What is a Topographical Survey?

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What is a Topographical Survey?

A topographical survey is an accurate depiction of a site (property, area of land, defined boundary) which is scaled and detailed according to the spatial considerations and is the summary of the on-site data capture processes. This type of topographical survey is a detailed process which requires the insight of topological professionals to ensure the accuracy of all of the reports provided.

Here at Indigo Surveys, we are able to advise on a range of topographic survey matters, including the best survey option for your site, details on topographic survey cost and various other key questions. We understand that when it comes to booking such a specialist service, you’ll want to have full confidence in the expertise of your chosen option, so we offer a range of helpful insight on all matters related to topographical surveys.


What is a Topographical Survey for?

The purpose is to gather spatial information relating to the site (natural and man-made land features). This can often be related to national Ordnance Survey grid and datum information (often using GPS) and is surveyed by point. It is typically accepted that points are positioned in three dimensions which facilitates ground modelling and visualisations to be produced from the topographical survey.

Additional information can often be integrated into topographical surveys which assists a design team in taking account of the necessary and relevant site constraints. This can include site sections through particularly diverse gradient transects, spot heights of surrounding land and site features, i.e. neighbouring properties to assess overlooking, underground utilities information (from radar tracing and integrating utility records data).


What are the benefits of a Topographic Survey for my site?

Obtaining the correct information early on at the design stage of a project can save considerable time and reduce cost. Collaboration with suitable individuals can also advise of the most suitable information to be collected during the survey, i.e. a Suitable Tree Consultant for tree data advice and an Ecological Consultant for advice on site features for the Ecology Survey.


How do I get in touch with a Topographical Specialist?

Here at Indigo Surveys, we have a team of specialists in the field of topographical surveys. Whether you’re looking for more detail on the initial question of what is a topographical survey, or you’re ready to book a survey and want to pin down your exact requirements, we’re more than happy to speak to you by phone or email. Your emails are welcome and will be replied to, with all comments and queries to info@indigosurveys.co.uk.

Considering how important a topographical survey is, you will require a team of professionals who know what they are doing. Here at Indigo Surveys, we have highly skilled professionals with a wealth of experience in their field. Since 2009, we have been assisting homeowners, architects, developers, estate managers, retailers, engineers, and many other individuals looking to learn about the features of a site or property. A properly conducted topographic survey will enable you to learn much about a site or property you’re interested in investing in. This is the exact service we offer here at Indigo Surveys Ltd.


A Trusted Option

Due to the financial risks that are associated with site planning and investing, you definitely need specialists in this field who can keep you protected. Contact us for an insight into this area, our team can provide a topographical survey in any location across the UK, in many varying situations. Our extensive experience is useful in every topographical project we take on. We can work on any site, regardless of its specific features and requirements. This is a guarantee that our professionals will provide a service that will fit your specific needs.

Our well-established national Arboriculture and Ecology survey company has offices in Chester, London, and Birmingham. We are able to provide our elite topographical survey options to clients all over the UK. Our specialists operate with swiftness and efficiency on any location throughout the country. It is important that you have a proper topographic survey, which is only possible through experienced professionals. At Indigo Surveys, we’ll ensure you are free from any related risks by offering the right survey choice for your site. We have a flexible service that can suit your specific project requirements.


Tailored Solutions

We completely understand each and every one of our clients’ needs, providing tailored topographical surveys to your site. From the experience we’ve had in the almost a decade we have been in this field, we have learned how to work with different clients, their sites and their varying conditions and needs. Our topographical surveys may involve the use of AutoCAD drawing to come up with detailed plans for your site. This can work ideally with the land co-ordinates, OS grid or data already in existence. We can factor in elements such as:

  • the Ordinance Survey boundary plan
  • Land Registry plan
  • aerial photographs
  • contours, levels and GPS
  • cross-sections and site features


We always listen to our clients’ needs and requests. Our finished drawings can be delivered in many soft copy formats like .pdf and .dwg, as well as hard copy formats. We have a team of specialists who combine detailed skillsets to get you a high-quality topographical survey. The collaborative approach we have enables us to provide reliable advice to any client, helping you to take on the right measures early enough. We have a team of dedicated professionals, guaranteeing you excellent services from our highly qualified and experienced surveyors.

We can provide insight on every stage of the topographical survey, and for those interested in knowing the topographic survey cost options, we have friendly and professional staff you can chat with. Our team can assist with details of the charges for different types of sites we assess, all at very competitive prices. It is of great benefit to find a reliable topographic survey company with an affordable topographic survey cost in the UK.


Contact our very friendly team here at Indigo Surveys Ltd by phone, email or web chat. It would be our pleasure to assist you in any way you require within the topographical survey area. If you want to know more about what is a topographical survey, as well as detailed information on a range of related topics, please get in touch with us today. If you need a reliable topographical survey option in your area, we can provide exactly that.