Crabtree Surveying


About the Surveyor

James H. Crabtree, PLS

Professional Highlights

Professional Land Surveyor

  • Licensed in Washington State

Easycogo Survey and Hydro Programs and Equations

  • Created and published programming solutions for entering complex land surveying formulas into scientific calculators for subsequent use in easy coordinate geometry calculations.
  • Formed Easycogo LLC for selling the Easycogo Survey Programs and Equations.
  • Created easycogo.com website for selling the Easycogo Survey Programs and Equations.

Drafting Department Manager

  • Use, and train others to use CAD, GIS, GPS, and office software, including AutoCAD, Softdesk, Land Desktop, Civil 3D, ArcExplorer, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Acrobat, Google Earth, Corpscon, and others, for research, planning and creation of various types of documents and maps.
  • Create various types of survey documents and maps, including Plats, Preliminary Plats, Short Plats, Boundary Line Adjustments, Record of Surveys, topographical maps, site plans, flood maps, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Condominiums, legal descriptions, and others.
  • Use survey, engineering, architectural and other various types of maps and plans for calculation of survey data and points for use in property development and construction.

IT Manager

  • Develop and maintain entire office network of computers, copiers, printers and electronic devices.
  • Create and maintain company website.
  • Research, order, install, configure and maintain all CAD, GIS, database, office and field software, including AutoCAD, Softdesk, Land Desktop, Civil 3D, ArcExplorer, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Corpscon, Norton, Topcon, TDS, Carlson and many others.

Party Chief

  • Lead the crew in finding and locating monument control and other pertinent reference marks for calculating and setting appropriate points for various types of surveys and developments.
  • Use instruments, field notes, calculator and/or data collectors to record necessary survey data for various types of property, flood, topographical, construction, and other surveying projects.


  • Washington Certified Professional Land Surveyor
  • Networking development and maintenance
  • CAD drafting and calculations
  • Property development research and planning
  • Computer/Electronics Technician
  • Software installation, configuration, training
  • Surveying field work: chief, instrument or chainman
  • Road and site construction calculations
  • 3D CAD site design

Employment History

Owner, Surveyor

Crabtree Surveying LLC
Puyallup, WA

2010 - Present

Owner, Developer

Easycogo LLC
Puyallup, WA

2009 - Present

Surveyor, IT, Drafting Dept. Manager

Riipinen Surveying Inc
Puyallup, WA

1994 - 2012


Various land surveying seminars, courses and training programs

Various colleges, seminars, conferences

1995 - Present

Technical Associate Degree in Computer/Electronics

High Tech Institute
Phoenix, AZ

1990 – 1991