The Latest in Geomatics Technology

Deployed by Professional Surveyors and Engineers you can Trust

UAVs, Laser Scanning, LiDAR, and GIS

UAVs, Laser Scanning, LiDAR, and GIS

To support our clients, Challenger utilizes modern surveying equipment from leading worldwide manufacturers, combined with advanced computers and software. We are constantly evaluating and investing in our technology to better meet the evolving needs of our clients.

At Challenger, our goal is to provide the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to surpass our client’s expectations. Not only do we deploy the latest technology – we develop innovative and often customized solutions for our clients.

Innovative Surveying Solutions

Innovative Surveying Solutions

Some of the state-of-the-art equipment and surveying technologies we deploy to serve our clients include:

  • The latest generation of GNSS (GPS) survey instruments made by Leica and Trimble, including smart antennaes, receivers, controllers, and accessories
  • The latest drafting software, including AutoCAD, Leica Captivate, and many other software packages
  • 3D Laser Scanning and Modelling, for creating highly accurate as-builts
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), or drones, for the cost-effective aerial photography and mapping of sites that are remote or rapidly changing
  • 3D Scout Tool, for cost-effective preliminary route planning
  • Pipeline Integrity Database, to efficiently identify locations of interest and quickly flag precise locations for excavation activities
  • Photogrammetry and Mapping, including Orthophoto, High Resolution Satellite Imagery, and LiDAR

Pipeline Integrity

We provide a range of survey services to support major pipeline monitoring and detection programs, from setting up GIS systems and control networks, to buried facility locates supporting excavation activities in the field.

Challenger develops custom-built Pipeline Data Integrity databases, or data ‘warehouses’ for our clients. These databases use incoming data that helps validate the status of ongoing integrity projects for monitoring and reporting to various stakeholders as required.

Our comprehensive record management system stores records of all inspections, assessments, reviews, notifications and as-builts. With map view navigation that shows overall project progress as well as site-specific details, our databases connect to tablets and mobile phones to provide easy access to data from both the field and office.

By setting up and utilizing control networks, we can efficiently identify locations of interest and quickly flag precise locations for excavation activities. Our field crews can also use historical as-built data provided by our custom integrity database to access useful information in the field.

3D Laser Scanning and Modelling

Challenger is an industry leader in the use of 3D Laser Scanning & Modeling Technology on a broad range of applications including BIM projects, underground mining as-built surveys, volume calculations, deformation surveys,  commercial and industrial redevelopment, and various surveys on a range of oil and gas facilities.

Design professionals have come to rely on comprehensive and accurate data from laser scanning surveys and the resulting 3D point clouds to produce detailed and precise design drawings. With precise drawings available for the construction of modules, developers are able to minimize time on site for installation and construction.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Challenger currently operates both fixed-wing and quadcopter drones to provide a wide array of remote sensing support for our clients, all backed by our highly experienced in-house photogrammetry department and certified by Licensed Professional Surveyors and Geomatics Engineers.

Our drone survey technology can deliver quick and inexpensive high-resolution aerial photographs, aerial triangulation and orthomosaic, Digital Surface Model (DSM) point clouds, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) contours, site reports, and volume calculations for our clients. It is also ideal for use in remote or difficult terrain, and for dynamic and rapidly changing sites.

Drone quad copter uav

Photogrammetry and Aerial Mapping

Challenger has full capability in all aspects of aerial mapping/photography and photogrammetry. Challenger has three full softcopy workstations and the ability to source satellite images for data extraction and orthophoto production.

Challenger is one of the only survey companies with an in-house photogrammetry department. We able to produce orthophotos for resource developments, linear developments, land claim surveys, site surveys, urban GIS along with feature identification for comprehensive developments. Orthophotos can be developed from project-specific aerial photos or prepared using existing aerial photos.

Request a Quote

Tell us a little more about your project (location details, services required, etc.) and we will follow up with you to provide pricing and answer any questions.

Request a Quote