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Ground Topographic Survey & Mapping in Oakland

Serving contractors, developers, property owners, engineers, other land surveyors, local municipalities, and state and federal governments.

Cinquini & Passarino, Inc. offers professional ground topography in Oakland for developers, landowners, contractors, civil engineering, municipalities, and other public agencies. Founded in 1954, our land surveyors specialize in providing the data you need to develop accurate and appropriate design plans. Our ground topographic survey & mapping team utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide reliable, precise measurements and valuable guidance. 

What is a Topographic Map?

Topographic survey and mapping is the first step for any development or construction project. A topographic map is a two-dimensional map that shows all the existing features on a parcel of land, including:

  • Elevation (shown using contour lines)
  • Vegetation
  • Bodies of water
  • Natural and man-made structures like utility lines or electrical boxes
  • Buildings, utilities and other site improvements
  • Roadways, sidewalks and other infrastructure

This information is key to understanding what needs to be done to complete a project successfully. It can also help you save thousands of dollars by helping you avoid costly mistakes or delays. 

For example, a topographic survey can identify areas of the land that may be unsuitable for building or need further development. This can include steep slopes, areas at risk of mudslides, or other factors that can affect your plans. Using this information can help you determine what needs to be done to the land before the construction process begins.

Ground topography is also particularly useful for areas in Oakland that can’t be determined from aerial photos.

Ground topography is often required by the city of Oakland for:

  • Planning new construction
  • Utility design
  • Land development
  • Grading projects
  • Drainage ditches
  • Resource management
  • Renovating existing structures
  • Road or bridge design and improvements

Contact Us Today for Ground Topographic Surveys & Mapping

C&P has provided comprehensive land surveying services for AEC firms, municipalities, and other public agencies on public works projects for over 70 years. Our skilled surveyors will work with you to determine the best surveying method for your project. We’ll weigh all the factors, including size, terrain, and the purpose of the survey. Choosing the right method can often make a significant difference in the overall financial success of a project. 

In addition to topographic surveys, we offer comprehensive land surveying services in the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes aerial topography, boundary surveys, construction staking, hydrographic surveys, and more. Our professional land surveyors specialize in providing the critical information you need to hit the ground running on your project.