If we only knew, we would be amazed to find out two statements I have found to be true: 1)Less than one per cent of US Cities of ANY size have a “Survey Grade” base map of things like the land parcels, water utilities, electric utilities, communication utilities, and most of all “energy and chemical” [...]
GPR is a technology we recently used to locate a 24″ RCP. Images are what we saw on the screen and show what you may see in a similar situation.
Written by Greg Cavataio The Global Positioning System (GPS) has revolutionized the way surveyors perform work. The technology has increased the ability of quickly setting accurate control, obtaining elevations at any point, and increasing the rate at which we can collect data. So why can’t we use GPS on your property? There are many obstacles [...]
Written by Greg Cavataio While driving through Texas a tall, white object may appear on the horizon. On approach, it becomes clear that many of these fan-like structures are in a group, all turning in the Texas wind. Trans Texas Surveying and Mapping is proud to be a part of the growing population of wind [...]
We have been doing construction and boundary surveying for a North Texas wind farm since the begging of the year. It’s great to see the first wind turbine going up!
This blog post was originally published at Trans Texas Surveying & Mapping. If it was so easy, then why am I writing this post? Seems logical that a firm that has incredible skillsets, people, and a proven track record should be able to expand their scope and market share by teaming up with others who [...]
Permitting A Well Location For Oil And For Natural Gas In Texas First step is to obtain from the Texas General Land Office, the patented field notes and survey(s) of the abstract(s) involved. My advice is to always order a copy of the jacket for the field notes, as there are nuggets on some of [...]
This week, I am proud to announce I hit the 300,000 mile mark on my vehicle that goes to the field most days and is still working, looks good, and a pleasure to drive. It is a 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser. Expensive? Not really when you look at the awesome performance and the lack of [...]
In Texas, the State Railroad Commission regulates the drilling of natural gas and oil wells in our State whether the land is private or state land. To meet the requirements for the well location to be approved for permitting a Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor is almost always used, where in the past, it was [...]
Yesterday, I was in a very awesome meeting with other land surveyors and GIS folks in Houston, Tx. Most of the presentations were outstanding, two of which, really made me think. The first, was a presentation about the incredible use and integration of HDS laser scanned point clouds with the data from high resolution sonar [...]