Topographic Survey

Topographic Surveys are used to identify and map the contours of the ground and existing features on the surface of the earth or slightly above or below the earth's surface (i.e. trees, buildings, streets, walkways, manholes, utility poles, retaining walls, etc.).

Topographic Survey

If the purpose of the survey is to serve as a base map for the design of a residence or building of some type, or design a road or driveway, it may be necessary to show perimeter boundary lines and the lines of easements on or crossing the property being surveyed, in order for a designer to accurately show zoning and other agency required setbacks and therefore Topographic Survey is required.

Topographic Surveys require "bench marks" to which ground contours are related, information regarding surface and underground utilities, determination of required setbacks, etc.

1 comment:

  1. What other professions would allow you to work with topography consistently? I love geography and geology, but I'm not sure I'm cut out to be an engineer. Any ideas? Thanks for the information!

    Grace |


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