Topographic Surveying

Topographic surveying is a form of surveying used to capture existing physical site features and conditions on, above or below the earth’s surface. Typical features included in a topographical survey includestreets, buildings, utility poles, manholes, inverts, and retaining walls. The existing ground topography will also be surveyed on a grid as well as slopes, ditches, and all grade breaks. From this data a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) is created and will be used for the design of Land Development projects, Engineering, Planning and Development Permitting (DP). A thorough Topographical Survey is typically the first step for any engineering, development, or design project.

Field work is completed using a combination of Robotic Total Stations and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)