John Theed attended Simon Fraser obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Diploma of Technology in Geomatics in 1981.

John began his survey career in Burns Lake, BC where he articled to F. James Howett, BCLS #406. John received his commission as British Columbia Land Surveyor #673 in 1986. Jim’s work was primarily rural subdivision and Land Act work, including retracement surveys of Crown Land parcels, and highway rights of way surveys.


In 1988 John joined Robert W. Allen, BCLS #487 on the Sunshine Coast in Sechelt, BC, where he worked for the next 17 years. This busy survey practice completed a wide variety of surveys including:



We also completed numerous strata subdivisions, conventional subdivisions, topographical surveys for architectural and engineering design, engineering layout of utilities and services for land development clients, and layout of private and commercial buildings.


In 2004 John took over Robert Allen’s survey practice. From that time until July 2013, we completed projects both large and small during a period of rapid growth in Sechelt and on the Sunshine Coast. Some of the projects that we are proud to have been involved in are:



In July 2013, John moved to the small rural community of Birken, BC located 30KM north of Pemberton, BC. He continues to provide professional survey services to clients in Pemberton and Lillooet, BC, Seton Portage, Gold Bridge, Bralorne, and the Gun Lake, Carpenter Lake, and Downton Lake areas. He has also completed legal surveys in Tatla Lake, BC and 70 Mile House, BC.


John Theed Land Surveying has extensive experience in rural and urban survey projects, both large and small, using both conventional total station and GPS equipment. I can be reached at 604.452.2277 or by email at .

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