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...
What Is A Topographic Survey?

What Is A Topographic Survey?

We live in a 3 dimensional world. Yet when a property survey is made, the results are shown via a 2 dimensional product – good ole paper and ink. A Topographical Survey is a 2-D representation of what is happening in the real world (3-D). The characteristics of...

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,...