Aerial services expands our surveying capabilities

Having received our “FAA 333 Exemption” from the Federal Aviation Administration, we are greatly expanding our surveying and geographic information systems (GIS) services.  The Exemption allows us to fly small unmanned aircraft to obtain aerial imagery, and certifies that we operate the unmanned aerial vehicles safely and with full responsibility and accountability for people’s safety and privacy.

While the public will see us flying unmanned aircraft, the act of getting the image is a small fraction of our increased capabilities.  The much larger increase in our services is our development of the post-image processing that allows high resolution digital surface modeling, surface and volume estimates, 3D building scans, project visualization, and many other applications.   Image processing technology is now gaining the precision needed for surveying applications, which represents a true “value added” aspect to our services because we can gain more information with less effort, resulting in savings we will pass on to our clients.  We recognize Greg Williston, Harrison Hummel, Jason Buck, Ramiro Masa, Paul Sundberg, and the rest of the GIS and surveying staff for keeping SHN on the forward edge of technology.

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