Topographic Surveys Adelaide

Every successful project is a shared adventure with the land it stands on. Accurate topographical surveys become your compass, revealing the story of your terrain and existing features.

Topographic Services

Unveiling the Lay of the Land

At Nelson Surveyors, we believe that every successful project starts with a clear understanding of the land it stands on. Our topographical surveys serve as the bedrock, providing vital insights into the terrain, existing infrastructure and features to help with the decision making process.

With a decade of experience under our belt, we’ve seen it all. We’ve perfected the art of fast and accurate topographic surveying, even in the most difficult environments.

Why Choose a Topographical Survey?

A topographical survey, often referred to as a feature contour survey, is a comprehensive examination of a piece of land. It analyses the elevation, features, and contours of the area, both natural and artificial. At Nelson Surveyors, our topographic surveys meticulously detail land attributes, including height, depth, size, and precise locations of features.

For any expansion or development of residential or commercial spaces, a topographical survey is the cornerstone.

Here’s why it’s crucial:

  1. Better Planning: A topographic survey offers a comprehensive view of your land, equipping you with precise information about the land’s surface. It includes contour lines, property boundaries, and land features. Architects, civil engineers, and councils depend on this data for designs and building proposals.
  2. Land Valuation Tool: Topographic surveys assess existing site conditions and features, making them a valuable tool for land valuation. They’ll help you identify and address any issues, ensuring your project gets off to a smooth start.
  3. Accurate, Professional Maps: When you’re embarking on any land-related project, a detailed, accurate map is your foundation. At Nelson Surveyors, we create highly accurate and comprehensive topographic and contour surveys, ensuring your development project’s success.

What to Expect from Our Topographical Surveys

Our technology allows us to capture precise measurements, even for streetscapes and building elevations. Additionally, we employ UAV drone technology for larger and less accessible sites, ensuring the utmost accuracy.

The duration of a topographical survey varies depending on the project’s size and complexity. After surveying the site, it typically takes a few days to compile the findings. Data can be presented in 2D or 3D drawings, depending on the project’s detail requirements. 

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Our Work

Working alongside Nelson Surveyors is always a pleasure. The National Trust, a heritage-focused organisation, has been proud to collaborate with Nelson Surveyors on several of our projects. These include the preservation of our national heritage sites and the development of tourism infrastructure in regional locations such as Moonta Mines, Port Pirie, Peterborough, and more. These sites are a considerable distance from our base in Adelaide. I confidently attest that Nelson's autonomous site visits consistently yield highly productive outcomes for our projects.

Nelson and his team consistently provide high-quality 3D models, precise site surveys, and exceptionally detailed orthographic plans. This content has proven invaluable for mapping existing conditions, greatly assisting our architects in their conservation documentation. In addition, we’ve engaged Nelson to develop immersive 3D landscapes tailored to our organisation’s educational media, providing engaging and informative resources. Their on-site 3D scans offer a wealth of valuable information, and they seamlessly adapt to our evolving project requirements. Often, they provide updates on the same day or shortly thereafter in response to our requests.

I wholeheartedly endorse Nelson Surveyors for their expertise in construction projects, and confidently attest to their strong grasp on heritage projects. Their mapping and visualisation capabilities are highly beneficial for educators and digital media professionals alike. Whether you require virtual site models or precise scale models for architectural and engineering purposes, Nelson Surveyors consistently deliver excellence.

We continue to place our trust in Nelson Surveyors as our primary surveying services provider. We have full confidence in their ability to adapt to our project briefs and consistently deliver exceptional results.

James Guy
Heritage Project Manager
National Trust of South Australia

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At Nelson Surveyors, we have the experience, curiosity & technology needed to provide you with highly detailed topographical surveys.

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