Tag: surveying

examine and record the area and features of (an area of land) so as to construct a map, plan, or description.

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

National surveys show that more than 65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Ribbons of Concrete and Steel

Prior to the actual placement of the concrete surface pavement, a long series of tasks and projects have to be completed first. These include: site hydrogeological investigations to determine local soil and groundwater characteristics, aerial and ground surveys of the proposed roadway alignments, the preparation of design plans and detail

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They’re So Unusual

They’re So Unusual

A drone flies through the air capturing data from a construction project. A directional drilling system that looks like a large version of the “Transformer” toy is helping contractors make and break joints for pipes. A compressed air canon is launching nails on a job site. A machine is doing

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the marketplace for mapping and machine control, don’t feel bad. It’s evolving at a frantic pace, and the technologies keep getting more sophisticated. In fact, taking a walk through a trade show with displays from the major manufacturers can be staggering.

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