Mason Surveys Ltd. was originally founded in 1995 to take advantage of overseas opportunities in the digital mapping market place. The founders were Directors of MLS whom had been in business since 1971 as Jones Mason Partners, providing ground control and field verification for aerial surveys throughout the UK. In 1975 Kevan and Annette Mason registered Mason Land Surveys Ltd (MLS) to supply support to aerial survey companies, as the volume of the aerial survey work declined during the late seventies, Mason diversified its activities within the construction industry, providing civil engineering setting-out, hydrographic survey and dimensional control services.
Mason evolved once more during the late eighties and early nineties applying new technology and diversifying into the fields of Photogrammetry, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Ordnance Survey mapping retail, Reprographics Bureau and in-house computer programming.
At this point the company was still headquartered in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland with a second major office at Faygate, near Horsham, West Sussex. Further offices were added in the late nineties including the opening of an Edinburgh office for mapping retail purposes as well as a major project office at BAA’s Heathrow Airport as Land Survey Framework Partner.
Additional services continued to be added to the already expansive portfolio which at this point included Measured Building Surveys, Laser Scanning Surveys, Visual Asset management Imagery systems and the formation of further seperate companies and strategic partnerships with key value adding service providers, taking us into the Noughties and up to 2017, when the MLS story ceased.
Today however the Mason company continues as an independant business based out of Fife, some former business services are no longer provided in light of changing economic climates and political uncertainty, however as a smaller, focussed entity we still undertake core detailed mapping services and provide consultancy to our customer base.
Mason Surveys Ltd, operates a group of businesses and uses various trading styles such as; Mason, Mason Digital Mapping, Masonmap & Reproteq Ltd for different markets and customers.