Legal Mapping

We provide independent land boundary surveys you can trust to support property transactions with certainty.


Murphy Geospatial recognise the value of land and your investment; we also know that the cost implications of not recording it properly can be huge. Our legal mapping and boundary surveys can help to highlight potential issues before you make your purchase or sale to reduce your exposure to unnecessary and potentially very costly circumstances. 

The PRAI registers properties, not boundaries, and the index map attached to one’s folio is for that purpose. It is not a definitive map of your property, therefore it is not considered safe practice to rely on either an OSI map or PRAI map for the purchase or discharge of properties. It is most advantageous and strongly advised that all boundaries be verified on-site by a Geomatics Surveyor. 

Murphy Geospatial provide independent legal mapping services and boundary surveys you can trust to determine the size and measurement of your land or property. 

Not all maps are equal, nor is every map fit for all uses. OSI mapping is topographical survey mapping, using aerial photogrammetry for large-scale mapping. However, it has limitations when fine detail is required. It is not unusual for multiple features (e.g. hedge and fence underneath) to be shown as one single line on an OSI map. Murphy Geospatial can assist property developers, architects and private clients in understanding the nuances and pitfalls around legal mapping so that transactions can proceed with certainty.

Legal Mapping

By using Murphy Geospatial for your legal mapping or boundary survey you are guaranteed: 

  • Robust, precise and accurate spatial information 
  • Fully connected surveys through a common control framework resulting in high accuracy, quality & repeatability if required, in the event of a dispute arising in the future 
  • Experience in providing solutions to both public organisations and private clients 
  • Understanding of the systems in place regarding land use and registration
  • Cost-effective & professional service 
  • Risk reduction, providing assurance & peace of mind to our clients 
  • Innovative, technically proficient, proactive & client-focused survey company 
  • Health & Safety assured – ISO and Safe Cert accredited 
  • Nationwide service – both in Ireland & the UK 

Our full boundary survey service provides the following:  

  • A site visit and full boundary survey using up-to-date survey equipment, GPS, and Total Stations 
  • A full survey of all that pertains to the property in question 
  • A full review of all title mapping and an assessment of historical mapping pertaining to the site in question 
  • Identification of any previous registrations in the vicinity that may affect or be affecting your property 
  • A tailored plan going forward 
  • A robust PRAI map, in accordance with the PRAI guidelines, which will ensure the proper registration for your property 
  • Our dedicated, client-focused service decreases the possibility of omitting something that is almost a guaranteed source of contention & costly rectification 

A precise boundary survey protects you. It brings potential legal problems to your attention so you can address them before you make your purchase or sale. Murphy Geospatial draw on their significant experience in legal mapping to reduce your exposure to unnecessary and potentially very costly circumstances. Our on-going investments in the latest technologies and staff training ensure our expert surveyors can advise on the most suitable survey methodology to suit all client specifications and budgets. We guarantee peace of mind for our clients, providing reliable, accurate, fast and cost-effective results for your boundary survey or legal mapping investment. 

Legal mapping heritage
  • Legal Mapping
  • Boundary survey
  • Burden identification and search
  • CPO (compulsory purchase order) mapping
  • Declaration of identities
  • Estate planning
  • First registrations
  • Ground truth survey
  • Inheritance mapping
  • Mapping adjudication
  • Multi-story mapping
  • Professional and expert witness
  • Reconciliation of historical mapping
  • Rectifications
  • Rights of light survey
Legal mapping
  • ADR (alternative dispute resolution) maps 
  • Agreement maps 
  • Conveyance maps 
  • Easement maps 
  • Independent expert reports 
  • Lease maps 
  • Orthophotography 
  • Property registration maps 
  • ROW (right of way) mapping 
  • Sub-division mapping 
  • Title deeds mapping 
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