Getting a professional professional land surveying company is vital in order to get the proper service. This will help save you time and resources, which in turn can save your business a lot of money. There are a lot of things to consider in assessing a company, and the key is to actually know them.
Initially, I would suggest checking on the history of the company. Those that have been in the field of aerial surveying for a long time have developed expertise and have learned from the most basic surveys to the most complex. The next step is to check on its former clients and completed projects. If big firms have entrusted the job in the company, it is safe to say that you can also expect good service. It would also help to know the background of its leader or owner, as well as how he spearheaded its growth, and how he deal with his clients. Client testimonials and references can also help you in deciding on the best provider.
Aerial surveying, a task that calls for extreme precision, requires the most modern equipment available in the market today. Therefore, it is imperative to make sure that the company is equipped with most advanced surveying technologies, such as:
LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Technology
LIDAR or Light Detection and Ranging Technology measures the properties of scattered light to get the information and data of a distant target. It uses laser pulses to determine the distance to an object or surface. To determine the range to an object, it measures the time delay between the transmission of a pulse and detection of the reflected signal. If combined with Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment, LIDAR collects information on location and elevation that can also be a topographical map. This is used in geology, meteorology, physics, biology, astronomy, conservation, the military, and law enforcement.
Digital Terrain Modeling (which is also known as Digital Elevation Modeling)
Digital Terrain Modeling or Digital Elevation Modeling can be done side by side with other technologies like LIDAR, stereo photogrammetry, Doppler radar, real time GPS, inertial surveys, and topographic maps. Digital terrain modeling is applicable in precision farming, base mapping, precision forestry, engineering, infrastructure design, creating relief maps and geographic and geomorphic terrain analyzes.
LAMP (Low Altitude Mapping Photography)
Low Altitude Mapping Photography or LAMP uses digital cameras to capture images of structures and terrains from a low altitude. It is usually done at around 300 feet above ground level. This technology is being used for road planning, power line patrolling, pipeline patrolling, aerial mapping, natural conservation and park planning. It is also used in the real estate industry to show and assess property.
Being aware of the background of the company aids you in making an informed decision when choosing a good provider. Also check its satisfied clients, successful projects and the technology it uses to help you gauge the quality of service it will render. This will help you in choosing a professional land surveying company that will suit your needs.