The process of planning and executing a mapping project is as important as the technology and expertise. At Tuck Mapping, we follow a proven process to define each project, plan it and then execute the data acquisition and processing into the desired deliverables. There are quality checks throughout the process but none as important as the first step of clearly identifying the need and the objective.
- Initial Consultation - The first step in any Tuck proposal or project is to develop a thorough understanding of the client's intended usage of the desired data. With this understanding, Tuck managers have a sound basis to recommend a mapping/surveying solution that will meet client needs. And this recommendation will be the best solution...even if it is a solution provided by one of our competitors.
- Project Planning - Critical elements in the success of a project includes many things such as scheduling, equipment, staffing, weather, satellite availability, ground control, etc. Tuck project managers consider all applicable elements in developing a plan for the project. Our experience with thousands of projects give us the expertise and experience to properly plan action to meet the client's need.
- Data Acquisition - With a sound plan, Tuck pilots and technicians are ready to execute the plan. While most data acquisition flights are "routine" it is not uncommon to deal with difficult and or unexpected issues such as security, community questions/concerns, flight restrictions and other situations. Once again, the experience of Tuck's staff is invaluable to manage issues and successfully acquire the data. Normal quality control processes require a thorough check of the data before ending the flight mission to ensure that data has been successfully acquired for the target area to prevent re-flights.
- Processing - Data acquisition technology is truly remarkable but processing by experienced and well-trained technicians is the final step in producing high quality products. Whether verifying LiDAR points or mapping from aircraft photographs, Tuck technicians are fully capable of shaping the data into the format needed by the client and delivering the promised product.
Range of Services
Whether acquiring data via boots or aircraft, Tuck can provide the full range of services that will meet almost any mapping/surveying need. And in those rare cases where Tuck can't satisfy the client's need, we'll arrange with other suppliers in the industry that can provide the needed service.
Clients depend upon Tuck for innovative solutions that solve problems and satisfy their needs. We have a long history of adapting and finding creative ways to better serve clients. Our new eagleeye® mapping system was developed in direct response to the needs of clients for greater aerial mapping accuracy in order to satisfy design needs at a reasonable cost. Our online system for clients who require ongoing stockpile measurements has achieved vast improvements in reducing costs and speeding data delivery.
Our experienced team includes professional engineers, licensed surveyors, photogrammetrists and seasoned pilots who are able to provide timely service and efficient mapping solutions. Our long-service employees have experience in almost all mapping areas and we have an extensive network of colleagues who can help if we need assistance.
Tuck has the staff, process and experience to meet your needs. Tuck has the staff you can trust to deliver the data you can trust.