As GIS professionals we recommend you to use the newest technologies, but to be honest this isn’t always the easiest way to go.
Our team has tested some new methods and concluded that surveyors depend on a variety of software and technology to gather existing information, collect new information, analyze data, produce plans, manage projects, and deliver accurate data.
Geographic information system (GIS) technology brings this functionality and more to one place, providing a central location to conduct spatial analysis, overlay data, and integrate other solutions and systems. GIS is built on a database rather than individual project files, enabling surveyors to easily manage, reuse, share, and analyze data, saving them time.
Surveyors play a central role in a range of government agencies and private organizations, from planning and construction to engineering and land boundary determination.
GIS software solutions are interoperable with the many data formats used in the field and office, allowing surveyors to provide data to various agencies in the required format while maintaining the data’s core integrity.
All the modern suite of software helps surveyors manage critical data by bringing their technologies together including everything from automated data collection with traditional instruments to the most modern GPS.
Surveying is a vital part of infrastructure development and also for buildings. A centralized information system based on a GIS software provides the framework for maintaining and deploying critical data and applications across every aspect of the infrastructure project including data collection, planning, construction, and operations management.
Centrally hosting applications and data makes it easy to manage, organize, and integrate geographic data, including CAD data, from existing databases to visualize, analyze, and make decisions. The system helps combat data communication errors, eliminating the need for multiple, flat files in disparate systems.
One of the methods we have studied include the tested device Leica Disto ™ D810 touch. The major advantages of this device are: handling, measure with a picture, pointfinder with 4x zoom and overview camera.
In my next article I will present the most reliable and efficient solution for measuring the perimeter of a building.
Till next time,