With the objective of providing specialized surveying and mapping services to the oil industry, John F. Keating founded Topographic in Duncan, Oklahoma. The year was 1958, a time when Mr. Keating operated on a shoestring, often using temporary crewmen. He purchased aerial photography of the areas in which he was working to help him in the field as well as provide a background for his survey plats. Soon, oil companies began to expect the aerial photos with their well location plats. That was just the beginning of innovative services and products that have helped Topographic become Oklahoma's leading surveying company for the oil and gas industry.
The years since 1958 have been interesting and challenging for Topographic. Our proud traditions of meeting customer needs, creatively applying new technology and providing quality products and services at a fair price have been firmly established. Due to the efforts, skills and dedication of our employees, Topographic has become an ins titution rich in knowledge, experience, information and resources. With these strengths, new chapters of Topographic successes will continue to be written.