What is a Topographic Survey and when is it needed?

Topographic Surveys are used to identify and map the contours of the ground and existing features on the surface of the earth or slightly above or below the earth's surface (i.e. trees, buildings, streets, walkways, manholes, utility poles, retaining walls, etc.).  If the purpose of the survey is to serve as a base map for the design of a residence or building of some type, or design a road or driveway, it may be necessary to show perimeter boundary lines and the lines of easements on or crossing the property being surveyed, in order for a designer to accurately show zoning and other agency required setbacks.


Topographic Surveys require "bench marks" to which ground contours are related, information regarding surface and underground utilities, determination of required setbacks, etc.

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July 25, 2014

On July 19th Adobe Associates hosted their annual Summer Event at Safari West in Santa Rosa.Safari West

Our staff and their families were able to enjoy Jeep and walking tours of the 400 acres facility, and were able to see giraffes, monkeys, zebra, wildebeest, cheetahs and tons of exotic birds... Full post »

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