Topographic Maps Springfield IL

Topographic Maps Springfield IL

The Importance of Topographic Maps in Springfield IL

The prep work for any construction project is more than you might think. Ensuring the groundwork is laid out for your project is essential to its success. Not to mention, you avoid construction challenges midway through a project with proper planning upfront. In that planning process, developing a topographic map is crucial. Thankfully, civil engineering and property surveying firms like Austin Engineering can assist with topographic maps for Springfield IL.

What’s Included in a Topographic Map?

A topographic map will always include three main features: contours, physical features and utilities. Understanding the layout of your land helps when land development and site planning begin in full. Using information gathered from a topographic survey, civil engineers can appropriately design and plan landscaping to stay in compliance with all local building and environmental regulations.

  • Contours
    • A topographic map will feature land areas marked by lines throughout. These lines are called contours, marking the elevation points around your property. Understanding the elevation of your land helps in the planning process when determining how to level your property in preparation for construction.
  • Physical Features
    • Wooded areas, natural running water, steep elevation drop-offs, etc., are all noted in your topographic map. Depending on environmental restrictions, construction might need to protect your land’s vegetation and physical attributes. Knowing what is and isn’t a part of your property helps land developers determine what can be done for site planning.
  • Utilities
    • If your site has utility features, such as utility lines or electrical boxes, a topographic survey will reveal these areas. Understanding the utilities available (or not available) to contractors before construction will determine what should be added during site planning. Easy access to available utilities is crucial to determining where construction can occur.
An example of Topographic Maps for Springfield IL

Meeting Your Survey Needs

Creating accurate topographic maps in Springfield IL is all part of the land surveying process. However, topographic surveys are only one type of survey relevant to your construction project. Austin Engineering employs several survey teams to provide quick and accurate survey results for our clients. Examples of our survey capabilities include:

  • Lot Surveys
  • GPS Surveys
  • ALTA/NSPS Surveys
  • Subdivision Surveys
  • Aerial Control Surveys
  • Elevation Certificates
  • LOMA & Related FEMA Reports

Contact Our Office

To ensure your site planning (and construction project) are successful and without interruption, thoroughly analyze your land’s makeup with topographic maps in Springfield IL. Call Austin Engineering today to start the survey process! Or, if interested in our other civil engineering services, contact us at 217-516-3452 to request a quote. Also, our Illinois office is located at 311 SW Water St, Ste 215, Peoria, IL 61602.