What is Surveying?

There is no simplified answer to drainage and each field needs to be properly surveyed to ensure that the plan for drainage will be case specific.

Therefore a topographical GPS survey with an accuracy of up to 2cm is the first step in the drainage process. This includes Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity which helps determine water flow. Furthermore, we take into account factors such as plant directions and water runoff. 

On a larger scale we use Lidar Aerial Surveys to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of surveying. Together with this, soil profiling and sampling supply the AD team with sufficient data to formulate the perfect, customized plan.

How Can it Help Me?

  • Problem Areas
    To determine higher potential areas to be developed first.
  • Prioritise
    See what needs the most attention by doing a complete survey.
  • Soil Quality
    To improve soil quality by removing excess water

"With aerial surveying the possibilities are endless and the advantages astronomical."

Types of Surveying

Satellite

Initial low cost, low-resolution info for pre-identification of best areas for development.

Both airborne hyperspectral and satellite multispectral sensors have the ability to monitor crop health during a growing season. Health is affected by pollution, drought, pests, and can be detected in the infrared bands long before it is apparent to the naked eye.

  • Up to date imagery
  • Topographical data
  • Multispectral for monitoring of crop health

Aerial Lidar

Surveying the whole farm allows you to see the bigger picture, sort out all the problems and even determine if it is viable and where to build dams.

  • Topographical data
  • Orthophoto
  • Cadastral maps
  • Other data example pipelines and fences

Hyper Spectral

By combining soil classes, topographical data, rainfall statistics and other inputs, an analysis can be done to determine potential and drainage problems.

  • Soil calcification
  • Soil chemistry
  • Agricultural potential maps
  • Plant health

Thermal Mapping

You can determine which soils saturate quicker than others, where water levels are, find out if the type of soil is suitable to build a dam on and detect if your dam is leaking.

  • Mapping of water paths.
  • Detection of leakages on earth dams.
  • Mapping of saturated soils.

Surveying with Quad

RTK GPSg surveys to assure absolute accuracy.