Surveying & CAD – Geomatics
Surveying plays a key role for mapping and analysis. Topcon total stations are used to collect precise measurements of artifacts and features within archaeological sites. These data, often coupled with GPS data, allow subsequent analysis in GIS or remote-sensing software, as well as the creation of highly detailed plans and maps using CAD. In addition to delineating building and structure plans, CAD is used for mapping archaeological sites, especially at a large scale, as well as for creating soil and site profiles. We have undertaken numerous large and significant drafting projects meeting and setting the highest standards of quality, as illustrated by our numerous HABS/HAER drawings. In fact, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. was the first firm to have its CAD drawings accepted for HABS/HAER recordation by the National Park Service. We use Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley MicroStation to create site maps and to process total station site survey data. In addition to CAD, Canvas, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator supplement our graphics production.