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To ensure efficient and accurate property surveys, Spade Geomatics provides personal attention to each client. Our team of Geomatics Technologists and Professional Land Surveyors take pride in our agility and ability to respond to clients' needs and schedule. 


Successful construction projects start well before shovels dig-in and heavy machinery is brought to site. Topographic Surveys play a critical role in identifying the existing conditions of a site - before construction starts - to ensure that a project does not run into delays and additional costs due to unforeseen site conditions and constraints.

Existing Conditions Site Plans prepared by Spade Geomatics, show the conditions of an existing plot of land before development and identify crucial information such as elevation contours, environmental features such as watercourses and wetlands, and the location of existing buildings and other infrastructure such as roads, driveways, manholes, walkways, retaining walls, water and sewer etc.. In addition to showing the physical conditions of the land, Site Plans prepared by Spade Geomatics show the location of propert boundaries and the various setbacks and environmental buffers as required by municipal zoning by-laws etc. 


Site Plans are invaluable for showing what the land looks like now, and locating where construction can take place. These plans are often used by architects, engineers and builders to help make important design decisions and to ensure the constructability of the project. 


Spade Geomatics can take a set of architectural or building drawings, and make them come to life by positioning them within the property and setting them out on the ground - in the right spot, at the right elevation - to make sure all municipal and environmental setbacks are being met, before construction begins. 


Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) is a technology used to create high-resolution models of ground elevation. Lidar equipment, which includes a laser scanner, a Global Positioning System (GPS), and an Inertial Navigation System (INS), is typically mounted on an aircraft. The laser scanner transmits brief pulses of light to the ground surface. Those pulses are reflected or scattered back and their travel time is used to calculate the distance between the laser scanner and the ground.  Lidar data is initially collected as a “point cloud” of individual points reflected from everything on the surface, including structures and vegetation. To produce a “bare earth” Digital Elevation Model (DEM), structures and vegetation are stripped away.

Spade Geomatics leverages LiDAR datasets collected and made available to the public by the Province of Nova Scotia, supplemented and verified by us using ground based surveys, to derive accurate Digital Elevation Models.

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