SurvBase News

Here you will find surveying stories, Geomatics terminology, & company updates. Check back periodically for the latest updates.

49th Year 49th State

The 2015 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference was held in Anchorage at the Anchorage Hilton from February 16 - 20. SurvBase was a conference sponsor once again (also in 2013 & 2014), donating our included booth space to the University of Alaska Anchorage Geomatics Student Association (UAA GSA). Steve Buchanan served on the ASMC Board and was the Planning Committee Chair for this year's conference.

2012 Annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference

SurvBase is a proud sponsor of the 46th Annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel February 13-17, 2012. Once again we have donated our booth to the University of Alaska Anchorage Geomatics Student Association. See you at the conference!

Akutan P.I.

Here's a short video compiled from footage shot in Akutan in August 2010 as part of an aerial photo control project for various infrastructure projects.


New "Resources" section

Check out the new Resources section of our website. This section will organize SurvBase reference materials, such as coordinate system documentation, software definition files, tools, and other items. This should make finding specific items easier too.

Port MacKenzie Coordinate System-PMRail GRS80

Here are the parameters for the low distortion projection plane coordinate system encompassing the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension project area.

SurvBase PMRail GRS80 CoordSys Parameters (PDF) 

Port MacKenzie photos - A Sampling

A sampling of photos from the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension project from Fall 2008 to Summer 2010. Includes examples of our Polaris tracked ATV's at work, original survey monumentation, setting permanent survey control monuments, rail profiles, and drainage surveys.

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Postcard #3 - Site Control

Get the facts--Land Title and Boundary Surveys.

SurvBase knows Site Control.

#3 Site Control

Postcard #2 - GPS Positions

We are updating our Postcard series with some more informative tidbits that we sent out to clients in 2009. Stay tuned--

Here are some of the basic elements of the Global Positioning System and the many coordinate systems that may be used. SurvBase expertly chooses the appropriate coordinate system and GPS location method for clients.

#2 GPS Positions

2010 Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference

SurvBase is a proud sponsor of the 44th Annual Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference at the Anchorage Sheraton February 22-26, 2010. See you at the conference!

Port MacKenzie Rail Project: Off-Road Transportation - Wheels to Tracks

A Mapping Primer

SurvBase presents a short primer for mapping content and production, primarily with topographic basemapping in mind. You can download the PDF here. It is in outline format and covers the basics of good mapping.

Postcard #1 - Topo Basemapping

As part of our campaign to provide useful surveying and mapping information and tips to our clients, we are sending out a series of postcard mailers. Each postcard contains information on a single topic. Postcards and topics will also be catalogued here on the SurvBlog. These postcards are sure to become collector's items, so collect them all and keep them for posterity.

#1 Topo Basemapping - A Solid Base for Good Design

SurvBase Site Control & Title FAQ

Do you have questions about deeds, title, plats, and easements? What is site control? Do you have adequate site control for your project? Find more information in the SurvBase Site Control & Title FAQ document.

APDC Sustaining Member

Look for SurvBase soon in the Alaska Professional Design Council (APDC) newsletter and website. We have joined many other AEC firms in supporting this service to our professions. Check out their website.

New listing on BuyAlaska.com


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