Topographical Surveys

Murphy Geospatial was built on the quality of our topographical surveys. We maintain this quality to this day, continually adopting new technologies to delivery geospatial certainty for our clients.

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Topographical surveys involve the production of maps and plans to accurately represent the details of the natural and built environments. From structures, trees and boundaries through to buildings, we produce detailed maps to scale to establish the position and shape of natural and man-made features of any given area. Contour lines are present to indicate levels across the site and these can be shown at predetermined intervals as required.  

Murphy Geospatial has developed workflows to streamline the process of our topographical surveying from field to office to delivery to our clients. We have established a bespoke internal project management platform to support our process of client engagement, planning, execution, delivery and review. The platform also supports our sales team with their quotations and our finance team with invoicing.  

Our people are the most important part of our offering. We hire the best geomatics graduates and engineers and have a well-established Learning Management System to support their career development. This ensures that the best field surveying practices are maintained and our workflows are consistently deployed. The best and brightest graduates also challenge our way of thinking, meaning our processes are continually improving. 

Topographical surveys has been used for centuries to understand our environment. It was, and remains, an integral part of the construction of our roads, canals, and railways, the critical infrastructure we still rely on today. It is a key part of our property sector, helping to define land ownership and bring order to the placement of our buildings. When Murphy Geospatial was established in 1983, Peter Murphy understood the importance of land surveying and its value to his clients. This understanding continues in the company to this day.

At Murphy Geospatial, people are the most important part of our offering. We hire the best geomatics graduates and engineers and have a well-established Learning Management System to support their career development. This ensures that the best field surveying practices are maintained and our workflows are consistently deployed. The best and brightest graduates also challenge our way of thinking, meaning our processes are continually improving. We employ over 250 staff throughout Ireland and the UK meaning we can undertake projects of any scale. 

Our mature, proven processes and quality assurance workflows deliver a uniform, repeatable level of high-quality data. Topographical surveys are often only part of the solution. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that the best, most experienced people and technology are used to deliver a specific task. This single source supplier approach ensures integration across all data outputs. For example, our topographical surveys are typically accompanied by an underground utility survey, the output of which is federated into one comprehensive delivery for our clients. 

As a geospatial services company we leverage the power of technology to deliver high-quality outputs. We invest in our equipment and its calibration and upkeep. Best results are achieved when our geomatics professionals operate this equipment with the understanding of surveying principles to ensure that the data is verified. Our GeoCert™ platform integrates our people, process and technology to enable the delivery of trusted data to our clients. 

With an array of methodologies and tools are our disposal, and 38 years of experience delivering over 20,000 projects, our approach is to consulwith our clients to understand their exact requirements. From this understanding we can assist with their scope definition so that the best value for money can be achieved. From there, our clients lean on our experience and technology to deliver the project on time, within budget and to the defined accuracy. 

Our topographical survey services are relied upon to deliver higher accuracy than is typically achieved with aerial survey or mobile mapping techniques. Traditional methods of topographical surveying using establishment of primary control, traversing and logging of feature information ensures that the detail required by the client is accurately captured. The survey process is non-destructive, and deliverables can be produced in a large range of formats. All topographical survey services can be developed to suit our client’s budget. 

  • Topographical Surveys 
  • Establishment of Primary Site Control 
  • Land characterisation surveys 
  • Setting out 
  • Conservation and Heritage Surveys 
  • Façade and Elevation Surveys 
  • Photographic and Ortho-elevation surveys 

The data from topographical surveys can be delivered in a range of formats according to our clients specification, including  

  • 2D and 3D Plan Drawings 
  • Sections 
  • Profiles 
  • Volumes 
  • Primary control networks 
  • Survey reports 
  • Digital Surface Models 
  • Digital Terrain Models  
  • 3D Models 
  • 3D Animation/Fly-Through Video  
  • 3D Visualisation 
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) 

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