A topographic survey is a detailed mapping of the natural and man-made features of a piece of land and provides accurate information about the physical characteristics, levels and contours of the terrain. They are usually undertaken in tandem with our measured building surveys to provide a comprehensive understanding of the site.
- Guidance: Our surveys follow the guidance as set out in the RICS Measured surveys of land, buildings & utilities, 3rd edition.
- Outputs: Our outputs include 2d & 3d surveys, DTMs, contours, point clouds and cross/long sections. Our detailed plans typically show surveyed features, contours and levels along with annotations, labels and symbols to indicate specific features or measurements.
- Data Collection: Our surveys are undertaken to a high level of accuracy using cutting-edge hardware & software ensuring reliability of information. Data is collected using specialised equipment, such as Leica total stations, GPS receivers and laser scanners.
- Features Mapped: We map both natural features such as contours, hills, valleys, rivers, trees and vegetation and man-made features such as buildings, roads, fences, utility lines, drainage systems and other structures. Our surveys are tailored to client requirements.
- Contour Lines: Contour lines represent lines of equal elevation and are a crucial component of the survey as they help visualise the shape and slope of the land.