The market for surveying and mapping is growing enormously. Although surveying and mapping were previously limited to construction projects, it has now become the cornerstone of geology, mining, or urbanization projects. For example, many Asian countries have set the mission to upgrade their basic infrastructure by building connected roads, port facilities, and many others. These projects are complex, risky, and involve a significant monetary investment. Without a proper baseline survey, the chances of project failure increase significantly.
Though the surveying and mapping industry is on a constant rise, there are still some significant hurdles. Take the construction industry, for instance. Businesses have long been struggling to tap meaningful insights from extensive and detailed survey reports. As such, ground workers are often kept in the dark about the decisions— resulting in considerable time and capital investment. On the same line, rigid regulatory frameworks impel the players across the utility sector to conduct a proper survey of their existing rights-of-way and underground structures. For the oil and gas industry, the challenge is to perform oil and gas exploration with more efficacies. Even the slightest mistake in a survey work adversely impacts their business or leads to noncompliance issues.
In the face of these challenges, technology has promised a feasible way forward by equipping surveyors with cutting-edge tools that enable them to holistically conduct a survey without revisiting a sight, acquire survey data with a high degree of accuracy and flexibility, offer more actionable insights on time, and help their clients address the regulatory requirements with more efficiency. What organizations need today is a proper partner who can leverage modern technologies and products like LiDAR, GNSS, and drone to help them reduce construction change orders, get the precision, have timely insights.
We present to you the “Top 10 Surveying Consulting/Services Companies - 2020.”