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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November 26, 2014

2014 Best Places to WorkAdobe Associates, Inc. received recognition for the 3rd time as one of the best places to work at the North Bay Business Journal's 2014 Best Places to Work in the North Bay awards event! One staff person sums it up, "The combination of great people as partners and great people as staff; everyone's combined effort and work ethic and knowledge as a whole" makes Adobe Associates great."

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