Topographic was founded in 1958 by John Keating. His vision was to become the new standard in surveying excellence by focusing on emerging technologies in the field. Today we continue that passion for innovation, staying ahead of the curve and defining “what’s next” in surveying.
The roots of Topographic history were laid in Oklahoma. But the needs of the energy market, as well as our success and growing client base, enabled us to expand over the years into Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. Today we have six offices and more than 450 employees.
John Keating founds Topographic Engineering Company in Duncan, OK, to provide oil and gas companies with land surveys and maps.
Topographic is the first to offer aerial photography of oil well locations.
Topographic invests in a Wild T16 theodolite, revolutionary hardware at the time.
Topographic establishes offices in Midland, TX. and Pampa, TX.
Topographic begins development of Land Grid Data.
Topographic Mapping Company is formed to provide digital maps and data.
Surveyors begin using the "Total Station" - the combined technology of Theodolite and EDM.
Robert Keating becomes President and CEO of Topographic Companies.
Topographic first uses Global Positioning System to perform surveys.
Topographic opens office in Granbury, TX.
Topographic celebrates 50 years of business.
Topographic Mapping Company begin development of LandScape, an online GIS tool for the oil & gas industry.
Topographic’s Granbury office moves to larger facility in Fort Worth due to the oil and gas boom in Texas.
Topographic opens office in Seguin, TX.
Topographic acquires GeoSurv, Inc in Lafayette, CO.
Topographic extends its capabilities in engineering.
Brian Krafft becomes President and CEO of Topographic Companies.
Topographic celebrates 60 years in business.
Topographic acquires Money Surveying in Casper, WY.