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E.F. Gaines

 Surveying Services, Inc.

Professional Surveying & Mapping Consultant

Providing Technical (non-field related) Support for your Surveying & Mapping Projects

(CADD Services, Legal Descriptions, Coordinate Geometry Parcel Mapping, GIS Services, QA/QC Reviews, etc.)


Elizabeth F. Gaines, PSM

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I’ve been a Professional Surveyor & Mapper since 1988. The first 20 years of my career I worked for one of Florida's leading civil engineering firms.  In 2002 I began E.F. Gaines Surveying Services and until 2022 we provided a full range of surveying services to local engineering firms and municipalities.  In 2022 I decided to discontinue our field crew services and have narrowed the firm's focus to solely providing office related surveying support services.

I believe in maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and providing exceptional service to my clients.  When you work with me, you should expect a collaboration with transparency and consistency.

Please contact me today to discuss how I can assist you with your surveying and mapping projects.

* Certified as a WBE/DBE with the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation *

Services Provided

CADD Services

EFGaines prepares autocad drawings and digital terrain models using Civil3D software.  Boundary and Topographic Surveys are prepared from our client's field data files.  I also produce Subdivision plats, Condominium Exhibits and Building Plot Plans based on my client's design specifications.

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Legal Descriptions

Legal Descriptions are provided for utility easements, re-zoning, right-of-way takings and parcel creations.  Legal Descriptions can be written in a variety of ways such as metes and bounds, fractional or coordinate based.  They are typically provided on an 8.5”x11” sheet size with an accompanying sketch which serves as a graphic representation of the description.

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Parcel Mapping

Parcel mapping is the creation of linework or polygons for use as a base for GIS maps.  Parcels are created using coordinate geometry and are based on deeds, subdivision plats and other similar sources.  Often these parcels can be tied to the State Plane Coordinate system for accurate displaying on the GIS parcel layer.

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Technical Peer Review Services

EFGaines provides valuable QA/QC services for our client's final mapping products using either ours or our client's internal review processes.  If desired, these services can also include field "walk-through" reviews. 

EFGaines has provided technical reviews of Subdivision Plats to the City of Fort Myers for over 10 years.  This is an important step for finding and correcting errors prior to the plats being recorded in the Public Records.

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Client Reviews

After working with E.F. Gaines I found them to be very professional,  extremely efficient, timely and willing to go above and beyond to get the job done and done correctly.  I would definitely recommend E.F. Gaines.

Joan P. Smith

Escrow Officer - Licensed Title Agent

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Contact Information

Please contact me to discuss your surveying support needs...

Elizabeth F. Gaines, PSM
E.F. Gaines Surveying Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 60672
Fort Myers, Florida 33906

Office Phone: 239-822-4565

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