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A monthly publication intended to guide, assist, and educate all interested parties in regards to flood zone issues, including the transition from the currently used paper Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to the Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs), flood insurance, FEMA submittals, and disaster preparedness, as well as information on land surveying and real estate.

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Message from Jim

Ever wonder what is actually being done when a boundary survey is performed? Below is a nifty little pie chart identifying the individual components of a boundary survey. The percentages of each component are approximate and will change based on each survey and surveyor, but this should help to visualize and better understand the required efforts. Unless a boundary line is being created, a boundary survey re-establishes lines created by deed with or without the aid of a previous survey. Performing a boundary survey allows us to confirm existing evidence called for at a boundary corner, and reset markers that were missing or incorrectly placed. Since technology has changed many times over the past 200 years, date of deed creation has much value in understanding method or technology utilized to create a deed. This process is often called “following in the footsteps of the original surveyor”, if one exists. Our process may require more time and a higher fee, but we are always ready to defend our final insured professional opinion at all levels of representation.

Click here to learn more about the breakdown of a boundary survey on our website!

Breakdown of a Boundary Survey FINAL

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Flood Facts

You don't have to live right beside a body of water to get flooded. For example, new land development can increase flood risk, especially if the construction changes natural runoff paths.
Anyone can be financially vulnerable to floods. People outside of high-risk areas file over 20% of NFIP claims and receive one-third of disaster assistance for flooding. The average annual U.S. flood losses in the past 10 years (2001-2010) were more than $2.7 billion.

Visit the National Flood Insurance Program official website for more information.

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In the News

Nadeau Land Surveys has been published!

The American Surveyor magazine is now featuring our column, Beyond the Boundary, with a six-part series of articles, each to be released monthly in the magazine's print and online publications. We are very thankful for this opportunity and hope that our articles will be well received by a diversity of readers.

Click here to read the online version of our first article, New Strategies for New Times.

The address for submitting LOMA applications has changed!

A message forwarded by Joseph Young, Mapping Coordinator for the Maine Dept. of Conservation - Floodplain Management Program, states that the LOMC Clearinghouse has changed locations, but the FEMA.gov website and the LOMC forms still have the old address. Any documents sent to the old address will be forwarded and processed, but it may take a day or two longer. For urgent submittals, mail your documents to the new address:

LOMC Clearinghouse
847 South Pickett Street
Alexandria, VA 22304


Enroll in Jim's Class!

"Understanding Land Surveying and Flood Zones" is being offered again at Husson University, South Portland

If you haven't had the opportunity to take Jim's class yet, register now with The Real Estate Learning Group.

This course is currently being offered for free and is worth 3 continuing education credit hours for Realtors. Learn about the highlights and differences of boundary surveys and mortgage loan inspections, and gain beneficial knowledge about flood insurance, flood zones, flood maps and how to plot a house on a flood map.

Join us, August 21st, 2012 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, at Husson University.


USGS Senior Cartographer demonstrates mapmaking techniques with young science camp participants. Photo from USGS in the Community: Science Camp.

Education and training for those interested in land surveying and geological sciences.

Great opportunities for young enthusiasts!

As the end of summer approaches, many of us will begin to think about what we wish we had done, and what we'd like to do next summer!
Enrolling in a science camp is a fun way to encourage children and young adults to pursue careers in the sciences, including land surveying. United States Geological Survey (USGS) is one of the many organizations offering science camps, and educational resources about science, for families and schools. Great for a summer activity, or year-round educational tool for curious minds!

Check out some of the programs being offered at USGS:

Don’t feel left out. Summer camps aren’t just for kids! The USGS also offers summer field training for professionals.


Whether you are a land surveyor, insurance agent, Realtor, municipal official or mortgage broker, be inspired during the summer to continue your education and carry this feeling throughout the year. Sharing your enthusiasm with others, be it children or adults, will support the longevity and growth of our professions and the economy.


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