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Thule Air Force Base, Greenland (part II)

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We were contracted by Jacobs Engineering for United States Army Corps of Engineers Thule Air Force Base project. Our team’s return trip included a complete laser scanning of adjacent taxiways, unpaved areas, and electrical corridors. We used Leica (C10 and HDS 7000 ) 3D laser scanners to collect topographic mapping.

The scans were registered together to complete one contiguous point cloud of the site and a report was created showing the residuals from the target registration. Survey data was generated and a topographic survey created based on the point cloud data. The project covered over 160 acres and took less than two weeks to complete. Although the weather conditions were extreme, the GLG team was able to collect all the required data accurately for this expedited timeline project.



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KLIMA, new GLG member

klima He may be small and he may be cute, but he is the newest member of our office and he means business.

Chief of Security – Klima, a rescue puggle.

Thule Air Force Base, Greenland

greenlandgreenland scan.jpgWe were contracted by the Michael Baker Corporation to use laser scanning combined with conventional survey methods in order to provide complete topographic surveys for three separate projects located at Thule Air Force Base in Pituffik, Greenland for the United State Army Corps of Engineers. The project areas consisted of a 12 acre topo for a proposed dormitory site, an 18 acre topo for a consolidated services building, and a 177 acre survey of the existing air field. We used two Leica 3D laser scanners to collect over 95% of the data needed for the project. After the control, scans, and data was processed, the Great Lakes Geomatics team prepared completed digital topographic drawings along with Leica TruViews for the clients.Some of the challenges that made this project unique were the remote location, 24 hours of daylight, mosquitos, expedited timeline of work, freeze-thaw issues, and lack of existing control.



Our newest staff member – John R. Monte P.S., P.E.

john monteWe would like to welcome the newest addition to the Great Lakes Geomatics’ staff, John R. Monte! John is a certified professional surveyor and professional engineer with over 11 years of experience. He spent most of his career managing the survey department of a family run civil engineering, surveying, and consulting firm. Mr. Monte is excited to join the GLG team and anticipates working on larger and more diverse projects. He is especially eager to work on HDS projects around the country, as well as those here in Michigan.
Welcome aboard, John! We are very happy to have you on our team!

Wayne State University

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The Multi-Disciplinary Biomedical Research Building is a $93 million project by Wayne State University to renovate and expand the former Dalgleish Cadillac building into an ultra-modern 185,000 square foot research facility accommodating over 500 research scientists and staff. A condominium subdivision of the facility was created to support partial funding of the project by the State of Michigan and by private investors. We produced the “Exhibit B” survey for the condominium master deed.

Carillon Tower – Belle Isle



Great Lakes Geomatics was contracted to provide a complete laser scan of the Carillon Tower located on historic Belle Isle. The purpose of the laser scan was to provide a contiguous colored point cloud to create a model in Revit Architecture. The dense scans allowed the architect to create a fine detailed model of the tower that showed the decorative cornice work and define areas in need of restoration.

Macomb & Wayne County Remonumentation



Great Lakes Geomatics has been active in the Macomb County and Wayne County Remonumentation programs for over 21 years.

The remonumentation programs are state funded projects that work to re-establish, re-trace, and perpetuate monuments placed during the original survey of Michigan. Our team has been responsible for re-establishing over 500 monuments used in the creation of county lines, township lines, section lines, private claim lines, subdivisions, and parcel boundaries.

We have also been involved in the state program of establishing State Plane Coordinates on remonumented section corners for future use by surveyors, contractors, public entities, private entities, and others.




Waterfront Reclamation and Proposed Casino Development

waterfront-reclamationGreat Lakes Geomatics was responsible for establishing the right-of-way for 22 blocks as well as providing a topographic and an extensive sub-surface utility survey for the +/- 114 acres located between Jefferson Avenue and the Detroit River for the purpose of the waterfront reclamation development and the proposed casino development.

Our surveyors also prepared ALTA Surveys for each of the 22 blocks within the project limits and prepared legal descriptions and various exhibits to aid in the acquisition of each property. In addition, our team worked closely with the title companies to verify existing legal descriptions, easements, vacatings, and other pertinent boundary documents.

Detroit River Tunnel Project

detroit-river-tunnel-300x248detroit-river-tunnel2Our team was responsible for establishing all boundaries for Rail and City held properties lying between the International Boundary and Railroad mile post 2.02 (+/- 250′ west of 22nd Street) covering approximately 2.5 miles and totaling +/- 25 acres.
Upon completion of the initial boundary survey, our crew prepared the documents and drawings necessary to complete the land transfers between the City of Detroit, Conrail, and DRTP. Because the preservation of public utility locations within the project site was very important, we performed all field and office research necessary in order to provide precise easement descriptions and exhibits for the various utility providers. Also, we prepared ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys for an additional 30 privately owned properties for acquisition by DRTP.


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GREAT LAKES GEOMATICS can support your project with complete land surveying, laser scanning services, and UAV (drone) services. 

Call us today at (586) 755-5770.