Topographic Survey of Campus Sites for University of Central Asia in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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Project Location within Country:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Start Date:
November 2003
Completion Date:
January 2004

Project Description

The Agha Khan Development Network (AKDN) initiated a program to construct the campuses of  University of Central Asia to contribute towards human resource development in this region with prime focus on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The three selected campus sites were located at Tekeli, Kazakhstan; the Naryn, Kyrgyzstan near the Naryn River; and Khorog, Tajikistan on the right bank of Gunt River. ECIL carried out a detailed topographic survey of each campus site as per AKDN requirements within a limited time frame under snowy weather conditions.

An extensive survey was carried out for trees and utilities. The raw field data were processed, subsequent to which surface modelling was done and contours were developed at 0.5 m interval. The key plan along with contour plans were prepared and submitted to AKDN for planning activities.



  • Joint Reconnaissance with AKDN Staff and Establishment of Campus Site Boundary

  • Establishment of Survey Monuments

  • GPS Survey

  • Traverse Survey

  • Control levelling

  • Topographic Survey by Total Stations

  • Detailed Survey of Trees and Utilities

  • Data Processing

  • Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM)

  • Contouring using "CREDO" software

  • Production of Drawings as per AKDN Requirements

  • Digital Data in ASCII Format

  • Quality Assurance during Field Survey and Preparation of Drawings