Topographic surveys

The Meon Survey Partnership 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, read more...


Topographic surveys are commonly referred to as land surveys and site surveys, as a company we are known as 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!!

Main uses - in brief

  • 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

Boundary surveys

Boundary surveys are a cut down version of a topographic survey to show the boundary features for submission to land registry or for change of ownership uses.
Typically a boundary survey is carried out at 1:200 or 1:500 scale and either fixed to Ordance Survey National Grid using GPS or overlayed onto O.S Digital Mapping data using common features. Usually this is also presented at 1:1250 or 1:2500 scales to comply with Land Registry.
The Meon Survey Partnership has a wealth of knowledge in this field and would be delighted to help with any enquiries.

Aerial survey

The Meon Survey Partnership has it's own aerial survey team to provide aerial photography and aerial surveys. We have our own UAV/Drone with permission from the CAA to fly commercial operations (PfCO).
The uses for aerial survey are enormous and along with our survey and photographic expertise you can rest assured that it will be right.

One of the many advantages of using our aerial survey team is that a large area can be surveyed very quickly  and safely compared to traditional techniques, particularly useful for quarries or large sites as a feasibility study!

Visit our aerial survey page for more information, alternatively do not hesitate to get in touch!

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