Tag: Survey

Drones Can Handle Cost-effective Volume Estimates

By Paul Crocker If you have ever had to order topsoil or mulch for a yard improvement project, you understand the difficulty of accurately estimating the volume of an irregularly shaped pile of material. Counties and municipalities often need to estimate the volume of their stockpiles of sand, salt, or gravel. About the Expert: Paul… Read More »

Latest UAS Lidar Technology Delivers Quality Data More Efficiently

By Paul Crocker Lidar isn’t just for airplanes anymore. With the advent of large, extremely stable unmanned aerial systems matched with quality lidar sensors, it’s possible to gather dense and feature-rich data over a 50-acre area in a single flight. About the Expert: Paul Crocker, an FAA certified UAS pilot with 20-plus years of GIS… Read More »

Does It Matter if Your Surveyor Is Licensed?

By Nathan Vaughn, PLS, and Richard Kleinmann, PLS Does it matter whether you retain a licensed professional land surveyor? It does, and here’s why: If you hire a professional land surveyor, you know you’re getting someone who has demonstrated through rigorous examination that they have your state’s required level of education and have earned recent… Read More »