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UAVs/Drones—The Swiss Army Knives of Data Capture

UAVs/Drones—The Swiss Army Knives of Data Capture

UAVs, aka “drones” are like the Swiss Army knives of data capture. Along with capturing data for standard mapping deliverables such as ortho-photography, topographic maps, surface models and 3D data products, they are also the perfect tool for monitoring, inventory and visualization applications. Get creative. There are many alternative applications for drones outfitted with high-resolution data capture technology and mapping…read more →

Brannen, Elden, Colorado St. Improvements

Brannen, Elden, Colorado St. Improvements

One of the challenges of The City of Flagstaff’s sewage collection system is the maintenance and replacement of  aging pipe—some more than 70 years old. Old sewage pipes can create headaches for customers in the form of root intrusions and broken or corroded pipes. To keep up with their aging sewer system, The City has a long-range program to complete…read more →

NAU Honors Student Housing Project

NAU Honors Student Housing Project

Arizona Surveying has been involved since the beginning of the new NAU Honors Student Housing project at the corner of University Ave. and S. Knoles Dr. on the NAU campus. Substantial construction progress has been made with a 2018 scheduled completion date. For planning and design purposes we provided boundary surveying and topographic mapping of the site and adjacent roadways….read more →

Cinder Pit Aerial Drone Mapping and Surface Modeling

Cinder Pit Aerial Drone Mapping and Surface Modeling

From the top of the cinder hill near Williams, Arizona, we could see to the rim of the Grand Canyon. The aerial drone survey we were conducting included the cinder hill we were on, an old pit operation on the side of it and some lowland bench with scattered Pinyon-Juniper trees. All total about 100 acres to map and produce…read more →

Meet Bretton Luckow–Crew Chief

Meet Bretton Luckow–Crew Chief

Following in the footsteps of his paternal grandfather Tom and his father John, Bretton Luckow is a third generation Land Surveyor from the state of Arizona. He fills a multi-dimensional field and office role for Arizona Surveying as a Field Crew Chief on boundary, topographic and construction surveys along with being the primary surveyor and mapper responsible for projects utilizing…read more →

Surveying Professionals: Know Your Value

Surveying Professionals: Know Your Value

One of the most challenging aspects of being a professional service provider is placing the proper value on your time. The reason you went into business was because you believed in yourself and service. But when the time comes to place a dollar value on them, many of us struggle to translate that belief into fair pricing that doesn’t give…read more →

Aerial Drones and Land Surveying

Aerial Drones and Land Surveying

By now most of us have seen or at least heard of UAV’s, aka: drones. Those mini aerial vehicles (unmanned) that follow extreme skiers down snow-covered chutes nobody in their right mind would actually ski. Or maybe a drone photographed your virtual house tour on Zillow. But drones have many other applications, serious ones, that it might pay to understand…read more →

The Lofts Curb & Gutter Staking

The Lofts Curb & Gutter Staking

The Lofts, a 232 unit Flagstaff student housing development by UEB Construction of Scottsdale, Arizona (www.ueb.net) is in final construction stages trying to finish up before NAU students arrive next month. Survey tech Bretton began staking curb and gutter today on this busy and compact construction site where hard hats and reflective vests are required for all personnel.    

Flagstaff Starbucks

Flagstaff Starbucks

Flagstaff’s newest Starbucks Coffee Shop is located at the intersection of Route 66 and Ponderosa Parkway. Arizona Surveying provided construction staking services for all phases of the project. Services included verifying the boundary shown on the construction documents, establishing construction control points and coordinating with the project Engineer ensure an accurate vertical datum was established for the project. Throughout the duration…read more →

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