Topographic Map Survey Uses

by | Dec 16, 2013 | Uncategorized

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, Commercial or Industrial

What is a Topographic Survey?


  • Purpose of a topographic survey is to determine the grade, or the “highs and lows”, on a piece of property.
  • Assists in understanding the flow of water and drainage on a property.
  • Used to assist in establishing proper grading for construction sites.

A Topographic Survey will include the following services:


  • Grade shots are taken at intervals for which both horizontal and vertical data is acquired.
  • Data is then interpreted to create contour lines which show the “highs and lows” on a piece of property.
  • Property boundaries are not necessarily established, but common items such as streets, large trees or structures are noted as points of reference on the drawing.

Topographic Survey Cost:

Cost varies on scope of project.

Survey cost is based on:

  • The location of the property
  • The size of the lot
  • The age of the subdivision
  • The foliage coverage on the lot


Please contact us for a quote today!
[email protected]


Contact Cardinal Surveying


{loadposition contactus}