Topographic Surveys – What is a Benchmark?

In order to create a contour map or a topographic map, the data and information obtained by the surveyor must be not only horizontally accurate, but also vertically accurate. A single point of reference, called a benchmark is used as a basis for the vertical data...

Topographic Surveys – What They Show

When a boundary survey is prepared, we are typically just concerned with what is happening with the property on a horizontal plane. We don’t take into account the “highs and lows” or elevation change on the property. If you want to know more information about your...

Topographic Map Survey Uses

Also known as a “topo” or “survey with contours.”   Who Uses Topographic Surveys:   Engineers, Architects and Landscape Architects Grading companies Municipalities FEMA   We perform Topographic Surveys on the following types of properties:   Residential, Public lands,...