What Is A Topographic Survey?

Topographic survey is a representation of specific part of land typically presented in a simplified form of a vector map. Topographic maps or plans are usually presented in scales of 1:200 to 1:500. Content of the maps varies greatly depending on the purpose of the map, some of them can include overhead and underground features indicating position of various services. Topographic surveys are most often carried out in appropriate national coordinate system, however using a local grid can be justified.

How Is It Carried Out & Delivered?

M3S Surveys carries out topographic surveys using standard instruments such as Total Stations and GNSS receivers and also utilising where applicable laser scanning and imagery captured with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Final output is delivered digitally in two file formats, one is an editable vector file (2D or 3D) and the other is a ready to print PDF document. If UAV imagery was utilised for map production it is possible to produce an orthographic image to supplement vector files.

  • 2D & 3D Topographical Drawing

  • OS Datum

  • Ortho Photo Base Layer

Scottish Summer Topographic Survey - Trimble Total Station, GNSS & Controller
Large Topo Survey

Do You Need A Topographical Survey?

If you need a topographical survey or any related tasks mentioned on this page or require some further information on the range of CAD and Measured Building Surveys that M3S carry out.  Please use the form on the contact page.