Monitor Critical Information
As an industry leader in measuring and mapping, our team provides LiDAR and drone aerial data mapping services to key clients in the landfill and solid waste industry.
Our engineering team interprets the high-quality data we gather and provides an operational-based perspective to help monitor critical operational factors like density and constructed remaining airspace, arming our clients with the information they need to make important decisions about capital expenditures.
Critical Operational Calculations
Firmatek provides tailored solutions unique to your site needs. In addition to fill volumes and airspace management, our services include isopach map creation, overfill monitoring, and final cap modeling over topographic surveys. Our engineering team is proficient at integrating data from various sources into a common format that can be utilized by 3rd party consultants, surveyors, and designers. We can scan your entire site and create detailed real-time topographic maps and digital elevation models to help you better envision your site’s existing conditions.
Landfill Mapping Services
Calculations & Monitoring
Fill Volumes: We calculate the volume of material moved between scans.
Operational Density: Landfills that regularly measure their compaction density calculations tend to increase them over time.
Constructed Remaining Airspace: We can use intermediate waste grades to calculate constructed remaining airspace.
No Contact with Dangerous Materials: Drones and terrestrial lasers allow us to capture data without coming into contact with dangerous materials or walking on active areas.
No Site Walking: Our data collection tools allow us to avoid contact between our field team and any heavy equipment operating in the area.
Data Collection Tools: Our data collection tools range from terrestrial and drone-based lidar to fixed wing or copter drone-based photogrammetry, allowing us to collect data on sites regardless of their size.
Streamlined Service Provider: We offer a full spectrum of services including fill volumes and density, overfill monitoring, isopach mapping and even stockpile volume reports, allowing you to get your data and analysis from one service provider.
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