A 'REVOLUTIONARY' satellite position system will help stop costly arguments about land disputes, land agent Bell Ingram has claimed.

Boundary disputes throw up a range of emotional and financial stresses, and the ambiguity of old maps and survey information can add to that pain. Chris Duncan, head of mapping at Bell Ingram, hopes that his company's recent investment in the Trimble Catalyst Global Navigation Satellite System, which is accurate to within one or two centimetres, will at least help end any arguments arising from surveying misinterpretations.

“Each boundary dispute offers different perspectives, challenges and emotions," observed Mr Duncan. “Our new satellite positioning equipment is ultra-accurate and this technology, coupled with our team’s expert knowledge, allows us to identify correct boundary locations even when physical features don’t exist on the ground.

“Thanks to this new technology, we’re able to focus on the core issues behind the dispute, rather than just opinions about where one area of land ends and another begins. This means we can provide expert witness reports, with an increased degree of confidence, when working with legal professionals to ensure we get the very best results possible for our clients.”

Headquartered in Perth, Bell Ingram currently manages over 500,000 hectares across the UK on behalf of public, private and corporate clients.