April 11, 2020

Quality pictures are required to get the best from your drone data.  Here is a quick video showing you how to set up the camera on your DJI drone for surveying and mapping missions.  Don't have a drone yet?  Check out the Quantum Flight Pack.  We have another video that will help you set up your mission plans here.

August 16, 2019

Machine control models aren't just for commercial projects.  Quantum's experts improved a problem jump and fixed track drainage issue for the Peoria Motorcycle Club - making one of the oldest tracks in the American Flat Track circuit even better.   American Flat Track news detailed how the latest construction tech made short work out of a big problem.  Here is the link --> https://www.americanflattrack.com/news/view/cat-rescue-peoria-again

July 30, 2019

There is a TON of interest throughout the construction industry regarding drones.  Drones are a great tool and a low cost way to collect topographic data.  Unfortunately, all the hype makes surveying with a drone seem overwhelming, complicated and expensive.  At Quantum we subscribe to the K.I.S.S system (Keep, It, Simple, Stupid!) regarding drone data collection.  Read to develop an understanding of the basics of drones and data.

April 24, 2019

The most progressive contractors are moving to 3D modeling for their structural excavations, just like they use a 3D surface model to grade the rest of the project. Quantum's experts take the location and depth information from the Engineer's design to build a 3D model of the structural plans. That 3D model then guides your excavator to dig in the correct location and depth required by the plans, no more, no less. You can use your rover to stakeout locations and depth, too.

March 22, 2019

Many contractors regularly utilize single point control.  It is a great way to use your GPS machine control system for small designs, stockpile calcs or even as an ad hoc laser.  Unfortunately, due to the "single point" nature of the process, we have seen it cause problems that could have been avoided.  If you need a refresher on how site control works, check out this blog post.  It will help you understand why single point control is not used on engineered projects and why you need to be careful using it on yours.

March 7, 2019

Contractors are always trying to optimize costs. By hiring a GPS machine control expert, earth moving contractors can save money and time on every project.

March 1, 2019

You hired the project Engineer to place your control, you surrounded the site with points and shot in more than five control points. What could go wrong now? A lot, if you don't use some independent checks to verify that your 3D model matches up to the real world.

February 26, 2019

Supplement your GPS machine control system with Quantum's Flight Pack drone system. In this video you will learn how to plan a topographic mapping mission with DJI Ground Station Pro.