Every year the Geospatial Industry is having to adapt to the continuous advances in survey technology. Professional Land Surveyors are being asked to perform surveys using equipment and data that clients may be unfamiliar with. At the same time clients are looking to integrate and maximize the utility of survey data like never before. The technology driving this work is rapidly developing, faster than best practice standards can be communicated.
The standards below are focused on remote sensing point cloud data production. The intent is to both inform and protect the owner, service provider surveyors, and end user, when procuring and using point cloud data.
These standards aim to facilitate the process of asking for a scope and fee to conduct a survey to deliver a point cloud or derived model, such that all parties understand the steps and procedures they must take to assure the data being collected, processed, and then provided to the client, will meet the standards and accuracies being requested.
When requesting a survey involving a point cloud or derived deliverable, MALSCE recommends using a Registered Massachusetts Professional Land Surveyor, Professional Engineer, and / or ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist to perform the required work. The final deliverable should be accompanied by a stamped certified statement for the end use intent based on these standards.
These guidelines are seen as a living document which shall be informed and revised with continuing outreach, technology changes, and industry developments.
If you have any comments or feedback on the guidelines, please contact MALSCE 3D Surveying Services Standards Committee Chair Stephen Wilkes at SWilkes@feldmansurveyors.com
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