Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV).


The geomatics field extends broadly beyond traditional surveying to include GIS, laser scanning, GPS, mobile data collection, and geospatial imaging, among other technologies. At the same time, these technologies are merging to allow easier integration into civil engineering workflows. In response to a request from CE News, companies provided the following information about their products. Company web addresses are provided for immediate access to additional information.

Design software, surveying, insurance, and stormwater detention devices

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The business of civil engineering and land surveying

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McKim & Creed celebrates 35 years of engineering and surveying

RALEIGH, N.C. — On June 1, McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering, surveying and planning firms in the U.S., celebrated 35 years of providing the “most responsive and dependable service all the time.” This mission statement has guided the company’s operations since Herbert P. McKim, Jr., P.E., PLS and Michael W. Creed, Ph.D., P.E., established McKim & Creed in 1978. The two young North Carolina State University graduates set up shop in downtown Wilmington, N.C., and “prayed for the phone to ring,” recalls Creed. “Praying for the phone to ring quickly gave way to getting out of the office and doing cold calls to potential clients. That is ultimately what changed the tide and got us moving in the right direction.” 

McKim & Creed acquires Texas surveying company

RALEIGH, N.C. — McKim & Creed Inc., an engineering, geomatics (surveying) and planning firm with offices throughout the South, acquired a 31-person AECOM survey operation based in Texas, formerly known as SURVCON. The Texas group will operate under the name SURVCON, a Division of McKim & Creed.  

Michigan—s top engineering and surveying projects recognized at annual excellence awards ceremony

LANSING, MICH. —” The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored 13 firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the association’s annual awards ceremony.

Milan Cathedral restoration goes hi-tech with Pointools 3D laser model

LONDON, U.K. — Software from Pointools is being used to create a 3D model to support restoration work at the world’s fourth largest church Duomo di Milano or Milan Cathedral.

Abrahamson passes away, leaving land surveying legacy

AURORA, COLO. — Doyle G. Abrahamson, PLS/MS, and vice president of surveying for Merrick & Company, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, while traveling on business in Florida.

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