Mapping Change

Does anyone remember the old TV add campaign “Is it live, or is it Memorex”? It’s a great reminder that even though we continually strive to make technology reflect reality, it doesn’t always match reality. At least not…exactly. And if you haven’t ever read the quote...

Wetlands Mapping in 2020

Mapping wetlands in accordance with the US Army Corps of Engineers standards requires of evaluation of three things: wetland hydrology, wetland plants, and wetland soils. Typically, that requires standing in the field with a shovel or a soil auger, and marking the...
Drones and Environmental Monitoring

Drones and Environmental Monitoring

Drones & Environmental Monitoring One of the great values of remote sensing technology is that it not only  allows us to see things, but it allows us to MEASURE things that we wouldn’t otherwise be able- either because we just cant get close enough  to measure it...
Maps Mean Measurement

Maps Mean Measurement

What’s measured is improved As communities respond to both the need for and the availability of better geospatial data, so does their need to understand HOW that data was created, and its implications for the underlying accuracy. And that doesn’t just mean throwing...
Pembroke VA Cemetery Case Study

Pembroke VA Cemetery Case Study

The Problem: A new VA Cemetery being constructed east of Buffalo, NY in the Town of Pembroke needed validation of the initial cut/fill calculations, which had been based on a topographic survey done several years prior by another team.    The prime contractor had...
GroundPoint on the Move

GroundPoint on the Move

With the economy creeping to a halt and everyone shifting to work-at-home and online engagement, there are a lot of unknowns in front of all of us for 2020.  We want to re-assure you that GroundPoint Engineering has been operating fully and succeeding in this “virtual...