John Polk wrote:I am guessing that the 2' contour maps that is referring to were from a special survey that the developer of the site paid for. Perhaps ordered by the planning commission, or used for bidding wars between excavator companies.
On many sites (steep, or very irregular) the resulting map would become a black (or whatever color the contour lines were drawn) blob.
Such a tool would be priceless for many earthworks projects. The plaster mold would be even better. The original, AND several copies so you could "Dremel tool" your ideas, and a final results version. Wouldn't it be cool to have Before/After copies? A great selling aid if you ever wanted to sell the property, or just so the kids & grandkids could see what grandpa did with his land.
Please, if anybody knows a source for any maps more detailed than the 40' contours of the USGS maps, please post it.