Topographic / Site Surveys

There are many different reasons why a topographic / site survey could be needed for a property.  For example an architect may require detailed topographic information to assist with the design of a new structure (ie. building) or to enable an extension to an existing structure to be designed.  Similarly, land and property developers will require detailed information on any existing infrastructures and ground formations to enable designers to develop those properties.

Our professional survey staff has the expertise required to undertake the work to accurately measure and fix the various features and data required for this type of survey.  Information collected will include edge of road formations, drainage, service reticulation and the general topography of the land.  As a result topographic / site plans and models are prepared using specialised software.  Topographic / site plans can show contours at specified contour intervals or a series of spot heights.  Generally a topographic / site plan can be provided in “pdf” format and also as a “dwg” file.  This latter file is useful for architects as they can download that file into their specialised software.

As part of this type of survey, the legal boundaries for the property being surveyed are coordinated and defined accurately.  These legal boundaries are shown on the topographic / site plans.  The relationship of various structures (ie. fence posts) can also be provided.  From this information clients can also determine if any existing structural encroachments has occurred.  The legal boundary positions can be determined as part of undertaking a topographic / site survey – refer to section on Boundary Locations and Redefinitions.

Topographic information collected can also be used to determine the extent of any earthworks required as part of developing the property.  A “before” and “after” (otherwise known as “as builts”) model can be prepared accordingly.

When engaging our professional surveying services, it is important and helpful to know as much detail about the project as possible and the intended outcome.  This enables us to better understand the end objective and the purpose / requirements by other professionals involved.

Contact our team at Survey Gisborne Limited for you next development project and a no obligation estimate.