Our Capabilities

Our Capabilities

J.A. Rice, Inc. is a full-service certified woman-owned Professional Land Surveying firm. For over 26 years, JAR has delivered outstanding quality services to the federal, state, and local government agencies as well as to the private sector on projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

JAR uses the latest technology, including Robotic Surveys, GPS Surveys, and VRS — Virtual Reference Systems utilizing GPS — all with electronic data collection. In addition, JAR also has a Leica ScanStation C10 Laser Scanner for performing LiDAR surveys with Leica’s Cyclone for 3D modeling.

Land Survey Services

Field Surveys

For 26 years, government agencies and private clients have relied on our quality, accurate field survey services and dedication to their needs that has made J.A. Rice, Inc. the leading woman-owned land survey company in Maryland.

Survey CADD Services

JAR’s CADD services include base map preparation using MicroStation with In-Roads design software and/or AutoCAD with Carlson software.


J.A. Rice, Inc.’s survey staff can perform boundary surveys, including surveys for rights-of-ways and easements, and prepare plats and descriptions.

Hydrographic and Bathymetric Surveys

JAR can provide hydrographic/bathymetric surveys to assist with Coastal Engineering, Exploration of Marine Resources, Environmental Protection, Marine Terminal/Port design and Navigational Channels engineering.

LiDAR Surveys with 3D Modeling

JAR performs LiDAR surveys using the Leica ScanStation C10 Laser Scanner, allowing us to collect thousands of very accurate topographic shots in very little time and on a denser grid than is feasible with conventional instruments. The data collected is processed using Leica’s Cyclone Software for 3D modeling. Models can be exported into AutoCAD and MicroStation files.