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SarPoint Engineering Prepares for Collection of Updated Street-side Imagery to Assist Fort McMurray Residents in Assessing Neighbourhoods

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 info@sarpointeng.com

Press Release (pdf)

 

Yes - We're Doing That!

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.


PlantViewer becomes SiteVisit360

SiteVisit360

Ok, Ok, we renamed it. Our branding isn't always perfect on the first go.

We build a web-based system for you to tour your plants and facilities virtually in 360-degree panoramas, work together, pull measurements, drape CAD files and avoid site visits, and folks start using it to inspect and monitor construction sites, powerlines, pipelines and roads from the office.

So the name had to change. And maybe some of the buttons (perhaps the "recycle" icon wasn't the most intuitive to use if you want to switch between overhead and panoramic view).

Thanks to everyone with their (sometimes insistent) input and the name change winner is SiteVisit360.com . Head on over to check out the demo viewer on the webpage if you haven't before - no accounts required.

And feel free to continue hammering on the "Feature Request" button - we're listening!

Plantveiwer Beta Test Demo

SarPoint PlantViewer reduces Work-Related Travel to remote industrial sites! PlantViewer is an innovative system that allows personnel to "virtually tour" facilities and sites based on captured 360-degree panoramic photography and laser scan data. It is specifically designed for the non-GIS / CAD user. In PlantViewer, team members can see a site, make measurements, overlay CAD/Shape files and create geo-located converations to allow effective remote project management and HSE coordination. 

PlantViewer requires Chrome to run, and is at www.plantviewer.ca 

For those without Chrome, please download the zip file below and extract the contents into a folder. From there, run the executable to open up a wrapper that should work on most systems.

PlantViewer.zip - 64 bit

PlantViewer.zip - 32 bit

For a demo account, please contact info@sarpointeng.com

Have you seen them?

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 receives a Minister’s Award for Transportation Innovation

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.

 

SarPoint will be attending SPAR International - April 14-17

A few memebers of the SarPoint team will be attending SPAR International this year in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

 

 SarPoint & CyArk at the Big Rock

 

"Non-routine AER Well Licensing Giving You Last Minute Headaches? SarPoint has a solution."

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 info@sarpointeng.com to arrange for a lunch-and-learn today!

 

TAC Exhibition 2013 - Winnipeg  September 22 - 25

SarPoint will be exhibiting at TAC this year.  We will be set up in booth #95

 

Come visit SarPoint at the Red Deer Oil & Gas Show -  September 11th & 12th

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!

 

SarPoint attending RIEGL LIDAR 2013 Internation Users conference in Vienna

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.

 

SarPoint Engineering brings mapping to life in 3-D

Mobile laser scanner mounted on a truck

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald

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 Applies to Tecterra for IND funding

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.

 

SarPoint Engineering & Canada's First Arctic Heritage Site

 SarPoint Engineering is proud to partner with CyArk, Parks Canada and the University of Calgary in establishing a public archive of Canada's first Arctic Heritage Site - Fort Conger.

For more information please visit CyArk.org.

 

SarPoint will be attending the Alberta Transportation CEA ARHCA Transportation Conference

March 11-12, 2013

Sheaton Hotel & Conference Centre in Red Deer Alberta.

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 on CTV Regina

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.

To see more videos visit our YouTube page

SarPoint is on the Move

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 NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6M7
 
Edmonton:
9763 – 62 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 0E4

 

Code-a-thon

    University of Calgary, March 28th, 2012 to April 4th, 2012.   Presentation Data

Congratulations to Our Winners!

1st Place - Musse Abdullahi and David Holmes

2nd Place - Michael Herrmann, Nigel Gutzmann and Chris Bowal  View Presentation

 

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Calgary Office

Land Surveying/ Engineering
#6, 3530 - 11A Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6M7
Phone: 403-210-0661
Fax: 403-210-0665

Edmonton Office

ENV Field Services
6139 - 80th Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 2W8
Phone: 780-453-6228
Fax: 780-437-0201

Ontario Office

Laser Field Services
1320 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S2L8
Phone: 519-328-3909

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