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TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYING AND MAPPING

Nearly every project begins with a survey. Whether it’s finding out what you have with a boundary and topographic survey, mapping the bed of a lake for siltation management, developing stream and floodplain cross-sections for a hydraulic analysis, or project financing that requires an ALTA Land Title Survey, Prairie Engineers can support your survey needs.

We use the latest technology; including VRS referenced GPS receivers and robotic total stations to provide you with reliable information in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our field crews receive yearly training to maintain professional, technical, and safety certifications including:

  • Railroad Contractor Orientation Training
  • E-Railsafe Certification for work on Class 1 Railroads
  • OSHA Permit Required Confined Space Training
  • OSHA Fall Protection Training
  • RTK Certified Training (Trimble)


Prairie Engineers maintains professional survey licensure in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. Our survey staff has experience in the following types of surveys:

  • ALTA / Land Title surveys
  • Topographical surveys to support design
  • Boundary & easement surveys
  • Land subdivisions
  • Elevation certificates
  • Geodetic control establishment
  • Aerial control establishment and targeting
  • Asset inventory / GIS Height modernization
  • Route / alignment
  • Right-of-way
  • Stream / floodplain hydraulic cross-section
  • Construction layout
  • FCC tower permit development
  • Monitoring well location
  • Surveys on railroads
  • Surveys on tower controlled airports

Click on the links below to explore some of our topographical survey and mapping projects.


project experience

GALESBURG ADA IMPROVEMENT SURVEY

CHICAGO TO QUAD CITIES AT GRADE RAIL CROSSING SURVEYS

PEORIA CITY/COUNTY LANDFILL SURVEYS

STERLING RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

GREGORY DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION SURVEY

CENTRAL ILLINOIS AG SURVEY