Survey without occupation

Have you ever arrived at a site you need to scan only to find it behind a locked gate and then had to track down the operator to get the key just to do your job?

This was a common problem for Devin Kowbus, Survey Department Manager at CH2M, who commonly surveys oil and gas facilities. Frustrated by the lack of productivity this caused, he started using their Trimble V10 to survey from outside the fence.

They then use the V10 imagery to “survey without actually surveying” and processes it in the office, picking and choosing what is needed for their client.

Hear the full story in the video below.

Paul Standen on capturing big data at Locate14


We’re living in an exciting time, one where the use of geospatial data has exploded and its list of applications continues to grow. As a result, we’ve seen a paradigm shift in the way we collect data because, while there will always be a need to capture it with precision, these new applications are forcing us to think about different methods which allow us to capture more data more quickly. As geospatial professionals we need to make sure we’re at the forefront of this changing landscape and that we’re prepared to lead the change.

If that sounds interesting to you and you happen to be at Locate14 in Canberra this week, be sure not to miss Paul Standen, our National Geospatial Manager, talking about ‘Capturing Big Data’ on Wednesday. He’ll be speaking in stream 3D – Spatial (Smart) Cities which is happening from 11.15-12.45pm in the Sunderland Theaterette.