A simple example of the cost and time savings that our technologies provide was demonstrated by a recent request to change a simple lease description for the Timken Museum located in world-famous Balboa Park. Utilizing our scanner, H&A field crews surveyed not only the museum, but the sidewalks, walls and stairs adjacent to the museum. These hardscape features were the basis of the legal description requested.
Subsequent to the survey, the museum’s director desired to change the description by altering which specific hardscape features were to be used.
Using more traditional surveying equipment, this request would have necessitated a return of crews to the site to re-survey the new constraints. The vast amounts of point cloud data, acquired by the survey team on the initial trip, included the points desired to be used for the new legal description, thereby enabling our office staff to recreate the description in a matter of hours, instead of days. A costly return to the site was eliminated. This ability to “mine data” is being effectively used by H&A wherever practical. This empirical use of technological advances is another example of H&A ongoing efforts to recognize and employ faster, safer and less expensive means of providing quality products to our clients.