Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are spreading across the globe like wildfire. The range of applications for GIS is wide and diverse, including urban planning, land development, emergency services and response (911), watershed analysis, earth science studies, population statistics--the list goes on. However, these systems are only as good as the information put in them.
SVT Contractors has a story like many other surveying engineering firms across the country. On a site work project for a new school, SVT was required to submit as-built drawings as part of the contract. The scope of work included grading, and laying out and constructing several retaining walls, storm drainage systems, a new water line, lighting and electrical service, sanitary sewer and a parking lot.