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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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UAV Photogrammetry: Precision Surveying, Mapping, and 3D Modeling

point cloud in 3d view

UAV photogrammetry uses the principles of triangulation to turn 2D photographic images taken by a pilotless aircraft into precise, 3D representations, such as maps and models.

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Drone Surveys in Arizona and Beyond Provide Invaluable Data

Rich Darling launches a drone for a surveying project in Arizona

In Arizona and throughout the United States, drone surveys provide revolutionary applications for planning, mapping, monitoring, and imaging on a limitless variety of projects. Considering the relatively recent advent of drone technology, the advances in their capabilities are remarkable. Only since…

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Digital Transformation of Energy Infrastructure Projects

furnace room scan

The transformation to 3D data assists engineers, architects, and facilities managers at nearly every stage of a project by simplifying design workflow.

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Mary Darling Interviewed on Tucson Means Business Podcast

Tucson Means Business podcast cover photo

Listen to this Tucson Means Business interview with Mary Darling, CEO and Principal Owner of Darling Geomatics.  You’ll learn about her background, starting the company, leading a global, high tech surveying company, and about some of their most interesting and challenging projects. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates on the latest in…

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New Best Practice: Virtual Collaboration with Digital Twins

Our 3D scanning services with true color, digital reality data enable projects to advance by keeping teams productive when employees, clients, and stakeholders are working remotely as well as when they are at the office or in the field.

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Important Notice From Darling Geomatics

three technicians posed with their 3d scanning equipment in the Mercedes Benz factory

During this time of uncertainty, we at Darling want to assure our customers that we are monitoring the current coronavirus situation closely. As a valued customer it is important that you know Darling Geomatics is open for business.

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3D Mine Mapping from Surface to Subsurface

3d scan of surface level mining equipment

Watch our new video of 3D mine scanning, starting with an aerial view of the headframe, down the 1,700 foot vertical shaft and through 3 miles of underground workings. The result is a complete georeferenced data set for a digital twin of the entire surface and subsurface mining operations. Ultimate Reality Capture Tool 3D scanning…

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Smart Engineering: Digital Twins Before Upgrades

power plant digital twin

3D models of as-builts help power industry engineers modify and upgrade assets. Our 3D scanning services are safe, fast and accurate to produce digital twins of power plants, substations and other assets before upgrading, and to provide construction verification to spot check work as it progresses. Power companies trust Darling Geomatics. We’ve scanned more than…

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Thermal Imaging UAVs for Solar Plant Inspections

True color aerial photos can be taken at virtually any scale necessary. Our 30x zoom lens allows close-up views from a safe distance.

Our aerial thermography for solar panel field evaluations provides data on efficiencies of power generation, panel service life, and return on the investment. Our FLIR-equipped UAVs with Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera lowers the cost of services that would otherwise require a helicopter.

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Supplier Diversity Certifications

Darling Geomatics

Federal and state governments set goals of awarding certain percentages of prime and subcontracting dollars to businesses to proactively develop and expand supplier diversity. Our certifications help our clients and teaming partners meet these supplier diversity requirements.

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3D Structural Assessment of Plant Before Modifications

3D as-built model of a parking garage during construction

Do you know if your facility meets structural integrity standards before you invest in renovations or modifications? 3D scanning for manufacturing delivers accurate as-built models to assist in project planning and assessment. Safe, fast and accurate 3D as-built models can be used to detect structural deficiencies and design solutions to reduce risk and liability on…

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1.5 Million Square Feet and Billions of Data Points in Just Eight Days

Do you know how we scanned a 1.5 million square foot Mercedes-Benz facility for construction verification in just eight days? Advances in 3D scanning technologies and data analysis software have set a new standard in intelligence for facility owners, architects, engineers and contractors. Read this xyHt magazine article for details.

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Making Airlines Safer Through Innovation

Darling Geomatics Crew Onsite at Airport, Ready to Scan Fuel Tanks

Whenever we have the privilege of working with a company that saves lives, we get excited. In the case of airline safety – we have had the opportunity to be part of a team that designs and installs baffling systems inside the fuel tanks of airlines. The baffling part to the equation is that the…

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Drone Topographic Mapping Fills the Efficiency Gap

Labeled topo and ortho

Does your project success depend on accurate ground characteristics? Professional engineering quality topographic maps reduce risk and uncertainty by accurately depicting slopes, undulations, water flow and hazards necessary to design and planning. Drones supplement ground crews and replace manned aircraft, reducing time and cutting costs of producing topographic maps.

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Energy Audits and Building Inspections Using Drones

Mary Darling showing client drone controller

Do you wonder why your heating and air conditioning bills are high? Our energy audits use infrared thermal imaging from a drone to provide facility owners with accurate, actionable information to correct energy loss, imbalances, and inefficiencies. Do you worry about the condition of your roof after storms? We can provide additional roof condition data…

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Drone Surveys for 3D Flood Simulations

aerial view of flood simulation

Our drone surveying and mapping services provide surveying and mapping services provide hydrologists, engineers and others with accurate digital data for flood stage calculations, topographical maps, and 3D visualizations, reducing the risk of design errors, lowering project costs and improving safety: High-flow simulations: 3D digital data is used for high-flow simulations to plan for 100, 300,…

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Verify 100% of Construction in Fraction of the Time and in 3D

3d scan for construction verification

See how this manufacturing plant owner found out exactly where and how much their final construction differed from their design plan. Advances in 3D scanning technology and data analysis software have set a new standard in intelligence for facility owners, architects, engineers and contractors. We can now detect, measure and display 100% of the variances between design…

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