A topographical survey plan shows ground features, elevations and contours. This survey plan may also show all buildings, improvements, fences, roads, land uses and ground cover, within or about a certain designated area. Topographical plans are normally used for design of subdivisions, roads, ditching and residential planning purposes. This information may also be used for volumetric soil removal or excavation quantity determinations.

Reference: Services provided by BC Land Surveyors - Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors.