Founded in 1973, Badey & Watson is a full service surveying and engineering firm serving a wide variety of clients in New York's Hudson Valley region, New York City and southwest Connecticut. Building on a long-standing reputation for integrity, innovation and reliability, our respected staff of professionals provides a comprehensive array of surveying, mapping and civil engineering services for a growing family of clients including architects, attorneys, engineers, homeowners, state and local governments, universities, hospitals, utility companies and more. To date, Badey & Watson has successfully completed more than 20,000 projects of varying size and complexity.
Since its founding, Badey & Watson has been committed to excellence, providing accurate and dependable
surveys that consistently meet or exceed the standards set forth by the New York State
Association of Professional Land Surveyors, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), as well as those of individual clients. To
consistently provide this level of service and to meet today's engineering, surveying and mapping
challenges, the firm relentlessly monitors emerging technology and continuously invests in instruments,
computing equipment and staff training.
Badey & Watson is proud of its ongoing commitment to innovation. We constantly review our needs and the needs of our clients, and have now assembled a comprehensive arsenal of surveying instruments and computing equipment that assures timely, dependable and precise computations and mapping.
PROPRIETARY ARCHIVAL RESOURCES
Badey & Watson has accumulated one of the largest libraries of private land related information in the area. The firm's 2001 merger with Taconic Surveying & Engineering resulted in a significant collection of files from the following firms that practiced extensively in the Hudson Valley:
The principals have contributed to that base by developing an extensive understanding of the resources available in the area. These files often provide the key to finding a boundary line, assist in understanding the original intentions of the parties to a deed, and/or reduce the time it takes to complete a survey.
Badey & Watson is co-owner of and has fully controlled aerial photographs covering all of Putnam County and a portion of Dutchess County, New York. The photographs are suitable for compilation of 50 scale, 2 foot contour mapping. We are also co-owners of digital color photographs covering all of Westchester County. These photos were also fully controlled by Badey & Watson. They were obtained in the spring of 2008 and are suitable for 20-scale, 1 foot contour mapping. The 2008 photos have a nominal pixel size of 2-inches.
The control for both sets of photography is tied to the New York State Plane Coordinate System (NAD 83, expressed in feet) and the North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88). Conversions to NAD1927 and NGVD1929 are readily available. Mapping can be obtained through Badey & Watson and we are available to establish control locally for individual mapping projects.
All principals are licensed and currently registered to practice either Land Surveying or Professional Engineering in the State of New York. Mr. Watson is also licensed and registered to practice Land Surveying in the State of Connecticut. Mr. Miglin is licensed and registered to practice Land Surveying in New York. Ms. Rice is licensed and registered to practice Landscape Architecture in New York.
Badey & Watson has developed a strong information base in its practice area. The principals have contributed to that base by developing an extensive understanding of the resources available in the locale. In addition to public records, the firm has accumulated one of the largest libraries of private land related information available in the area. This information includes land survey records, topographic mapping, an extensive library of aerial photography including entirety of Putnam and Westchester Counties, historic maps and land records.
Badey & Watson has taken an active role in the community, supporting and donating services for the benefit of Volunteer Fire Companies and Ambulance Corps., Butterfield Library, Mahopac Sports Association, The Cold Spring Village Dock Restoration Project, Philipstown Little League, Philipstown Town Park, The Lake Mahopac Rotary, and Habitat for Humanity.