Topographic Surveys

Topographic Surveys: Accurate Mapping Solutions for Your Projects

Michael Gallie offers professional topographic surveys that provide accurate mapping solutions for a wide range of projects. Our expert team of surveyors utilises advanced techniques and cutting-edge equipment to deliver accurate and detailed survey data, so you can make informed decisions, streamline project planning, and ensure optimal results.

Topographic surveys go beyond basic mapping. We capture detailed information about the natural and man-made features of your site, including elevation, contours, vegetation, buildings, utilities, and more. By leveraging the latest technology, such as LiDAR and aerial imaging, we generate detailed drawings that offer a comprehensive view of your project area.

By choosing our topographic surveys, you can benefit from:

  • Accurate Data: Our surveys provide accurate measurements, ensuring the reliability of your project plans and calculations.
  • Detailed Analysis: We analyse the collected data to identify potential challenges, such as slope stability issues or drainage concerns, allowing you to address them proactively.
  • Customised Approach: We tailor our surveys to your specific requirements, considering factors like project scale, industry regulations, and your unique needs.
  • Efficient Project Planning: With our detailed topographic drawings, you can optimise your project planning, identify the best locations for infrastructure, and avoid costly surprises.
  • Enhanced Decision Making: Our surveys empower you to make informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the project site, minimising risks and maximizing efficiency.

With our expertise, advanced technology, and customised approach, you can rely on us to deliver high-quality data that will help you achieve success in your endeavours.




All topographic surveys are carried out in accordance with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) specification.

All utility surveys are carried out in accordance with PAS128 specification.


Can topographic surveys be used for both large-scale and small-scale projects?

Topographic surveys are versatile and can be applied to projects of any scale. Whether you’re working on a small residential development, a large commercial construction site, or even infrastructure projects like highways or pipelines, topographic surveys provide essential information about the existing terrain and features. This data is crucial for accurate site planning, design, and identifying potential challenges.

What equipment and technology do you use for topographic surveys?

At Michael Gallie, we employ state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology to ensure the highest level of accuracy and detail in our topographic surveys. Our surveyors utilize Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers to establish accurate horizontal and vertical control points. Additionally, we leverage advanced laser scanning techniques like LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to capture highly detailed elevation data. These technologies, combined with aerial imaging enable us to produce comprehensive and reliable topographic drawings.

How long does it take to complete a topographic survey?

The time required to complete a topographic survey depends on various factors, including the size and complexity of the project area. Generally, smaller sites can be surveyed within a few days, while larger or more intricate projects may take several weeks. It’s important to consider that surveying involves meticulous data collection, processing, and analysis to ensure accuracy. Rest assured, we prioritize delivering timely results without compromising on quality.

Are topographic surveys essential for construction projects?

Absolutely. Topographic surveys are an indispensable part of the construction process. They provide crucial information about the existing topography, which helps architects, engineers, and contractors make informed decisions. With detailed topographic maps, construction professionals can accurately plan the placement of structures, roads, utilities, and drainage systems. By identifying potential obstacles or slope stability issues early on, topographic surveys help prevent costly surprises and ensure the overall success of the project.

Can topographic surveys help identify potential environmental concerns?

Topographic surveys are instrumental in identifying potential environmental concerns associated with a project site. By mapping the natural features and vegetation, these surveys provide valuable data for environmental assessments and impact analyses. For example, they can help detect wetland areas, watercourses, or sensitive habitats that need to be protected during the project’s development. With this information, you can implement appropriate mitigation measures and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.