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Fast, Affordable 3D Drone Surveying Leaves Traditional Methods in the Dust

A Drone Flying

If time is money–and many argue that it is–then 3D drone surveying delivers a resounding mic drop. Traditional surveying and drone surveying are not even in the same ballpark when it comes to the amount of time it takes to complete a survey. The slowness of traditional surveying methods can contribute to costs running into the thousands of dollars for a single small acreage topographical map.

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Improve Safety and Increase Profits with 3D Underground Surveying

Darling Geomatics teams deploy autonomous drones to capture the maximum amount of data, with the minimum amount of downtime.

Before advances in underground surveying using 3D scanning technology, inspecting and mapping subsurface facilities was time-consuming, costly, and hazardous. Surveying mines is notoriously tricky, but today’s LiDAR, photogrammetry, and georeferencing tools paired with state-of-the-art software are capable of producing a phenomenal array of maps and models designed to tackle almost any underground conundrum in near real-time. Watching a video of a 3D tunnel scan is mesmerizing.

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What Is an As-Built Survey?

3d model of factory setting

Exactly like the name sounds, an as-built survey is an accurate visual rendering showing a completed construction or engineering project. Today’s laser scanning makes the process fast, efficient, and affordable and will even save money in the long run. Cost reduction is so significant, in fact, the U.S. government General Services Administration (GSA) now requires building information models (BIM) to provide clash detection on every government construction project.

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The Guide to Mine Surveying

Innovations in mine surveying made possible by state-of-the-art survey technologies have revolutionized mine design and development, environmental and safety monitoring, and volumetric calculation.

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Guide to Hyperspectral Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging, also known as imaging spectroscopy, refers to the gathering and processing of data from across the vast electromagnetic spectrum.

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When to Use Aerial LiDAR

A heavy-lift drone equipped with hyperspectral camera and LiDAR

Modern aerial LiDAR equipment mounted on UAVs makes possible the collection of high resolution elevation data used to create 3D models of objects, detailed Digital Terrain Models (DTMs), and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs).

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Mary Darling Serves as Ambassador at Goldman Sachs Small Businesses Summit

Mary Darling, Darling Geomatics CEO and Principal Owner, will serve as an Arizona ambassador at Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit to be held July 18-20 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be the largest gathering of small business owners in the U.S.

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7 Facts About 3D Aerial Mapping with Drones

student pilot holding drone and remote control

A lot of terms relating to modern surveying technology get muddled: 3D drone scanning, LiDAR scanning, UAV surveying, photogrammetry, etc.

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Darling Geomatics Teaches GPS Applications at SAQF Family Day Event

Mary Darling and Rich Darling taught local youth and adult teams on the basics of GPS applications and how they can be applied real time in the field at the annual SAQF Family Day.

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Mary Darling Supports STEM for Girls at Arizona’s SheTech Explorer Day 2022

Darling Geomatics Supports SheTech Arizona 2022

Mary Darling, CEO of Darling Geomatics, will be demonstrating high tech digital data collection with LiDAR to high school age girls who are interested in STEM curricula at the 2022 SheTech Explorer Day on March 2, 2022. This is our third year of participating in the event. As a woman-owned business in a technical industry,…

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LiDAR Explained

Darling Geomatics creates topographic maps with high res orthorectified color photo and contours

After much waiting, LiDAR’s day has finally come, and we have an array of software platforms powerful enough to handle the huge amounts of data generated by LiDAR scans.

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How Are Drones Used in Surveying?

Rich Darling launches a drone for a surveying project in Arizona

Drones collect raw data, giving drone surveyors the opportunity to work with an unimaginable volume of images and measurements that can then be downloaded and used.

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Land Surveying Mistakes Can be Dangerous

Land surveying mistakes cause problems that reverberate for years to come, costing time, money, and peace of mind.

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Darling Geomatics Partners with Pima JTED to Train Drone Operators

Darling Geomatics partners with JTED in Drone Program

Darling Geomatics is proud to partner with Pima JTED and its Drone Program to respond to increased industry demand for drone operators. Watch the video!

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Darling Geomatics Soars into Summer 2021

While others wilted from the summer heat, Darling Geomatics roared into summer 2021, and the news is all sunny. First, the acquisition of a new high tech vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing drone has pilots and customers buzzing. Because this type of drone can go straight up and down like a helicopter, it does…

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Experts in Drone Safety

Mary Darling drone safety interview

When it comes to operating drones safely, rely on the experts at Darling Geomatics! KGUN9 News in Southern Arizona interviews our CEO Mary Darling about drone safety. Pilots conduct a preflight check and so should engineers, developers, planners, construction and facilities managers before contracting for drone surveying…

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Darling Geomatics Sponsors Southern Arizona Society of American Military Engineers Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

man swinging golf club on a beautiful day in Arizona

Darling Geomatics is a sponsor of the Southern Arizona SAME Annual Scholarship Fundraiser golf tournament on May 14, 2021.

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Mary Darling to Present at Arizona’s SheTech Explorer Day

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Mary Darling, CEO of Darling Geomatics, will be presenting a demonstration of high tech digital data collection with drones and LiDAR to high school age girls that are interested in STEM curricula at SheTech Explorer Day Arizona on April 22, 2021. As a woman-owned business in a technical industry, we are proud to be working…

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Darling Geomatics Wins Contract to Provide High Tech Forensic Assessments Using Drones and LiDAR

thermal scan of Gadabouts headquarters in Arizona

We have been selected by a national forensics company to provide our drone survey and LiDAR scanning expertise to produce digital maps and models used in exhibits for the accident and criminal investigations throughout the southwest US for five years. “The 3D point cloud data and true color imagery we produce will be used in computer modeling…

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3D Scanning of Underground Infrastructure

3D laser scan of the inside of the Titan Missile Silo in Arizona

3D scanning by Darling Geomatics provides a precise digital twin of service tunnels, underground utility corridors, shafts, and other subsurface infrastructure used for mapping, planning, clash detection, change detection and safety inspections

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