Topographic surveys whether conventional or aerial provide digital information about the land elevation and features. Utilizing information such as project size, terrain, and the purpose of the survey, we work with clients to determine the most cost effective survey and mapping method. Choosing the right method can often be critical for the overall financial success of a project.
Most civil engineering firms prefer ground topographic surveys. A detailed and thorough topographic map provides engineers and architects with the information they need to accomplish a successful design.
Ground topographic surveys provide information that cannot be determined from aerial photographs such as elevations under a tree's canopy , a tree trunk location and size, tree species, and drip line radii. Where access is available, topographic surveys provide invert elevation, pipe diameter and direction of flow for underground utilities such as sanitary sewer and storm drain systems. "USA" markings and other surface features such as valve boxes help locate other underground utilities.
One might relate a topographic map to the foundation of a house. If the foundation is weak, it may not hold the most beautiful of structures. If the quality of the topographic map is poor, the civil engineer may unknowingly rely on faulty information for their design. Ask any civil engineer or architect what they need to design your project and they will say a good ground topographic map.
Cinquini & Passarino takes pride in providing several engineering and architectural firms with our topographic surveys and mapping. We have also provided many topographic surveys for municipalities and other public agencies on public works projects. We specialize in providing the critical information your AEC firm needs so they can hit the ground running on your project.