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There are different types of land surveys like boundary surveys, residential surveys,
topographical land surveys and a number of other surveys. This article will explain
you about the kind of results that you will get with topographical surveys. The most
prevalent kind of survey that we come across is the boundary surveys which provide
us with the boundaries for any piece of property.


Topographic surveys, on the other hand establishes the different manmade and the
natural features of the land in context. This survey can serve fruitful results to
property owners, industrial owners, or even the properties that are under construction.
The land, in context may include hills, trees, fences, buildings, ravines or any other
improvements that are in process on the inherent natural features of the land. The
topographical survey will provide you with the exact figures of the size, height,
position of the different changes that have occurred in course of time with regard to
their presence of their natural existence.


Topographical surveys are also referred as contour surveys and they are also
conducted before the change in the ownership of the land or even when the property
owner is intending to make some changes in the land. The main focus of the
topographical surveys is - on the distance from the ground rather than the horizontal
measurements. Horizontal measurements are provided with an in-depth focus on
boundary and residential surveys.


In topographical surveys, most of the measurements are done with the high quality
GPS unit or with an electronic EDM instruments (that measure distance with the
usage of light and radio waves). The results of the survey are presented in the form of
contour lines on maps of the land; unlike in other types of surveys where the results
are marked using stakes or other landmarks.


These days with the usage of high level technological units, you can easily have
digital versions of the maps and even the interactive elevation views of the land. The
data can be used in AutoCAD programs, which is in turn is worked upon by the
engineers and thereby you can easily have the view of how the topography will
change after the planned changes.


There are many uses of topographic land surveys, the results serve fruitfully almost in
every field. Engineers and architects can use the survey results for designing buildings
and other improvements that have to be taken place on the property. In some cases,
they are also used by the Government. Most of the constructions projects typically
begin with topographic surveys as it provides the framework of the land before the
improvements are made. Sometimes, the topographical surveys are also used for the
formulation of an optimal plan for drainage, ditches, grading and other features. Thus,
the results of the topographical surveys i.e.; the natural landscape serve as the basis
for the formulation of optimal plans. The results render all the minute details like the
elevation of slopes which may be useful figures particularly if you are intending to
build on the land. In addition, to the provision of data for developments of
undeveloped surveys; they also provide appropriate information for the area that is
been previously used.

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