A site survey is used to collect data about the topography of a site and is presented as a plan or drawing. Setting out is the reverse process of a site survey.

Setting out involves extraction of data from a drawing and accurately marking out the drawing features on the ground. This can be in the form of earth works, sewers, road works, bridges, steelwork, buildings or housing development. Setting out points can be marked on the ground as pegs, permanent spray paint marks, steel pins or permanent control markers concreted into the ground. We can set out anything, from residential boundaries to new build brickwork corners, roads and more.