Adirondack Surveying PLLC is a full service Land Surveying firm located in Jay, New York which offers a wide variety of Surveying Services for the homeowner, soon-to-be homeowner, business owner, organizations, state government, local municipalities and developers, as well as the Design, Realty and Legal Professional.

Adirondack Surveying PLLC was formed in 2013 by Ralph Schissler, LS from the firm, Schissler Land Surveying which he had in the Adirondacks in 2008. They pride themselves in staying current with all aspects of the surveying profession from the ever changing legal issues to technology advances in equipment and software solutions to business practices. This includes our ongoing review of our practice of staff training, resource management, effective scheduling and cost control. This is why our clients come back to us time and time again and why we have been chosen for projects by some of the most active legal, realty and engineering offices in the Northern Adirondack Region.

With a strong background in many facets of the Land Surveying industry, Mr. Schissler and Adirondack Land Surveying PLLC can perform a multitude of different surveys due to his varied back ground working both in the public and private sector as a Land Surveyor.

Adirondack Surveying PLLC utilizes the most current state-of-the-art equipment providing timesaving and accurate "field-to-finish" technology.

The digital field measurements are undertaken utilizing a Leica TS06 Total station, with reflectorless capabilities, with an angular accuracy of 3 degrees. The data is collected and stored in a handheld computer which utilizes a state-of-the-art Carlson Data Collection software. This data is then transferred into a specially built desktop computer with the same Carlson brand AutoCAD software which provides the industry standard DWG drawing files used by Engineers, Architects and Surveyors alike. The use of this equipment allows for a seamless transfer of data from the raw measurements in the field, digitally into the computer software and ultimately into the form of a Boundary Survey map. Architects and Surveyors alike.


Mr. Schissler is the Managing Member and Chief Surveyor of Adirondack Surveying PLLC. He is a 1989 graduate of Paul Smith's College and a New York State Licensed Land Surveyor with over 20 years of experience with a varied professional background in both the private and public sector. He has worked for both small companies and large corporate firms, as well as the State of New York. Mr. Schissler managed the Surveying Department of a Plattsburgh based Surveying/Engineering firm, as well as the Poughkeepsie Survey Division of a top 500 Design Firm. His knowledge and career expanded while entering into public service, working as a Land Surveyor for the Right-of-Way Mapping section with the New York State Department of Transportation in Region 8

Mr. Schissler has performed thousands of Boundary Surveys, Mortgage/Real Estate Closing Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys as well as Subdivisions and Site Plans of varying sizes and complexities, both Jurisdictional and Non-Jurisdictional to the Adirondack Park Agency. He works closely with numerous local attorneys, realtors and developers as well as many governmental agencies and lending institutions. He is well versed in Land Planning, SEQRA requirements, Adirondack Park Agency (APA) regulations and the zoning and subdivisions regulations of many Northern Adirondack Towns and has represented numerous clients before their Planning and Zoning Boards meetings and during site visits by representatives of the APA.

Mr. Schissler has served as the Vice President and is a second term President of the Northern New York Chapter of the New York State Association of Land Surveyors. He is past President and Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Valley Land Surveyors Association and is a member of the New York State Association of Land Surveyors and the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). Mr. Schissler also gives back to his community by his involvement as an EMT-B with the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Ambulance Service and has served as an Assistant Chief and currently serves as the Rescue Captain of the Jay Volunteer Fire Department.