Topographic surveys may be required as part of real estate transactions, civil engineering design and construction projects, including:
- New construction
- Remodeling projects to existing structures
- Utility design
- Road or bridge design or improvements
- Grading or drainage projects
- Planning Services
Topographic surveys are required by many local government bodies to determine the existing conditions and elevations of a site. Together with a boundary survey, topographic surveys are used by architects and engineers to create accurate and appropriate designs based on existing conditions.