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Remote Sensing

remote sensing, terrestrial HDS, mobile LiDAR, terrestrial LiDAR, aerial LiDAR, airborne LiDAR, photogrammetry, utility coordination, construction services

Remote Sensing

The CEC Surveying and Mapping team firmly believes in using the right tool in the toolbox. Every project is unique and often requires specific or multiple disciplines to achieve. In addition to our other mapping technologies, our team implements a diverse group of remote sensing tools. By utilizing an array of platforms and sensors, we can accomplish a fully comprehensive data collection – every time.

Our Remote Sensing group utilizes the latest in geospatial technology. We offer mobile, terrestrial, and aerial LiDAR services, as well as UAS data acquisition. We work hand-in-hand with our surveyors to ensure the most accurate, precise, and thorough project data. With our team’s varied expertise, we strive to think critically and make the best decisions to better serve our clients and their projects.

Mobile LiDAR

LiDAR, or 3D laser scanning, is an innovative remote sensing technology that integrates optical and positioning sensors to collect and generate survey-quality point cloud data. CEC provides both LiDAR data acquisition and data processing services.

Our vehicle-mounted mobile LiDAR system allows us to map roadway corridors accurately and efficiently. We have also integrated 360 degree panoramic imaging with our mobile LiDAR system. This allows us to generate not only highly detailed pointcloud data, but also up-to-date panoramic streetview images.

At CEC, we take safety seriously. By implementing mobile LiDAR technology, we are able to survey highly trafficked areas without exposing our crews, or the public, to potentially unsafe conditions. Whether an airport runway, busy intersection, or interstate, mobile LiDAR can handle it all.


Bartley Estes, CMS
Senior Remote Sensing Technician
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Bartley Estes

Darren Smith, PLS
Vice President / Surveying and Mapping Practice Leader 
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Darren Smith

Remote Sensing Applications

  • Topographic Survey
  • As-Built Documentation
  • Quantities & Volumes
  • Drainage Analysis
  • Clearances Analysis
  • Pavement Analysis
  • Asset Management


  • Condition Analysis
  • BIM & 3D Modeling
  • Structural As-Built Documentation
  • Exterior/Interior Architectural As-Builts
  • Forensic Scene Documentation


  • Orthomosaic
  • Infrastructure Inspection
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Erosion Monitoring/Change Detection