Development Facilitators, Inc.

Development Facilitators, Inc.

Development Facilitators, Inc.'s (DFI) Survey Department performs an array of survey and mapping services for residential and commercial entities, as well as the private sector, within Maryland. DFI's surveyors can perform a multitude of surveys to help a property owner, whether for a residential or commercial client, to find their boundary lines to mapping services, including drawings, to locating underground utilities, such as sewer lines.

The survey crew works in Maryland in compliance with state, local and American Land Title Association/National Society of Professional Surveyors (ALTA/NSPS) standards. DFI's surveyors have experience with residential owners, as well as on projects for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the U.S. National Geodetic Survey (NOAA). 

Although based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, DFI's survey crew is ready to help those with survey and mapping needs in other Maryland counties!

To view our full list of survey and mapping services, please see below:

  • As-built surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Cadastra surveys
  • Geodetic surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Construction stakeouts
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Improvement drawings
  • Legal descriptions
  • Metes and bounds
  • Right of Way Determination
  • Right of Way plats
  • Subdivision and Condominium Plats

Featured Projects

Surveying and Engineering Services
Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) District 5

Development Facilitators, Inc. (DFI) as part of a Joint Venture, provided survey and engineering services including topographic surveys, metes and bounds right-of-way plat preparation, hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) design and final engineering design for project assignments in connection with Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) District 5. The DFI Joint Venture provided quality field survey services and complete design services based upon our firm's resources and expertise of our qualified staff in accordance with MDOT SHA’s guidelines, policies, procedures and schedules.

Sample assignments on routes in Maryland include: 

MD 2 at MD 214: Whitetopping in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, Maryland at the intersection of West Central Avenue (MD 214) and Solomons Island Road (MD 2). The work completed included resurfacing and restriping the northern (southbound) leg of Solomons Island Road.

MD 2 at MD 4: Traffic barrier study in the community of Sunderland in Calvert County, Maryland near the intersection of Solomons Island Road North (MD 2) and Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD 4). The project included the inspecting the guardrails near the intersection of MD 2 and MD 4, as well as checked the locations and numbers for power poles along the roadway.

MD 262 at Chew Creek: Redesign of the traffic barrier for bridge in Sunderland, Calvert County, Maryland, along Lower Marlboro Road (MD 262) at the bridge overtop Chew Creek. The redesign of the traffic barrier for the bridge, particularly focused on the barrier end treatment to better warn oncoming traffic of the barrier.

MD 4 at Wildewood Parkway: Stormwater management in the community of California, located in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, near the intersection of St. Andrews Church Road (MD 4) and Wildewood Parkway. Project details included providing preliminary computations and narrative for the stormwater management of the road widening of MD 4. Explored various stormwater management practices and placement for the project.

MD 231 at Skipjack Road: Road and stormwater management in the community of Prince Frederick located in Calvert County, Maryland, near the intersection of Hallowing Point Road (MD 231) and Skipjack Road. The work included the preliminary design of the road, stormwater management, storm drain and grading for the widening of MD 231 to add auxiliary lanes. Additional work included the exploration of several road layouts to minimize impacts to both residential and environmental features, which included extensive research and interpretation of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Highway Design Manual and the MDOT SHA Book of Standards.

MD 242 at MD 234: Stormwater management in the community of Clements, located in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, intersection of Budds Creek Road (MD 234) and Colton Point Road (MD 242). The project included tasks such as the preliminary and final design of stormwater management and storm drain layout for a proposed roundabout. Other work included the completion of the stormwater management, structure and pipe layout for the project including all necessary computations such as flow tabulations, ESD computations and a point of impact (POI) analysis.

DFI also provided surveying services including, but not limited to: requests for a professional land surveyor, multiple person survey crews (two minimum through four person crews), survey technicians and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) persons as required and, or, requested for services outlined below including: preliminary survey, stakeout and topographic surveys; preparation of boundary worksheets and exhibits; boundary surveys - plats and metes and bounds descriptions; centerline and easement stakeout; topographic surveys, including worksheets; construction stakeout - baseline of construction stakeout for capital projects, stakeout of drainage systems, and water and sewer lines; stakeout for storm drains and limit of disturbance (cut and fill slopes); stakeout for sub-grades and final stakeout for paving; establishing horizontal and vertical control at future project sites; preparation of property acquisition plats and exhibits. Final plats and exhibits provided on mylar originals, signed and sealed by DFI’s professional land surveyor.

All surveying services and guidelines were in accordance with the latest edition of standards, guidelines, and requirements including, but not limited to Maryland Standards of Practice for Professional Land Surveyors and Property Line Surveyors