Because Trust and Experience Matter!


Foster Survey Company is a professional land surveying company serving all of Rhode Island. Established in 1993, we are celebrating over 20 years of providing our clients with superior professional land surveying services that encompass our core beliefs of value, experience, and quality.

Our mission is to provide superior, prompt, and expert professional land surveying services utilizing the latest high-tech surveying equipment.

Professional land surveying offerings include:

  • Aerial Mapping/Control
  • ALTA Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Cadastral Surveying
  • Cartographic Mapping
  • Condominiums
  • Construction Layout
  • Drone Services
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • FAA-2C Certification
  • FEMA Flood Certificates
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Land Planning
  • Lot Surveys
  • Perc Tests
  • Septic System Design
  • Subdivision Design
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Wetlands Applications

To speak with Foster Survey Company about fulfilling your professional land surveyor needs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your time and consideration.



Eric D. Colburn, PLS


Eric D. Colburn, PLS, President



Eric Colburn is a registered licensed Rhode Island Professional Land Surveyor (RI No. 1920) with over 30 years of experience in land surveying and land development industries. He has worked with many software packages and surveying equipment and uses the latest technological equipment, including Robotic Total Stations, Global Positioning Systems, AutoCAD Civil 3D, DatuGram3D, and ArcGIS.

In addition to being a licensed surveyor, Eric is a Licensed Class II Septic System Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Designer (RI No. 2052), a Certified Bottomless Sand Filter Designer, and OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety & Health Certified.

Eric is on the Board of Directors and is past President of the New England Section of the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM-NES), now the Geomatics Society of New England. He has been active in many professional land surveying organizations, including ACSM-NES, American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM), National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), and Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors (RISPLS). He is the President of Foster Survey Company.



Azure Giroux, Geospatial/GIS Coordinator



Azure Giroux has a MS in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island and a BA in English from the University of Vermont. She enjoys working with geographic information systems, cartographic mapping, and is in the process of obtaining her Remote Pilot Certificate. She is the Geospatial/GIS Coordinator at Foster Survey Company. Her personal interests include rock climbing, beekeeping, horseback riding, reading, music, and traveling.




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