In a complex, data intensive business like land surveying, making the most of new technological opportunities will always separate the most successful organizations from those that struggle to keep up. This is especially true when a new technology can help land surveyors save money, operate more efficiently, and get better results overall. When a single technology can do all three of these things, adopting that technology becomes a no-brainer.
This is the case when it comes to cloud computing. Although cloud has already been used with great results in a variety of industry settings, it’s especially well-suited to those who need land surveying services, so it’s no surprise that land surveyors have begun to adopt the new technology.
If you’re in the market for land survey services, read on to learn a few of the ways that working with a cloud-ready land surveyor could benefit you.
1. Get the information you need faster
With any construction project, the ability to meet deadlines is based on how well the different teams involved can communicate and share information. By storing survey data in the cloud, all of these different teams can quickly and easily access the information they need as soon as it is approved and uploaded. So, for example, if a new as-built survey is uploaded, then the project manager, the engineer, and anyone else who needs access to the information instantly has it.
It’s even possible to get some data directly from the field. Thanks to mobile technology, data can be uploaded on-site to a cloud platform, allowing near-instant access to it. This greatly increases efficiency and help ensure that projects remain on schedule.
2. An easy way to keep everyone on the same page
When multiple versions of the same document are floating around within a project team, it can never be a good thing. Unfortunately, with spread-out projects, which include workers in the office and in the field, it can sometimes be a challenge to keep everyone on the same page.
The cloud helps alleviate this problem as well. With a cloud-based project management suite, an organization can feel confident that everyone is getting the most recent version of documents and information from a single centralized location. Crucially, remote employees can upload directly to the project management platform from their mobile devices, meaning that they are never out of the loop. As a result, a land surveyor operating in the cloud should always be able to provide a single version of the truth for your project.
3. The cloud is perfect for archiving data
Need to find on older as-built survey from several years ago? If all of your survey data has been stored in the cloud, then it becomes a simple matter of logging in to your account and finding the right document. Various types of survey data can easily be archived in the cloud, meaning you don’t have to worry about it getting lost.
Since the cloud provides a single location to upload and store all data and images that are collected by a land surveyor, it can help greatly reduce the amount of rework a surveyor has to do. Any time a surveyor has to pick up on a project after a period of time, or return to an area they have already worked in, they will have instant access to all the work they have done in that area previously. As a result, they will be able to start any of your future projects with no rework, saving you time and money in the process.
To learn more about how land surveying services with a cloud-ready platform can benefit you, contact Landpoint today.