About Us

"Providing reliable, high quality survey services, on time and on budget since 1980, servicing Prince Edward County, through Belleville and up to the cottage country encompassed by Haliburton, Bancroft, Algonquin Park and North Frontenac."

Forty years on…   

This firm was originally set up as a partnership between Paul Miller BSc., OLS, CLS and John Ward BSc., OLS in 1982 in the Village of Stirling.  Both were graduates of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Survey Science.  The partnership matured into Miller and Ward Surveying Ltd. in 1985.  Mr. Ward left to pursue other interests in 1987 and the company name was changed accordingly to P.A. Miller Surveying Ltd. in 1989.  In 1990, the company moved to a new 1600 square foot office to better accommodate our growing staff.  In 1998, the Bancroft practice of Peter J. Stringer, OLS was purchased.  This included the survey records of M. J. McAlpine, K. Amer, B. J. Raymond and W. Lumb, totalling some 15,000 files dating back to the late 1800s.

In 2014, Kevin R. D. Smith, BSc. Eng, OLS, CLS joined the firm and became a partner in 2018.  Kevin is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick’s Bachelor of Science – Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering program.

In February of 2022, we acquired the survey records and files of Ronald H. Smith Ltd. Surveying and Mapping.  Under the direction of Ronald H. Smith, O.L.S., C.L.S., O.L.I.P., the firm provided legal, construction, engineering, planning and mapping services to Gananoque, Kingston and the surrounding area since 1978.

We are primarily a cadastral (i.e., boundary) survey firm, but also have extensive experience in planning, engineering surveys (including construction layout), horizontal and vertical control for photogrammetric mapping and have also performed mining patent surveys.

Many of our private clients are cottage owners, looking to “find” their boundaries, purchase the Shore Road Allowance or Crown Reserve adjoining their lands or upgrade their cottages.  Click here to see if we have done surveys on your lake.

We administer a significant number of Planning Act Consent Applications for severances when the individual does not wish to navigate the process on their own. If you are considering severing some property, we have a dedicated person to guide you through the process.

Our working range covers the Counties of Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Frontenac, Renfrew, Lanark, Prince Edward, southern Nipissing and eastern portions of Haliburton, Peterborough, and Northumberland.

We utilize state of the art workstations employing software designed by Microsurvey – along with various other software programs -- to provide high quality products.  Our firm has made a substantial investment in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) training and equipment since 1991.  All our survey crews are outfitted with Leica GNSS dual frequency receivers with both radio and cellular connections.  In addition, we host two permanent base stations (in Madoc and Campbellford) within the Leica “SmartNet GNSS” system which serves southern Ontario.  In 2015, we invested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) technology and photogrammetric software to produce various mapping and survey products such as construction progress reporting for engineering rehabilitation locations, mapping for Draft Plans of Subdivisions and volumetric surveys for municipal waste disposal sites.  In recent years -- combined with Least Squares analysis software -- we have invested heavily in high precision total stations and targeting systems to ensure precise layout of critical infrastructure.

We are involved in the ongoing rehabilitation of both the Deloro mining area and the decommissioned uranium mines near Bancroft.  Some of our corporate clients include Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One Networks, Bell Canada, Exxon, Union Gas, SNC-Lavalin, Golder Associates and Barrick Gold, to name a few. Some of our government clients include, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Infrastructure Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and a significant number of municipalities.

In addition to being Ontario Land Surveyors, both Mr. Miller and Mr. Smith are Canada Lands Surveyors and our firm offers survey services to six First Nations in Eastern Ontario as well as the National Aboriginal Lands Manager Association.

Paul Miller BSc., OLS, CLS

Graduate of the Survey Science Program at the University of Toronto.  Commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor in 1980 (#1512), and as a Canada Lands Surveyor in 1994 (#1515).  Recipient of 1976 AOLS Scholarship at University of Toronto; Experienced in title records research, conducting and overseeing field work, performing calculations, report writing, expert witness in court, and managing business affairs.  Mr. Miller is also a past member of the Academic and Experience Requirement Committee (AERC) of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.

Kevin Smith BSc. Eng, OLS, CLS, OLIP

Graduate of the University of New Brunswick, BSc. Eng with Cadastral Surveying Option in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (2003).  Commissioned as an OLS in 2012 (#1960) and as a CLS in 2007 (#1810).  Recipient of 2002 National Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) research grant; the McElhanney Scholarship (2001) and the Richard Laurence Weldon Scholarship (2000).  Experienced in title records research, conducting and overseeing field work, performing calculations, report writing and managing business affairs.