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Topographic Surveys

A Topographic Survey is a survey that measures the elevation of points on a particular piece of land, and presents them as contours on a plot.

Topographic surveys are a great tool for studying a piece of property for the purpose of development. This survey will show the shape and location of both natural and artificial features within a determined area as well as the surface drainage of water.

The purpose of a Topographic Survey is to gather survey data about the natural and man-made features of the land, as well as its elevations. From this information a three-dimensional map may be prepared. The topographic map is usually prepared in the office after collecting the field data.

The work usually consists of the following:

  1. Establishing horizontal and vertical control that will serve as the framework of the survey.
  2. Determining enough horizontal location and elevation (usually called side shots) of ground points to provide enough data for plotting when the map is prepared.
  3. Locating natural and man-made features.
  4. Computing distances, angles, and elevations.
  5. Drawing the topographic map.

Valentino & Associates Land Surveyors use the most up to date technology and equipment to complete our topographic surveys on time and accurately. 25% of our jobs are Topographic Surveys.

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