Collecting, processing, managing, and analyzing geospatial data has never been more important. WGI has expanded our services to include virtually every geospatial technology for countless applications.
Surveying aviation areas presents a logistical challenge, requiring we safely gather highly accurate information to support airport operations in the shortest possible time. Airports can’t be shut down nor can air traffic be diverted simply to perform a survey, so WGI typically utilizes mobile LiDAR and aerial data acquisition to quickly and accurately gather information to meet relevant FAA guidelines.
Mobile LiDAR eliminates traditional survey safety issues, collecting critical airfield measurements in a single pass at highway speeds — the ideal tool for acquiring large amounts of data within the limited access windows associated with operating airports. We rely on it, and other geospatial technologies, to perform runway mapping, pavement and runway deformation assessment, and surveying for airport master plans.
Projects often require detailed measuring and mapping of underwater features, a geospatial service that WGI has wholeheartedly embraced. Our manned and unmanned vessels feature the latest hydrographic surveying equipment to rapidly and accurately provide underwater environment details that may affect navigation or construction.
Most WGI staff holds NSPS-THSOA hydrographer certification. They utilize multi-beam sonar, single- and dual-frequency echo sounders, and side-scan sonar to create images of the sea floor, coastline, and physical features such as obstructions, cables, and pilings. With the constantly shifting environment below the water’s surface, it is essential that this information is accurate and up to date.
LiDAR allows WGI to collect millions of real-time 3D data points to complete an accurate, high-quality model of the physical environment. Depending on the situation, we may use aerial, mobile, or terrestrial LiDAR to determine the precise geospatial location of objects and their features, in order to create point clouds and then surveys for various uses.
We rely on aerial LiDAR to map vast areas of the earth from GPS-monitored aircraft. Mobile LiDAR provides street-view imagery by collecting data at highway speeds, and terrestrial LiDAR is used for gathering even higher resolutions. WGI also processes the resulting data and delivers solutions in the required digital formats.
We might use mobile LiDAR to map a lengthy transportation corridor, hydrographic surveying to capture a detailed picture of an underwater environment, or photogrammetry to capture what only can be seen from an aerial perspective. By offering every available geospatial tool and the experts to operate them, WGI provides clients with meaningful data to operate far more efficiently.
Our Geospatial services include:
- Planimetric mapping
- Topographic mapping
- Terrain modeling
- Volume computations
- Change detection and classification
- GIS base maps
- Thermal imaging
- Multi-beam Sonar
- Single-frequency Echo Sounders
- Dual-frequency Echo Sounders
- Side-scan Sonar
- Real-time 3D Data Point Collection
- Aerial LiDAR
- Mobile LiDAR
- Terrestrial LiDAR
- Point Cloud Creation
- GPS-monitored Aircraft Area Mapping