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At Quantum, we get a TON of questions from contractors all over the nation.  Once a question or problem has come to our attention a few times, we write up a blog post or make a video to share the best practices we have picked up over the years.  Have a suggestion or like to see a problem you have addressed?  Email us

Machine Control

Drone Data

Single Point GPS Site Control

Learn how to set up your own site control network for custom projects.  ​

Topographic Surveys

Learn how to topo commercial sites, roads and stockpiles in this video

Pick up a few tips for topoing over excavations with this video.  

Specialty Machine Control Models

Quantum Layer and Surface Naming

Structural and Foundation Excavation

Improving Site Drainage with Machine Control

Improving Machine Control Value

Learn from Cat, Komatsu, Deere and Case's Experience

Evaluating "Free" Models

Should you Build your Machine Control Model or buy them?


Brief discussion of ground control point placement

Flight Planning

These videos walk you through flight planning and  how to re-use a flight plan. 

Camera Settings

Quality photos will ensure you get the most out of your drone flights and 3D data.  

General settings for most lighting conditions.

Settings for low light conditions common in late fall and early spring

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