Surveys & Mapping

The Surveys and Mapping section provides the following services:

• Collects field information required to produce engineering designs for construction contracts, legal surveys, topographic surveys, and maps, including our ACRIS based GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps.

• Performs construction layouts, quantity measurements and quality control checks of work carried out by the City and outside contractors.

• Maintains and administers the Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks throughout Brampton, which consist of a series of monuments that pinpoint exact coordinates and elevations.

• Provides services to other departments within the City of Brampton.

Horizontal Control

Horizontal Control on Ground 

A horizontal control monument is a brass plaque embedded into a concrete cylinder that sits flush with the ground. The City of Brampton supports the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) as its standard horizontal georeferencing system.

Vertical Control

Vertical Control on Wall 

A vertical control monument, also referred to as a “benchmark,” is a brass plaque that is often located on private property. Benchmarks throughout Brampton are referenced to the 1978 Southern Ontario Vertical Datum and provide elevations that are accurate to the second order.


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