Full boundary and topographic mapping was performed on a 60 acre site featuring 200 feet of elevation change across the parcel. Steep hills, a winding creek, a state highway and dense foliage were just some of the challenges involved in completing the mapping of this site, with an expedited delivery schedule for a big box developer. Two crews equipped with fully robotic stations and GPS completed this project in 1 WEEK!!
Jay Schwandt received his Bachelor's of Science degree in Surveying Engineering from Ferris State University and his Juris Doctor degree from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School. While at Ferris, Jay served as vice president of Lambda Sigma, a national honors society and was
active with the student chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors. At Cooley, Mr. Schwandt concentrated on the study of business and real property law. He served as Private Development and Survey Group Manager for an ENR top 500 engineering firm prior
to forming Global Land Solutions. His professional experience includes working with commercial and residential developers from the approval and design process through construction, numerous MDOT design survey projects, and technical and legal issues involving land surveying and development. Jay also served as an adjunct professor at Ferris State University in the Surveying Engineering program, instructing the future of our great profession. Jay is originally from Gaylord, MI and now resides in Rockford with his wife Kateri and their twelve sons.