PDC’s Survey Department offers our external and in-house clients a full range of surveying services throughout Alaska including control, photo control, boundary, topographic, hydrographic, engineering design, subdivision design and platting, right-of-way, record of survey, construction, and GIS. From Ketchikan to Barrow and from the Canadian border to Shemya, rapid response to difficult projects in remote areas is normal operation for crews accustomed to harsh weather and the challenges of differing environments across our state. PDC surveyors provide innovative and cost-effective surveys for clients throughout Alaska… as we have since 1975.
Right of Way
From rural Alaskan airports to urban streets and the highways in between, we have mapped it all. We have over 30 years of experience providing right of way surveying and mapping, records of survey, Alaska Tideland Surveys, Alaska State Accretions Surveys, Alaska State Land Surveys, and acquisition documents for a variety of government and private sector clients.
Accurate survey control is the framework for any successful surveying or design project. PDC’s experienced surveyors have performed network GPS, photo, and conventional control surveys for miles of highway route projects, rural airports, statewide oil and gas projects, tideland surveys, and design and construction projects large and small.
PDC’s surveyors have been providing our internal and external clients accurate design surveys for projects throughout Alaska for 30 years. Whether the job calls for RTK GPS, robotic total station, 3D laser scanning, UAVs, hydrographic echosounders, ground penetrating radar, or our complete underground utility locate services, we’ve developed the methods and techniques to provide cost effective, accurate and reliable data tailored to each project.
PDC’s surveyors use GIS tools and software to provide our clients with a variety of geospatial data. GIS has become an important part of our day-to-day work flow and is used in almost all phases of our projects, from mission planning, data collection, processing and data storage, to large and complex map sets, models, and presentations. With some agencies now requiring final data deliverables in GIS format, and the greatly improved efficiencies realized with new GIS technologies, PDC will continue to develop our GIS expertise for all of our internal and external clients.
PDC has been at the forefront of using drones to collect survey-grade and mapping-grade data in Alaska. By using drones, we can obtain ortho-mosaics, point clouds, and contours to support, or replace, survey data collected by traditional survey methods, and combine the data for powerful visualization and modeling. Our licensed land surveyors establish ground control points (GCPs) and checkpoints, as well as TIN Certification points, to be used in our robust quality control process. In fact, our staff of licensed land surveyors includes FAA-certified drone pilots, ensuring the highest level of data collection. We use the latest technology to process the data and incorporate it into AutoCAD and ArcGIS formats.