Topographic Surveys in Jacksonville FL
Topographic surveys are used to show elevations and natural landforms that are not typically shown on traditional maps. A GPS is often used to accomplish this. They are used for construction projects, environmental restoration projects, property improvements, creating drainage ditches among other things. They actually have many practical applications. Topography is a vital part of any surveying endeavor.
The survey usually consists of a few different elements. Contours is one element. Contours are lines that show the peaks and valleys of the land being surveyed. They show a drop of a certain amount of feet that may vary depending on the surveyor and the map. They are a characteristic feature of a topographic survey that you can’t miss. They can make something look like looking at a pyramid from above.
Vegetation and similar attributes is also a common element. They can show up on the map in different ways but it will usually be very obvious what it is.
Finally utilities is a very common element of a topographic map. These can be utility lines, electrical boxes, street lights and the like. These will also usually be fairly obvious on the drawing and if they’re not a legend can be used.
Land Surveyors of Jacksonville are experts in topography. If you’re looking for someone in the area to assist you with creating a topographic map, give us a call or fill out the free estimate form to the right. We’d love to be of assistance.