Topography relates to the shape and features of land surfaces. This means a topographical survey is an accurate depiction of the ground surface and its features such as
- Concrete areas
- Significant trees
- Areas of vegetation
- Utility services, etc.
To depict the ground surface, spot heights are surveyed over the property that are rendered into a tin model (series of triangles) from which contours are derived.
Importance of a topographical survey
A topographical survey is a critical step in land development and construction, offering a wealth of benefits that span from design accuracy to regulatory compliance and environmental responsibility.
Accurate Data: Provides precise information about the land’s surface, contours, and features.