What is Survey and Geospatial?

In civil engineering, survey and geospatial services are essential processes that involve collecting, measuring, analyzing, and representing geographic and spatial data to create specific plans.

Accurate measurements are essential for the sound foundation of engineering projects. Wilson & Company provides comprehensive survey and geospatial services to accurately collect and interpret data to meet our client’s needs.

With a legacy dating back to the 1930s, Wilson & Company has a long history in surveying, marked by our inaugural project in Herington, KS. Today, we stand at the forefront of the industry with a dedicated team of fully equipped crews, including Professional Surveyors licensed across multiple states. Armed with state-of-the-art technology, our teams conquer diverse terrains and weather conditions with unwavering precision and efficiency. Remote sensing teams are responsive and flexible, and certified Photogrammetrists are highly skilled in merging complex datasets into a final format.

In the realm of geospatial, Wilson & Company’s dedicated team specializes in developing high-accuracy, customized products for numerous clients across various industries. Our broad range of geospatial services includes lidar and image processing, point cloud extraction, GIS and locational intelligence, photogrammetric mapping, and airfield obstruction and analysis. Wilson & Company’s specialists draw on decades of experience to analyze complex datasets, derive practical products, and deliver solutions that drive insight and lay the foundation for future engineering planning and design.

Wilson & Company’s fully in-house lidar and photogrammetric mapping technicians specialize in topographic and planimetric mapping from various data sources. The team has designed proven workflows that use state-of-the-industry software and maximize processing efficiencies. Our lidar technicians are skilled in managing, processing, and extracting value from lidar point clouds. We routinely develop bare-earth Digital Terrain Models (DTM), perform detailed, client-specific classification, and extract high-accuracy CAD linework and surface models for design purposes. Our experienced photogrammetric mapping technicians perform robust aerial triangulation, develop high-resolution orthoimagery, and create detailed topographic and planimetric base maps to client specifications.

Many projects require different accuracies and data collected from multiple platforms and sensors. Our typical data sources include airborne lidar and imagery from crewed fixed-wing and rotary platforms, terrestrial mobile and static lidar, and uncrewed aerial systems and vehicles (UAS/UAV). With a network of strategic partners located around the nation, we can efficiently acquire high-density, high-resolution spatial data using the latest in lidar and imaging technologies. Our geospatial team leverages the strengths of each data type and fully integrates these data into comprehensive geospatial products.

Our expertise finds its application across an array of projects. In transportation, we deliver accurate data while prioritizing safety from rural roads, interstate thoroughfares, bustling airports, or intricate railway networks. As active members of organizations like the Rocky Mountain Electrical League (RMEL) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), our services play a pivotal role in the energy and utility sectors, surveying and mapping transmission line corridors, pipeline routes, power plants, substations, and wind farms, delivering information in the preferred format of designer needs.

Our services include:

  • Aerial mapping photo control
  • Aeronautical surveys and airfield obstruction surveys
  • Airborne Lidar processing and mapping
  • Airfield mapping and obstructions
  • Alignment retracement surveys
  • American Land Title Association (ALTA) surveys
  • Appraisal staking
  • Bathymetric and hydrographic surveys
  • Boundary surveys
  • Bridge and structure surveys
  • Construction layout and staking surveys
  • Control surveys
  • Deformation monitoring
  • Digital aerial mapping
  • Digital orthophoto production
  • Digital terrain models
  • Emergency response and forensic surveys
  • Engineering surveys
  • Geodetic control establishment
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services
  • Hydrographic surveys
  • Land boundary (cadastral) surveys
  • Legal description and easement generation
  • Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) point cloud collection and reality capture
  • LiDAR remote sensing
  • Photogrammetric mapping
  • Railroad surveys
  • Right of Way mapping and easement
  • Route surveys
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft (sUAS) aerial imagery acquisition
  • Subdivision and platting services
  • Terrestrial Lidar extraction and mapping
  • Topographic surveying
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) data collection
  • Utility location surveying and services


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Whether from the air or the ground, Wilson & Company’s proficiency in survey and geospatial can provide the data you need to complete your projects accurately and safely. Connect with us to explore how our expertise can be harnessed for your projects.