Before onshore seismic exploration surveys can proceed, survey companies must map out potential hazards or obstructions that can block or delay the progress of seismic crews and their equipment. In urban areas this is particularly challenging, since there are houses, buildings, roads, bridges, signs and a multitude of potential hazards that must be avoided. In light of the economic challenges facing his company, Rick Gay, Advance Operations Supervisor for Tidelands Geophysical, researched the available mobile GIS technology searching for a comprehensive solution that would improve accuracy, increase efficiency and reduce survey costs. After a thorough evaluation, he chose ikeGPS.
According to Rick, “what I like about ikeGPS™ is the ability to capture the GPS location of a remote object using the laser rangefinder, and take a picture of it for documentation and planning purposes. We’ve also been able to streamline operations with less processing on the back end,” says Rick. “Now we’re able to transfer the field data directly to our mapping systems without rekeying the data or double checking locations.” The combination of more efficient field data collection, more accurate data and streamlined processing using ikeGPS™ mobile GIS systems has saved Tideland Geophysical both time and money.
The bottom line: a huge saving in time and money per seismic survey!
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