GPS & Mapping Surveys

For accurate, professional GPS and mapping surveys throughout Queensland, Ken McDonald Surveys’ team is on your side.

Our GPS & Mapping Surveys

At Ken McDonald Surveys, we specialise in GPS and mapping surveys using the static and RTK GPS. We are also capable of:

  • Large scale engineering surveys and reports
  • Photogrammetric/ALS control
  • Waterbody surveys including lake and river volumes
  • Terrain models

Photogrammetric/ALS (airborne Laser Scanning) Control

Photo & ALS Control are points selected &/or placed on the ground, then coordinated by precise GPS measurements. These control points are then used to tie together the Photogrammetric and/or ALS data and provide reliable ground truthing to the large scale imagery and data sets. This is proven, state of the art technology and provides a more cost effective solution with less impact on the environment for larger scale projects.

Terrain Model

A Terrain model is a 3D digital model illustrating the rise & fall of the land. A terrain model is typically extracted from the results of a Topographic Survey or compiled from existing records provided by local and state government authorities. The terrain model can be used for planning & design, for mapping & management of overland flow through to detailed engineering design & cut/fill calculations on developments.

Do I Need a Professional GPS & Mapping Surveyor?

GPS is actually an integral tool used in land mapping, particularly where accuracy is key. They provide a quicker delivery of results you can trust when compared to other types of surveys. It is also quite technical and cannot be read by someone who has not been trained.

Under Queensland legislation, GPS and mapping surveys must be completed by a professional third party with the appropriate training. Specialist equipment and knowledge is often required for these particular types of surveys and it is not certifiable if completed by someone without the appropriate qualifications.

Why Choose Ken McDonald Surveys

When you choose Ken McDonald Surveys, you’re choosing a company invested in reliability, professionalism and quality. For decades, we’ve honed our craft in the surveying industry and it's for this reason that we now consider ourselves one of the leading providers of surveying services.

You simply can’t go past our team of professionals, who are committed to providing you with the best possible customer experience each and every time.

For professional GPS and mapping surveys completed with specialist equipment by qualified staff, contact Ken McDonald Surveys today.

  • All types of Cadastral Surveys
  • Land Development Survey
  • Engineering Surveys for all purposes
  • GPS & Mapping Survey Services

Client focus and trustworthy relationships, an attention to detail that can’t be beaten and quality, reliable services underpin our operations at Ken McDonald Surveys.

Consulting Land Surveyors who specialise in cadastral and engineering surveys throughout Queensland.


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