Universal Surveying and Mapping, LLC (USM) offers customized surveying and mapping solutions for projects of any scale. Our clients benefit from our decades of experience and the latest technology tools, such as GPS, Robotic Total Station, GIS, terrestrial laser scanning, utility coordination, and airborne LiDAR. We are devoted to customer service by staying on schedule, in touch, and within the budget.

USM has an office in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with professional staff that delivers surveying and mapping support to customers from infrastructure project origination through construction. See www.usmsurveying.com.

USM’s expertise delivers leading-edge surveying and mapping solutions to clients in a diverse group of industries:

  • Oil And Gas Producers/Transporters - complete pipeline, well field surveying, exploration and production support, and data management services
  • Electric Transmission/Distribution - electric energy and renewable power development and re-build projects
  • State And Local Public Agencies - cities, counties, local governmental agencies, utilities, and educational facilities
  • Transportation – Roads, turnpikes, intersection improvements, facilities, routes, as-builts
  • Developers/Private Property Owners – development planning, boundary disputes, plats.

We employ extensive quality assurance processes and utilize the industry's leading software and technology. One example is our 3D Laser Scanner which provides:

  • Photo-like imagery representing the subject area to deliver a digital replica of reality
  • Millions of three dimensional data points for measurement accuracy
  • Virtual presentation that can be rotated for 360° review
  • Useful for planning, project design, inspection, asset management, as-built documentation
  • Versatile for complex and even unsafe environments
  • Puts technology to work for maximum benefits

Our focus on quality allows less room for delay, error, or unnecessary project risks. That delivers the expertise, technology, and consistency needed for quality service.

From planning to project completion, USM is the full-service provider for all your surveying and mapping needs. USM is built on quality Service, Integrity, and Safety.

The vast resources of Universal Field Services support all operations of USM to guarantee best-value performance on every project. Some of the basic services of USM include surveying, staking, geospatial, subsurface utility engineering, and utility coordination.


The firm is led by Joshua Powers, P.E., P.L.S., who has 17 years of expertise and specific experience in civil engineering and land surveying with a particular knowledge of oil storage tank farms and pipelines. He's a licensed Professional Engineer in Oklahoma and a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Mr. Powers is the lead client contact person and is in direct supervision of all land surveying and mapping services. The USM team consists of skilled and licensed surveying staff who are highly productive with many years in the industry and previously established client relationships. Office staff is responsive, personable, and always professional. USM receives full support of the vast resources of Universal Field Services, Inc., a national right of way services firm headquartered in Tulsa with a 61 year track record of success.

USM staff is safety-conscious and attentive to work environments of all kinds. Their approach in dealing with clients, citizens, and all features of their work is professional, every step of the way.