Caribbean Geospatial offers comprehensive surveying solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients, guaranteeing the most precise, efficient and versatile solution for every situation.

Topographic Surveys

Caribbean Geospatial works with professionals across a wide variety of sectors, including architects, engineers, and contractors. Providing services for both large and small-scale construction and engineering projects, as well as for land development and transportation infrastructure mapping. No matter the scale of your project, Caribbean Geospatial is the company of choice for your topographic surveys.

A topographic survey is often required for design purposes, including new construction and improvements and upgrades for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. A well-defined topographic plan will help guide architects, engineers, and contractors in the planning and construction phases.

Normally completed at the start of a project, a topographical survey typically includes measurements of features including structures such as roads, buildings, communications, and utility towers. In addition to these features, Caribbean Geospatial can also collect terrain features such as trees, rivers, streams, and hillsides. Caribbean Geospatial can create a variety of deliverables including “bare earth models” to show you exactly what terrain lies underneath vegetated areas.

Dimensional Surveying

Caribbean Geospatial offers a range of dimensional surveying services, including 3D laser scanning, and as-built modeling. These services are valuable for many industries including construction, engineering, and architecture.

This technology has been around for decades and is generally known as the science whereby three-dimensional spaces are accurately measured to determine the area between points, creating digitally mapped distances and angles.

Dimensional control survey is very well suited for industrial measurement, 3D capture, replacement pipe-work, mining surveys, structural steel surveys, structural monitoring, and fabrication surveys.

Mobile Mapping

Caribbean Geospatial utilizes a variety of collection methods to provide you with the highest quality geospatial data in the industry. In keeping with its commitment to leading the industry with cutting edge technologies, Caribbean Geospatial offers mobile mapping, a vehicle-based LiDAR and 360 Camera-based collection system capable of traveling and capturing roadways at highway speeds. Our systems also thrive in GPS denied environments, collecting robust data in and around bridges, or in densely populated areas with tall buildings.

Caribbean Geospatial utilizes the most advanced technology in the industry, allowing for the efficient capture of geographic information such as roads, buildings, and landscapes, and can be used for applications like navigation, urban planning, road construction and upgrading, and asset management. Mobile mapping has a wide range of uses, from aiding in disaster response to supporting infrastructure development and municipal management.

3D City & Infrastructure Modeling

Looking to capture every nuance of your municipality and integrate asset management into the picture? Caribbean Geospatial has you covered. Let us collect highly detailed LiDAR-based survey data to allow your team to manage your municipality from the comfort of your desk. Caribbean Geospatial has a highly skilled team of data processors who will class out any and all infrastructure you require such as fire hydrants, curbs, and culverts to name a few.

Caribbean Geospatial also works closely with engineering firms, and utilities to scan other types of infrastructure including but not limited to substations and switchyards, utilizing both land based and aerial technologies and techniques to provide you with digital twins of large exterior areas.

Measured Building Surveys

Measured building surveys are an accurate depiction of a building which illustrates all structural elements and architectural features. A measured building survey can show multiple elements including, but not limited to:

  • External surveys show the façade of a building including window positions, guttering and walkways, slopes, and decorative features.
  • Internal surveys show precise measurements of doors, walls, beams, and windows down to any exposed HVAC, electrical or plumbing/piping.

Surveys can recreate accurate floor plans of any floor in any building. When a building has been upgraded over time, or in cases where companies do not have any drawings of buildings or infrastructure, Measured Building Surveys are the answer.

As-Built Surveys

An As-Built survey is a geometric undertaking conducted on a road, building or other infrastructure, and can be done both during and after construction is complete. At Caribbean Geospatial, we can produce highly accurate 3D models that detail the project at a precise moment in time. An As-Built survey may also be used to verify, through the As-Built drawings, the correlation between the approved project and what was built.

In general, an As-Built model shows the exact position of the structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural elements of buildings, or elements of roadways to be upgraded, the completion of new road construction projects, and to provide a complete picture of the project at the time of the survey.

The process of creating an As-Built model starts with an advanced geometric LiDAR survey of the infrastructure to be modeled. The collection of this data may utilize multiple methods including Mobile-Mapping, Hand-Held LiDAR systems, Tripod-based LiDAR systems, and traditional survey techniques, as well as various aerial technologies.

Photogrammetry Services

Photogrammetry is a cost-effective technique often used when there is a need to capture visual details of an area. Photogrammetry can be used to produce Orthomosaic Maps of broad areas and has a number of potential uses ranging from traditional site surveys and management applications, or as a rapid deployment tool in disaster management and public safety.

Photogrammetry is the process of using overlapping photographs to create an Orthomosaic Map, or 3D model of existing objects or locations, and is one of the oldest forms of visual surveying. Over the years, the applications for Photogrammetry have evolved and is now often used in volumetrics, the production of 3D models, mineral exploration programs and environmental applications.

Photogrammetry can also be fully georeferenced and overlaid on other data sources such as Google Earth imagery, as seen in the image below.

Likewise, at the request of clients, Caribbean Geospatial will often utilize photogrammetry to accurately colourize LiDAR point-clouds, thus helping with interpretation or for presentations whereby LiDAR data in-itself may be unclear to the untrained eye.

Vegetation Encroachment Surveys

Vegetation encroachment in power transmission and distribution networks pose a major hazard not only for the environment and the networks’ integrity, but also for society in general, with potentially fatal consequences. On occasion, the vegetation near power lines, combined with aging infrastructure, can cause, and spread fires leading to large-scale disasters. Additionally, power disruptions can have far reaching consequences ranging from localized outages, resulting in mild inconveniences to complete cascade failures spanning not only provincial boarders, but internationally and result in devastating consequences. Therefore, conducting yearly vegetation encroachment monitoring programs should be a critical part of utilities monitoring and maintenance schedules.

There are several methods available for monitoring vegetation encroachment, of which the most basic and time consuming is the “Patrol inspection”. This type of inspection is one of oldest and most unreliable monitoring techniques, whereby two or more people are tasked with walking sections of power corridors to conduct visual vegetation inspections. This technique is not only time-consuming but also highly inaccurate with the identification of potentially dangerous vegetation encroachment being speculative and more of a guesstimate at best.

To mitigate this risk and to ensure robust and reliable networks, Caribbean Geospatial utilizes both Helicopter and RPAS/Drone based LiDAR services to produce highly accurate 3D models of complete power and communication corridors to identify locations of vegetation encroachment. These datasets can be used to identify the height of vegetation within a power corridor for vegetation management activities, also to identify taller vegetation along the sides of corridors, vegetation that when fell can make contact with critical infrastructure. Additionally, ongoing LiDAR surveys can be used to run predictive models to determine growth rates and better predict future survey schedules and vegetation management.

Power Line Clearance Surveys

The nature of power transmission and distribution, combined with sprawling road networks and ongoing development often conflict at areas of intersection, and the requirement to maintain safe clearances can be challenging.

Whether moving large equipment along urban or rural roadways, or when planning new road construction that may cross under existing powerlines, measuring, and maintaining safe clearances are critical.

Caribbean Geospatial offers a variety of methods to model key sections of power corridors to ensure safety is maintained every step of the way.

Obstacle Limitation Surface (OLS) Survey

Often abbreviated as OLS surveys, Caribbean Geospatial conducts Obstacle Limitation Surface Surveys to assess the potential risk to aviation within designated airspace. We employ the use of aerial LiDAR, and Mobile Mapping techniques to identify and map obstacles such as buildings, towers, trees, and terrain features that could pose a hazard to air traffic. OLS surveys play a crucial role in the planning and development of airspaces, airports, and flight paths to ensure that aviation operations can be conducted safely and efficiently.

Additionally, the data collected via Mobile Mapping, can be used to identify and model cracks, runway markings, signage, lighting, ruts, grading, water drainage, and much more.

Underground Mapping / Modeling

Caribbean Geospatial can map your GPS/GNSS denied underground environments utilizing various LiDAR based mapping technologies. These technologies can include the use of tripod and/or hand-held/backpackable LiDAR based technologies, traditional survey techniques or fully autonomous aerial systems. This suite of technologies is perfect for modeling underground mines, caverns, aquifers, cavities caused by coastal erosion and critical infrastructure. Your staff will be able to access important data via the comfort of their desk, increasing safety and efficiency.

Let Caribbean Geospatial capture your data with accuracy and precision, enabling you to run your operation safely and effectively.