Technology

Challenger Innovation in Action: Depth of Cover and Site Selection Tools

The ‘i’ word (innovation) is casually thrown around in marketing material, almost as a nervous tick, but it’s all too often an aspirational reference to a vague notion. Lacking specifics or worse, showing off the latest and greatest gadget (made by someone else) that is purchased and displayed as innovative. Adoption of a new tool […]

The Power of Aerial Photogrammetry Surveys in City and Municipal Planning

In the dynamic landscape of urban development, cities face numerous challenges in ensuring sustainable growth, efficient infrastructure, and environmental stewardship. To navigate these complexities, forward-thinking municipalities are turning to innovative solutions, one of which is the utilization of photogrammetry surveys. Aerial photogrammetry surveys offer a plethora of benefits that can revolutionize city planning and management. […]

Challenger has acquired a New Laser Scanner, Leica RTC 360

Challenger always works closely with our clients to make sure we’re offering the right tools and technology to complete the job efficiently. The Leica RTC360 complements our other laser scanning tools, the Leica BLK360 and Leica Scanstation P40, and we believe will offer significant time and cost savings on a wide range of projects. Like our other […]

Challenger Acquires New Amberg Technology For Rail Surveys

At Challenger, we have extensive experience on rail projects both industrial as well as for transit. To increase efficiency and better serve our rail clients, Challenger has decided to invest in the Amberg GRP System FX. The Amberg is a mobile survey system specifically designed for rail. With this technology, Challenger can collect highly accurate track geometry […]

Rolling out our latest GIS solution, Challenger PlanworX

We’re proud to announce that we have completed a significant upgrade of our web mapping platform. Challenger PlanworX will replace our previous CIGS web-based GIS allowing our clients to view the most up-to-date spatial information through a shared and modern interface. The web mapping platform includes access to our database of various subscription and open-source […]

When You Can’t Visit Your Project Site

To slow the spread of COVID-19, we have all had to make adjustments to how we work. For many of us, that means restrictions on travel and working from home. For those supporting projects in the field, site visits are often out of the question. Many project teams have managed to stay connected by adapting […]

Introducing the New eBee X

Challenger has upped our aerial mapping game with our recent upgrade to the new eBee X fixed wing drone. This Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) joins our fleet of rotary and fixed wing UAV technology, and is a significantly upgraded evolution of senseFly’s previous eBee deployed by Challenger. Enhanced capabilities include an endurance extension that allows […]

New, Cutting Edge Survey Technology Acquired by Challenger

At Challenger Geomatics, we pride ourselves in being early adopters and have decided to upgrade our GNSS survey equipment. Did you know that Challenger was one of the very first survey companies in Canada to equip our field crews with GPS technology? After a thorough internal review, we opted for the latest generation of Leica’s […]