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What Is The Future Of Surveying Technology?

What Is The Future Of Surveying Technology?

From unmanned aerial systems to cloud solutions, Survey Group is invested in keeping up-to-date with the latest surveying technology. In this blog we look at the future of surveying technology and how it assists surveyors and their clientele.


Through innovations including unmanned aerial systems and 3D scanning, the future of surveying includes a greater onus on technological solutions — and less time physically attending sites. Capturing data through technologically advanced equipment and integrated software also offers the benefits of increased accuracy, detail, speed and workplace safety.


Providing greater opportunities for real-time data sharing for surveying companies and their clients, the future of surveying will rely on cloud solutions to power their operations. Offering increased productivity due to the automisation of surveying data capture and export, cloud technology provides a range of time-saving benefits – which will only be enhanced in future equipment advancements.


The reliance on smart surveying equipment enables astute decision making during the surveying process. No longer are surveyors restrained by their equipment; instead surveying teams are equipped to make on-the-go decisions armed with the most precise and in-depth data available.


Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made it possible to greatly reduce the time and costs involved with mapping. Able to capture aerial data with multispectral or RGB camera, the land is instantly photographed and tagged with coordinates. Drones can fly at a low altitude and achieve results five times faster than traditional methods. Inaccessible regions can be mapped by UAVs, so data can be captured in even the most difficult environments. The seamless transition to 3D modelling of the area allows for increased precision and efficiency for surveying companies.


Survey Group has been a leader in surveying and mine surveying solutions in Western Australia since 2004. We harness state-of-the-art Trimble technology and surveying equipment to provide a broad range of superior surveying services. Our expertise includes Engineering & Civil Construction, UAV Drone Aerial Photogrammetry & Video Underground Service Detection & Mapping, 3D Laser Scanning & 3D Modeling, 3D Visual Facility & Asset Management and more.

Survey Group continues to invest in the latest surveying technology to provide the highest standards of service to our clients across Perth, Western Australia and the county. We have a team of 60 field-experienced surveyors who work from our three WA locations, so we’re well-positioned to assist with your surveying project.

Connect with Survey Group to find out how we’re embracing the future of surveying. You may contact our Osborne Park Head Office by calling (08) 9443 8900 or send your enquiry online.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company.  

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