"'Predictions are hard to make, especially about the future,' once quipped famed Yankee Manager Yogi Berra. Because laser scanning—or high-definition surveying—has dramatically improved the way we solve transportation survey challenges, we’re predicting the future is here now.
For more than 25 years, American Surveying Consultants (ASC) in Chicago has specialized in meeting the surveying challenges of the transportation industry in the Midwest. ASC has earned a reputation as a leader in its field. A key reason for this has been the company’s success in deploying new technologies to meet the needs of clients, including its latest addition—deployment of design-grade laser scanning. Once a specialized technology for structural as-builts, ASC has turned this technology into a cost-effective, everyday tool for transportation surveys.
As more transportation clients realize they can trust digital terrain models (DTMs) that include mapped topographic features surveyed using design-grade laser scanners, more surveying and engineering firms are turning to this technology. It offers more efficiency over traditional methods, is cost-effective and greatly enhances safety in the field."