by means of a diagram or general plan. NPM is specifically geared […]