Topographic Surveys consist of showing physical features and elevations of the subject site using vertical and horizontal data collected in the field. A topographic map indicating the contours of elevation is then created. These contours are most commonly shown at one or two foot intervals on the topographic map. This type of survey is essential to enable civil engineers or architects to do planning, analysis and design work for the site. In addition to contours, other site information may be depicted as well, including the location of existing buildings, driveways, parking areas, tree locations and identification, and utility and wetland locations. We work side by side with each client to understand and establish the specifications of the survey so their objectives can be satisfied in a cost effective fashion. This type of survey is most used when planning for a new home, addition, and subdivision design or drainage issue. Example.