GPS Survey

At Sisemore & Associates, we use the best tools and practices available to ensure our processes are efficient and our surveys are precise. As part of this, we utilize the Global Positioning System’s advanced satellite network during our GPS survey services.

By using GPS technology during our land surveys, our technicians are able to determine exact positions on the earth’s surface. This process yields highly accurate surveys, which are invaluable to the planning, construction, and management phases of projects for many industries.

What Is GPS Surveying?

GPS surveying is a style of land surveying used to collect accurate location data through signals from satellites. This technology is capable of pinpointing geographic locations with a high degree of precision. Unlike traditional surveying methods, which can be labor-intensive and time-consuming, these surveys can efficiently cover large areas in shorter time frames.

GPS technology contributes to successful surveying projects through its ability to provide real-time, high-accuracy data. This is achieved through the use of advanced receivers that interpret signals from a network of satellites. At Sisemore & Associates, we utilize our state-of-the-art GPS equipment to capture the most reliable data for our clients’ projects.

GPS survey equipment positioned in a field.

The Versatility of GPS Surveying

Our technicians can utilize this advanced technology for a range of surveying services, including:

  • Site Analysis and Planning. Before any project begins, understanding the lay of the land is crucial. GPS surveys provide detailed topographical information, helping surveyors assess potential issues such as elevation, boundaries, and other critical factors. This data is essential for effective project planning and avoiding costly mistakes.
  • Engineering and Design. For engineering projects, precision is non-negotiable. Depending on the equipment used by a surveyor, the GPS data may feed directly into CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software, enabling precise designs that fit exactly into the existing landscape. This integration reduces discrepancies between the design and reality, ensuring smoother project execution.
  • Construction. During the construction phase, GPS data can help verify that all plans are followed accurately. This precision is particularly crucial for large-scale projects such as roadways, bridges, and commercial developments, where even minor errors can lead to significant problems.
  • Land Development. For land development, GPS surveys provide essential information that helps in making informed decisions about land use and utility placement, thus maximizing the utility and value of the property.
  • Monitoring and Maintenance. Following construction, proper maintenance planning can help ensure a project’s long-term sustainability. GPS data can help professionals monitor structures and landscapes to identify changes over time.

How Can GPS Technology Benefit Surveying Projects?

Two land surveyors discuss a project in an office.

GPS surveys are incredibly versatile and can be applied to a wide range of projects, offering numerous benefits, including:



GPS technology significantly speeds up the surveying process. Surveying services that once took weeks can now be completed in a few days (or even hours), saving time and reducing costs for our clients.



GPS technology significantly speeds up the surveying process. Surveying services that once took weeks can now be completed in a few days (or even hours), saving time and reducing costs for our clients.


By reducing the time needed for surveys and increasing the accuracy of the data collected, GPS technology cuts down on overall project costs. This makes GPS surveys an economically advantageous option for any project.



GPS technology minimizes the constraints present with other surveying methods. Surveyors can obtain precise data even in various weather conditions or dangerous and inaccessible areas, as long as there is a clear view of the sky. This not only ensures the safety of the staff but also speeds up the process, as data can be collected without direct contact with the surveyed area.

A decal of a surveying map on the back of a black truck.

Sisemore & Associates: Your Partner for GPS Survey

At Sisemore & Associates, we pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of surveying technology. Our commitment to using advanced GPS survey techniques helps ensure our clients receive accurate and reliable data, helping them to achieve their project goals with confidence.

Contact us to partner with our land surveying technicians.