Find More Information About the Geographical Condition of a Land by Topographic

Posted by Calvada on March 5th, 2018

A topographic survey is what you will need to determine a land’s geographical condition. The data to be produced will be useful in identifying the contour of the land and the map, making this survey critical for the planning phase of any construction or developmental project. So, the best time to order topographic surveys is before your project begins. That way, you can have the necessary contours and maps to serve as the base map of the project regardless of whether it is a commercial or residential structure. Just be sure to find a reputable and seasoned land surveying service provider in your area to conduct this survey.

Topographic surveys are conducted below and above ground level. The process will examine the materials and the area on your property, covering details like soil density, the trees, utility poles, walkways, wells, manholes in the land, any existing structures, and more. Every aspect found on your land will affect the outcome of the topographic survey. Using modern equipment and standard procedure, land surveyors will establish horizontal and vertical controls to serve as the survey’s framework and determine sufficient horizontal location and the elevation of ground points to get enough data for plotting when preparing the map.

Both man-made and natural features will be located during topographic surveys, depending on the requirements. Earthwork’s elevations, volumes, angles, and distances will be computed before the topographic maps are drawn. The survey can reveal many different details about your land, particularly its strength, value, and life. It will produce accurate measurements on the breadth, length, and dimensions of your land, along with its elevation, curves, height, and other important features that need to be calculated.

Experienced land surveying companies understand that every single aspect of your land that is found by a topographic survey will contribute to the map and contouring of the property. The results can be useful when you need to determine the cultural and natural features of the land and their configuration. For this reason, topographic surveys are valuable to professionals like foresters, geologists, engineers, land promoters, and architects, as well as to government institutions and government agencies that are concerned with land development.

About the Author:

Armando Dupont, a professional land surveyor, started his career in surveying in 1977 and has extensive experience in managing personnel and projects. His experience includes: topographic mapping, boundary surveys and analysis, construction and control surveying, preparation of tract and parcel maps, earth work calculation and quantities, targeting and control for photogrammetric, and land title surveys in accordance with the American Land Title Association and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Mr. DuPont founded Calvada Surveying, Inc. in 1989 and is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of California.

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