Survey

Survey Team in action

Capital Projects Engineering Survey Team


The City of Santa Rosa's Survey Team is a part of Capital Projects Engineering of the Transportation and Public Works Department. The team performs topographic mapping and construction surveys as well as boundary and control surveys for the design and construction of the City's Capital Improvement Projects. These projects include street widenings and reconstructions, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights, storm drains as well as sewer and water lines. Additionally, the Capital Projects Engineering Survey Team supports the City Right of Way Agent as well as other City Departments. 

The Survey Team is also responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the City's Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks.

The Survey Team maintains a GPS reference base station which is located at our offices at 69 Stony Circle. This station is an NGS sanctioned Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS). The CORS designation for this station is CASR. Data and information for this site as well as the NGS CORS network can be obtained on-line from the NGS CORS web site.

Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks


Vertical Control Network


The City of Santa Rosa's Vertical Control Network is based on the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29). There are over 1300 benchmarks located throughout the city as well as the surrounding area.

This system is adjusted to USC&GS (now the NGS) Bench Marks in the area.

Data for City of Santa Rosa Bench Marks can be obtained through the City's GIS System

Horizontal Control Network


The original City of Santa Rosa Coordinate Monument network was published with values based upon the California Coordinate System Zone 2, NAD 1927. The current City of Santa Rosa Coordinate Monument Network is based upon NAD 1983 with State Plane Coordinate (Zone 2) values published in both NAD 83 - 1991.35 epoch and NAD 83 (2011) epoch 2010.00 values. Locations and data for City of Santa Rosa coordinate monuments can be obtained through the City’s GIS system