Government of JamaicaGovernment of Jamaica

Surveys and Mapping

The Surveys and Mapping Division offers several products and services, including:


General Products of the Surveys and Mapping Division:

  • Building and maintaining the national geodetic control network;
  • Surveying and mapping for delimitation, acquisition and alienation of government lands;
  • Checking and drawing of survey plans in accordance with the Land Surveyor’s Act;
  • Providing cadastral, topographic, hydrographic and other basic mapping services;
  • Arbitration in the case of objections to surveys;
  • Providing technical services for the Land Titles Division;
  • Coordination and supervision of aerial photography within the public service;
  • Providing surveying and land information;
  • Supervision of contracts for surveys executed on behalf of the National Land Agency (NLA).


Cadastral Surveys and Mapping products and services:

  • The preparation of description of lands for the purpose of the Registration of Titles Act by plan and computation of areas of parcels from cadastral surveys;
  • Compilation of cadastral maps;
  • The checking of cadastral plans;
  • The drawing of plans for annexation to Certificates of Title, on the request of the Registrar of Titles;
  • The resolution of dual registration of parcels or strips of land;
  • Any objection to surveys may be referred to the Director of Surveys and Mapping for arbitration.


Topographic and Hydrographic products and services:

  • The provision of major and minor horizontal and vertical control surveys;
  • The preparation of topographic maps at varying scales;
  • The coordination and stewardship of aerial photographs in the public sector;
  • The provision of large scale topographic surveys for development projects;
  • The hydrography of harbours and coastal waters.

Road Show : Trelawny / St. James


Land Registration and Conveyancing Workshop Starts May 2017

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For general information about our services, please contact us at:

  • asknla (@)
  • +876.750.5263
  • +876.946.5263
  • 8 Ardenne Road Kingston 10