From Hairdresser to Surveyor - Interview with Francesca Little

How The Survey School Prepares Students for Challenging Jobs
Since 2001, more than 400 students have successfully completed the TSA Surveying Course at The Survey School in Worcester. The syllabus, which was written by The Survey Association, gives students a thorough grounding in both the practical and theoretical elements of land surveying. Francesca Little graduated from The Survey School in July 2017. At just 23 years old, she has the drive and ability needed to take her to the very top of the profession. With promotion to senior surveyor now in sight, she explains why she thrives on extra responsibility and new challenges. The Survey Association: How did your... (read more)
2018-05-14 02:05:52

Survey Solutions Welcomes Team of Experienced Professionals

Survey Solutions, one of the UK’s fastest growing independent firms of Chartered Land & Engineering Surveyors, is broadening its range of services with the acquisition of a team of experienced professionals from Site Engineers, Engineering Surveyors and Project Managers who will form a dedicated division bringing the total headcount to over 100. The new Engineering Survey team will focus on construction site services, bringing its skills and experience to specific projects – either on a short-term contract or full-time on larger schemes working alongside the site team as a permanent resource. This strengthens Survey Solutions’ expertise in site engineering and... (read more)
2018-02-20 10:54:12

Topcon Continues Support of The Survey School TSA Course

As members and supporters of The Survey Association (TSA), Topcon GB & Ireland has been working with The Survey School, the UK’s only commercial survey training centre, to ensure students are trained on the latest cutting-edge geo-positioning technology. Home to the TSA Surveying course, The Survey School provides practical training to new entrants and those with experience but no formal training within the land survey industry. As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the development of skills across the construction industries, Topcon has been working with the school’s tutors to help bring the latest surveying equipment that’s used within... (read more)
2018-04-06 11:50:33

Opti-cal Assist Warner Surveys in Landing a Mountain of New Equipment

Warner Surveys, a UK Land and Engineering Survey company, has received delivery of a huge stock of brand new equipment worth more than £500,000. The purchase, facilitated through a finance deal with Opti-cal Survey Equipment and Ignition Asset Finance, marks one of the highest value single purchases in the UK surveying industry. Warner Surveys, which has offices in Reading, London, and Bristol, has been established for almost 40 years and now has some 80 staff globally. With recent advances in technology, the company felt it was time to upgrade the bulk of its equipment to benefit from new cutting-edge devices... (read more)
2018-02-02 01:05:06

LandScope Expands Multibeam Capability

LandScope has recently integrated an R2Sonic 2020 multibeam echo-sounder to its arsenal in order to complement our established underwater structure modelling and bathymetric survey capabilities. Offering a 120-degree swath, the high performance shallow water bathymetric sensor is suitable for a wide range of surveys both inshore and coastal. The compact and versatile nature of the system enables it to be rapidly deployed on a range of survey vessels and when combined with the BlueView 3D mechanical scanning sonar, LandScope are able to provide customers with the highest quality underwater modelling service - survey and inspection. Each hydrographic survey project requires... (read more)
2017-06-20 11:38:32

Getmapping Launches Mobile Mapping Survey Solutions into Southern Africa

Getmapping, through its South African subsidiary Geosense, has launched Mobile Mapping surveys to the southern African market. Geosense, based in Cape Town, provides survey services across sub-Saharan Africa and has undertaken imagery and LiDAR projects in numerous countries including; Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho, all in addition to their core base in South Africa. Its range of survey solutions has recently been extended with the addition of a Leica Pegasus:Two Mobile Mapping System which enables the rapid and simultaneous collection of both high-resolution panoramic imagery and high-density point cloud data from a moving vehicle. The Pegasus:Two enables... (read more)
2018-02-01 12:25:42

Glanville Environmental Attains Membership of The Survey Association

Glanville Environmental, including its specialist survey division Glanville Geospatial Services, has announced that it has been accepted as an Affiliate Member of The Survey Association. Glanville Geospatial Services was founded in 2017, initially to support the civil engineering and wastes management services of Glanville Environmental, headquartered at Lee Mill in Devon.  However, the geospatial business unit quickly thrived in its own right, winning high profile project work from major organizations across the South West and Wales, including South West Water, Exeter University and Bristol City Council. Its complete portfolio of geospatial services now includes 3D laser scanning, topographic surveys, utility... (read more)
2019-05-31 10:09:49

The Survey School 2018 Graduates Take Home the Prizes

Prize-winning graduates of the TSA Surveying Course were presented with their awards and cash prizes at the annual leavers’ ceremony held at Worcester Racecourse. Among the 31 graduates were two students from Abu Dhabi, who travelled to Worcester specifically for the hands-on training in the principles of surveying provided at The Survey School. Nine students gained distinctions, and prizes, based on assignment results, exam marks and overall observations by the tutors, were given to four for outstanding achievement. Jointly sponsored by The Survey Association (TSA) and Leica Geosystems, the Best Student Award went to Eurig Price who achieved an enviable... (read more)
2018-09-05 03:18:19

Bringing Low-cost Airborne Sensors and Cloud GIS Together

GeoXphere, a new UK-based company, has launched this month with the support of airborne hardware manufacturer WaldoAir, USA, and aerial survey and solutions provider Getmapping, UK. The aim is to bring together the airborne survey sensor, XCAM, together with adaptable cloud-based GIS services for the benefit of partner survey companies around the world. GeoXphere was launched at Intergeo 2016 in Hamburg and was met with support from survey operators on all continents who want to expand their survey and solutions capabilities without large capital investment that comes with purchasing large format cameras and survey aircraft. XCAM, the WaldoAir survey camera,... (read more)
2016-10-25 10:59:10

Inaugural European Aerial Survey Industry Association Event Attracts Global Audience

Delegates from around the world flocked to the first European Association of Aerial Surveying Industries (EAASI) Summit. Attracted by a topical conference programme, working group sessions and a variety of networking opportunities the event in Brussels earlier this month welcomed representatives of more than 40 organizations, from 18 countries and 3 continents. The EAASI Summit conference included keynote speakers Eduardo Garcia Gonzales of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) and Hugo De Groof, Directorate General for the Environment at the European Commission. Other highlights of the two-day programme were a talk on geo-political advocacy by Brian Raber, past president of... (read more)
2019-12-20 09:44:18
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