• Where’s Wygant 2020

    USGS benchmark
    Maraliese Beveridge

    When Clay Wygant first came to Maser Consulting, it was his job to develop a Mobile LiDAR division. So, this geospatial man-on-the-move began by setting out with his crew and a RIEGL VMX 450 mobile mapper atop his truck, zig-zagging and scanning his way across the country! In fact, he traversed to so many places ... Read More

  • Choosing the Right Technique for Surveying Railroads

    Hi-definition scan of a rail tunnel
    Alexis Eades

    Various surveying techniques are available to provide railroads with the optimum survey results required to accommodate specific projects. Surveyors look at the project characteristics and anticipated project deliverables and recommend the appropriate surveying technique during the scoping phase of a project. Discussions focus on choosing a methodology that would enhance safety, produce the required accuracy, ... Read More

  • Surveying Substations with LiDAR

    Substation LiDAR scan
    Elizabeth Bell

    Surveying Substations Surveying substations is complicated. And believe it or not, conventional survey can increase the complexity. So, what are your options? Well, they all revolve around the use of LiDAR! But before we jump into how it can help, we need to touch on the challenges it has to overcome. Conventional survey requires the ... Read More

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

    3d scan of hardware transformed into a BIM
    Alexis Eades

    What is BIM, and why should you implement it into your architecture, engineering, and survey plans? BIM, or “Building Information Modeling” is a process of building highly accurate, measurable 3D models that can be very comprehensive, such that they encompass all the specific components needed to virtually build and visualize a project. Existing condition BIMs ... Read More

  • A Look at GIS: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

    Desktop and handheld devices are compatible with GIS
    Maraliese Beveridge

    Discover and learn how a GIS program can help organize the management of key infrastructure assets! ... Read More

  • Maintaining Pipe Casing Integrity

    SUE technician for Dallas County Schools
    Elizabeth Bell

    Because gas or oil pipelines tend to be buried in soil or immersed in water, they are prone to corrosion. As such, statutes 192.467 and 195.575 from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) state, “Buried or submerged pipelines must be electrically isolated from other underground metallic structures, unless the pipeline and the other structures ... Read More