LandAir Surveying was founded on a few very simple principles. We wanted to provide the highest quality of surveying services to our clients; provide these services in a professional manner; and hire and keep the best team possible.
These have always been our guiding principles. It was true in 1988 and it’s still true today.
In the 28 years of guiding our companies, the technology has changed in our industry and continues to change at an even faster rate. This makes us work smarter to continue to be leaders in data collection technology. When we find a better way of gathering survey data, we research and test it. If it works, we embrace it into our workflow.

Much has changed.

In 1968, when I started surveying, the transit and the chain were the fastest data collection tools. Most of the deliverables were ink on Mylar drawings and surveyors predominantly worked outside.
Today, our transits have turned into robots that collect 1,000,000 points per second. GPS units are the TOPO rods. Our Mylar drawings are now thumb drives. Our ink is called “CAD” and we deliver data in every Autodesk and Bentley software product. All of our data is live 3D and we work in interactive programs.
Many times, our deliverables are never printed but instead inserted into design drawings. Things like drones – both aerial and water surface – were only fiction. Now they are in standard workflows.
As surveyors, many of our jobs are inside industrial facilities, manufacturing companies and large sports and stadium complexes – anywhere complicated renovation is underway.
We model many of our projects and deliver them directly to clients in REVIT, Navisworks and Recap, as well as MicroStation and Bentley Navigator.

Change is good – Good change is better.

Having been a user of 3D laser scanning technology and Lidar mapping for over 12 years, we have seen the whole field explode with possibilities. The scope and types of work we are doing with this technology allow us to capture data and solve problems that could never have been done without it.

Now we hear words like “BIM” and “Clash Detection.” These processes did not exist even eight years ago and have completely changed the way we approach projects.

Our 3D modeling teams build miles of transportation infrastructure in 3D and then compare it to the engineering design, eliminating costly unknown interferences and construction slowdowns. As one of the national leaders in Engineering Design Clash Analysis, we have helped push the transportation industry to a higher level in a very short time, helping to pioneer a new 3D workflow that will soon be the standard.

As you can tell, I am very proud of the journey we have made since 1988 and the level of technical expertise that we have accomplished.
If we can help you on your next project, please Contact Us – even if it’s to ask a question as to how to approach a project or to get a price or estimate. We understand all the tools available in the field today and when and where each will work best. More importantly, we know which tools will get you the data you need at the best cost.

H. Tate Jones

President LandAir Surveying Company of Georgia