From roads, railways and bridges to water supply pipes and power stations, civil engineering surveyors are involved in every stage of a project from initial concept through design and construction, to monitoring the condition and performance of the completed structure. To help ensure that we provide our clients with the most accurate data possible in today's ever-changing world of construction planning, American Consulting Engineers & Surveyors stays current with modern tools and technology necessary to provide our clients with comprehensive data necessary to get permitting for and complete their project accurately and efficiently.
Most commonly used by surveyors today are GPS surveying tools. When used by skilled professionals, GPS allows engineers to provide surveying and mapping data of the highest accuracy. GPS-based data collection is much faster than conventional surveying and mapping techniques, reducing the amount of equipment and labor required. A single surveyor can now accomplish in one day what once took an entire team weeks to do.
Governments, scientific organizations, and commercial operations throughout the world use GPS and GIS technology to facilitate timely decisions and wise use of resources. Any organization or agency that requires accurate location information about its assets can benefit from the efficiency and productivity provided by GPS positioning.
Unlike conventional techniques, GPS surveying is not bound by constraints such as line-of-sight visibility between survey stations. The stations can be deployed at greater distances from each other and can operate anywhere with a good view of the sky, rather than being confined to remote hilltops as previously required.
GPS surveying tools are especially useful in surveying coasts and waterways, where there are few land-based reference points.
Information Resource: http://www.gps.gov/applications/survey/