Topographic surveys

Topographic surveys are commonly referred to as land surveys and site surveys, as a company we are known as a land surveyors, however the technical term is a topographic survey and this is a comprehensive record of the ground features, with levels to show the slope of the terrain.

The Meon Survey Partnership is an expert in this and we can provide topographic surveys for a range of large or small sites across the UK and even Europe.
The most common topographic survey is prepared at 1:200 scale and this will show the building outlines, roads, boundaries, trees, paths, changes in surface, street furniture, inspection covers, manholes and spot levels usually at 10m intervals. However, this can be tailored to the site to a larger or smaller scale or with more or less features shown. Boundary surveys are a cut down version of this and can be used for boundary confirmation, land registry or change of ownership uses.
Drainage and underground service information can be included using a range of site investigation and state of the art electronic tracing techniques, including ground penetrating radar.
Digital data would typically be supplied in 2D or 3D formats, typically DWG, DXF, PDF but other 2D or 3D packages are supported.

  • Large or small scale
  • Residential or Commercial
  • Arbitrary or Ordnance Datums
  • GPS
  • Tree detailing
  • Contouring
  • Boundary surveys
  • 3d ground modelling
Below is an example of a ground model using Civil3D...

3d terrain models

  • 3d for Autodesk Civil 3d
  • 3d for Autodesk Revit and other BIM packages
  • Surveys for solar panel farms
  • XYZ outputs
  • Drainage
  • Underground service tracing
  • Area and volume calculations
  • Control points for visualisation schemes
Below is an example of a 2D topographic survey with contours...

2d topographic survey

We have our own aerial survey team using a UAV/drone, this can be a very quick way of surveying a large site or even a site where access is restrictive, a quarry for example. The aerial survey can be controlled to a site or Ordnance Survey grid using GPS, once the aerial images are captured our software will produce a 3D meshed modelled, this can then be used in numerous software packages to create 3D or even 2D drawings. More information here or please contact us on 01428 741699

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