Land Contour Mapping for Utility Planning

Accurate land contour mapping for utility planning is crucial for optimisation and better planning. This task involves identifying and mapping both the natural and man-made features on and in the site (including surrounding structures). Accomplishing this task will give engineers and developers the information they need to identify risks before commencing any construction or excavation activity.

This is especially the case with preparing and designing the layout of utilities. Whether it’s the government or private sector assigned for such project, they need to know both the surface and subsurface structures first before planning.

Land contour mapping, topographic survey and utility mapping

Those three work together to give developers a complete picture of the site. Land contour mapping and topographic survey will provide developers with the information about land elevation, land features such as hills, proximity to the sea and existing building structures around the project site.

On the other hand, utility mapping provides information about the subsurface infrastructure such as the complex network of water pipes, sewer lines and electrical cables. This information is critical to reducing risks and hazards when it’s time for the crew to dig on the area. This is also important in preparing the layout and overall plan for the foundation of a building (especially for highrises and other huge construction projects).

In other words, both the surface and subsurface map will aid in accurate planning of the construction or excavation. Accuracy in both these tasks is crucial, which is why engineers and developers hire only experienced professionals for the job.

How do professionals do it?

Experienced professionals such as from the One Search Locators can perform laser scanning to identify and map the contour of the land above the earth’s surface. This produces a set of pictures and maps that give the engineers an idea about the complexity of the site.

Whether the features above the ground are natural or man-made, professionals can completely and comprehensively map these. Man-made structures include roads, existing buildings and even recreational areas such as parks. Natural features include lakes, rivers, hills and other land features that have some elevation.

Aside from scanning the surface, professionals can also use a combination of technologies to determine the subsurface infrastructure. These include pinpointing the locations of power transmission lines, water pipes, sewer lines, storage tanks and storm water drains.

Land contour mapping for utility planning Melbourne

Here at One Search Locators, we perform both accurate land contour mapping and utility location at fixed rates. We have certified Service Locators who can arrive on site within 24 hours upon your request. All of our survey plans for contour mapping are signed by a Registered Surveyor.

Call us today at 1300 530 420 and we’ll provide you with a free quote.

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