Guide land use and inform project planning.
Architects and engineers require accurate digital data on site areas to create precise design plans and architectural drawings. Information gleaned from topographic surveys – including non-geographical elements such as buildings, utility poles, retaining walls, and even trees – is critical to successfully planning a wide range of project types including:
- Property development: evaluate land prior to purchase or development; inform planning on projects ranging from road improvements and housing developments to highway and bridge construction to grading, septic system installations, drainage projects.
- Runoff management and grading: identify erosion patterns and slight changes in elevation that can impact property use; and guide the creation of optimal grading plans to maximize site health and usability.
- Permitting and zoning requirements: show existing environmental features; permit and zoning restrictions; outline potential impacts; and recommend mitigation strategies.
- Environmental restoration: advance environmental planning with data regarding elevation and terrain features that can help engineers reconstruct a landscape to return it to its original, natural state.