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Calgary, Alberta -- McElhanney Land Surveys, the industry leading provider of surveying, mapping and GIS services in Canada and SarPoint Engineering, industry leader in Remote Sensing, Mapping and Environmental Assessment Services, have announced the merging of their companies. Effective today, they will combine their business operations under the McElhanney Land Surveys name.
In the coming months, as the two companies begin to work closely, both will gain access to new expertise, resources and growth opportunities and will be looking to combine their strengths to provide an unmatched service to clients throughout their suite of offerings.
McElhanney President, Bruce Winton commenting on the merger said, “After working closely with SarPoint on various projects, we quickly realized the synergies that our firms could create by merging. With the combination of McElhanney’s horsepower and SarPoint’s innovation, we’re poised to become an undeniable force in the industries where we operate. One of the most exciting aspects for us at McElhanney is that we’ll now have access to some of the best subject matter experts in the 3D space and in emerging technologies. We’re thrilled to have SarPoint and their team on board and are looking forward to showing our clients what we can do together.”
SarPoint Director, Robert Radovanovic said, "I'm very excited about this opportunity for the SarPoint Engineering team to find a bigger home within McElhanney Land Surveys. Since 2011, SarPointer's have been remarkably effective in creating new ways of doing business in the areas of Laser Scanning, 3D Modelling and Environmental Assessment and we’ve developed a reputation as being the 'go-to' people when clients have a difficult problem to solve. Moving into McElhanney provides us with the high-quality resources and broad market opportunities we need to significantly expand the scope of our activities, and, in turn, allows McElhanney to integrate and leverage our novel solutions throughout their business lines. With everyone rowing in the same direction, I'm confident that this is truly a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and I look forward to helping McElhanney build new ventures across Canada and beyond."
About McElhanney Land Surveys
McElhanney Land Surveys has been providing surveying, mapping and GIS services in Canada for over 100 years. Throughout their successful history they’ve built a reputation for being the service provider of choice in the resource industry and have developed a wide variety of specialized offerings that they’re are proud to provide to all of their clients. Throughout nine branches, McElhanney offers services in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Newfoundland serving local communities across Canada.
About SarPoint Engineering
Since 2011, Alberta-based SarPoint Engineering has become known for creating new ways of doing business through the application of groundbreaking technologies in Mapping, Surveying and Environmental Assessment. Continually developing their reputation as an innovator and thought leader, they’ve grown rapidly and become the ‘go-to’ people for clients who have a difficult problem to solve. With offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Sarnia, ON, SarPoint provides a client focused experience for everyone they work with.
SarPoint Engineering Ltd. is preparing for a volunteer initiative to collect 360-degree panoramic photography within Fort McMurray neighbourhoods to allow displaced residents to virtually visit their homes via the sitevisit360.com web-based app. It is hoped that this will help evacuees better understand the situation within their neighbourhoods and begin planning for rebuilding.
"There is a lot of anxiety around not knowing the condition of your house or neighbourhood," explains Robert Radovanovic, CEO of SarPoint Engineering, "and at the same time, it could be a considerable period of time before people can return to the area. We felt that this would provide a safe, effective way for people to be able to virtually return, which will relieve some of tensions surrounding this phase of dealing with the fire"
SarPoint plans to deploy its truck-mounted mobile scanning system to collect high-quality panoramic imagery and three-dimensional scan data throughout the affected areas. In addition, imagery and mapping will be provided for free via the SiteVisit360° platform, which is typically used to allow project managers to virtually tour oilfield and construction sites.
"We've got our people on standby, ready to deploy to Fort McMurray as soon as it's safe to do so'" continues Chris Tucker, President, "We are currently contacting the appropriate agencies to determine exactly when we can get clearance to enter the area and to ensure we coordinate correctly."
For more information, contact SarPoint Engineering Ltd at 1-877-210-0661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It's always tough explaining exactly what it is we do at SarPoint. So - we made a movie! Find out how we merge surveying, mapping and environmental skills together to come up with efficient ways to solve old problems.
The past few weeks, we have been running SarPoint ads throughout Calgary’s downtown core! Have you come across any? A second round of unique stereogram ads are posted, scan the QR code on the posters located downtown to verify what image pops out for you!
SarPoint Engineering, in partnership with Opus Stewart Weir, has received a Minister’s Award of Excellence for Design Innovation from the Minister of Alberta Transportation for our part in the 3D laser scanning and point cloud management on Old Trail Road in the Country of Lac La Biche.
SarPoint scanned a 23 kilometre long road project in Lac La Biche County, with our mobile 3D Laser scanning system, as opposed to a conventional GPS survey. Our truck-mounted scanner collected high-density, high-accuracy 3D topographic data and accurately geo-referenced digital photography. The created point cloud data formed the basis for geometric assessments and preliminary design, and was eventually incorporated into the detailed design of selective roadway segments.
Our mobile scanning system provides project benefits including cost-saving for the Client, improved worker safety by reducing exposure to traffic, an accelerated project delivery schedule, and overall client satisfaction.
To learn more about our mobile mapping system and how it could assist with your projects please contact our Calgary office at 403-210-0661.
A few memebers of the SarPoint team will be attending SPAR International this year in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In light of today's increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, SarPoint has expanded it's current Pre-Construction Site Assessment (PCSA) product to include watercourse notification, waterbody classification and timber salvage assessment. We've also re-vamped our document to highlight land-related issues that could affect your application (such as construction timing restrictions, EAP constraints, and well setback issues). Of course, the soils and vegetation assessments remain an integral part of the document and include mitigation notes and construction considerations to allow effective reclamation in the future.
Completed at the same time as scouting and survey, the PCSA identifies issues early on in the application process, and insures that all reporting and notification is done well before the license application is sent into AER. No more last-minute "where are we going to send the rig then?" surprises.
Thanks to SarPoint's unique crews of "enviro-surveyors" and project managers with considerable experience in ever-changing AER / SRD requirements and regulations, surveying and environmental assessment can be done at the same time, by one crew, minimizing field visits, plan revisions, and costly project delays.
Give us a call for more information, or inquire at email@example.com to arrange for a lunch-and-learn today!
SarPoint will be exhibiting at TAC this year. We will be set up in booth #95
SarPoint will be set up with the outside exhibitor at booth #27. We will have our mobile laser scanning unit on site as well as some other laser scanners and Ground Penetrating Radar.
Come out and say hi!
Chris Tucker will be attending and presenting at this years Riegl users conference in Vienna. July 25- 27th.
SarPoint is happy to hear Solv3D is now supplying LFM and Orbit GT software and support in Canada.
CALGARY — A small Calgary company is pioneering a new 3-D mapping technology in Canada which could become the new standard for data collection.
SarPoint Engineering has a mobile 3-D laser scanner, mounted on a truck, that collects 1.1 million points per second — as fast as you can drive. (Read More).
SarPoint is pleased to announce that it is seeking funding from Tecterra to support oilsands-related reseach involving it's VMX-450 laser scanner. This funding will allow critical development to be accelerated, thus allowing us to bring this new service to market.
We look forward to the evaluation, and hope to partner with this government-supported funding agency in short order! Check out our application here.
For more information please visit CyArk.org.
Come out and meet us and see some demos of our mobile mapping system and what it can do for you. Our booth will be located in the exhibit hall entry way Booth # 41.
Come by and enter your business card and you could win and iPod mini!
SarPoint has recently completed a 3D laser scan of the dome structure of the Saskatchewan Legislative building. The clip below was featured on the Evening news on December 2, 2012.
Our Calgary and Edmonton offices now have new digs! After a whirlwind of packing and moving our Calgary and Edmonton offices have moved into our new locations.
Our new addresses are:Calgary:#6, 3530 – 11A Street NECalgary, AB T2E 6M7 Edmonton:9763 – 62 AvenueEdmonton, AB T6E 0E4
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Land Surveying/ Engineering
#6, 3530 - 11A Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6M7
ENV Field Services
6139 - 80th Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 2W8
Laser Field Services
1320 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S2L8