Boundary Disputes a thing of the past thanks to new Mapping Technology

Our Head of Mapping, Chris Duncan, explains how the firm’s investment in a revolutionary satellite position system will help stop costly arguments about land disputes.

Boundary disputes range from arguments about a few centimetres to acres of ground, with each one throwing up a range of emotional and financial stresses. Bell Ingram’s new Catalyst Global Navigation Satellite System is accurate to within 1-2 cm which removes any arguments about potential surveying misinterpretations.

Each boundary dispute offers different perspectives, challenges and emotions. Our new Trimble Satellite positioning equipment is ultra-accurate and this technology, coupled with our team’s specialist knowledge, allows us to identify correct boundary locations even when physical features don’t exist on the ground.

It’s crucial when you’re locked in a boundary disagreement that you have a team of trusted experts on your side. Thanks to this new technology, we’re able to focus on the core issues behind the dispute, rather than just opinions about where one area of land ends and another begins. This means we can provide expert witness reports, with an increased degree of confidence, when working with legal professionals to ensure we get the very best results possible for our clients.

Our mapping professionals are able to interpret title plans and the underlying mapping data from which they are based and then using the Trimble technology, identify these features on the ground. The firm’s industry-leading software enables it to make the best use of internet data as well as perform direct data exchanges with other organisations on behalf of clients.

The team has a wealth of experience in rural matters and all things mapping. The advanced Geographical Information Systems we use mean that clients can be assured that the service we provide will be highly accurate and efficient. We use it alongside cloud-based technology which allows us to work with clients remotely and free them up to go about their other daily business.

If you have a boundary dispute or would like to know more about the Mapping services Bell Ingram can provide, please contact Chris Duncan on 01738 621121 or email

Published on 16th January 2019