13 July 2017

LANDSLIDE IN POINTE-LEBEL : lIDAR AND AERIAL IMAGERY REQUESTED

  Géolocation expertise was again selected for a LiDAR survey and aerial photography after a landslide that happened in Baie-Comeau on May 28, 2017 at around 13:00. To sum up, the event was characterized by the disconnection of a linear section of about sixty meters, forcing the evacuation of three residences in Pointe-Lebel.   For […]

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13 July 2017

GÉOLOCATION SELECTED BY MTMDET

Photo taken during land survey carried out for the MTMDET in Saint-Casimir   Recently, Géolocation was selected by Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports du Québec (MTMDET) trough a public tender for a three-year open contract to carry out land survey and ancillary work related to road infrastructure projects […]

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12 July 2017

OUR SAFETY AND QUALITY STANDARDS CLAIMED ON ISNETWORLD PLATFORM

From now, Géolocation is one of the 65 000 contractors and suppliers from ISNetworld platform, the leader in contractor and supplier management for activities on more than 85 countries.  With a consolidated information database regularly updated by several contractors, anyone can easily check if a firm matches perfectly their safety and quality standards.  For transparency […]

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4 July 2017

UAVs : a judicious solution for land surveying, LiDAR and imagery

Infinite JIB Surveyor 630 UAV UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) continues to be integrated to land surveying and more broadly to the acquisition of geospatial data. This technology is changing quickly and the applications for UAVs in these fields are better identified and controlled. A drone, with an integrated system for imagery and/or LiDAR (both can […]

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21 April 2017

3D POWER IN FORENSICS TEAM

  With today’s successful series  featuring forensics teams like NCIS, Experts and Dexter, we are often surprised by the ever-growing proportion of new technologies involved within a profession that works a lot in the field. We will see that this is not incompatible, on the contrary. For some years now, the market for advanced technologies […]

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21 April 2017

PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND AUGMENTED REALITY FOR HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT

  Photogrammetry allows the three-dimensional reconstruction (3D) of an item, for example a place, a building, or an object like a statue, for purposes of inventory, monitoring, tracking, analyzing … all this from photographs. In the field of heritage and archeology, availability of imagery makes possible the restoration works of art or historical buildings in […]

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28 March 2017

Impact Management During Natural Disaster

Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster, July 2013   When the notification of natural disaster is declared, priority number one is the safety of the people and it is essential to take action quickly to maximize the chances of rescuing and moving them to safe places. Beyond the persons, the concern then goes to the human facilities and the […]

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27 March 2017

GÉOLOCATION QUALIFIED FOR NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA

  As part of a request for supply arrangement and production of Geospatial data for Natural Resources Canada, we have received a qualification contract to participate in the validation and structuring process of the NHN (National Hydro Network). Géolocation’s expertise and understanding of technical specifications of the Canadian Center for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) […]

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27 March 2017

3D Scan at Neuville Church, Edifice Listed as Historical Monument

At the beginning of 2017, Géolocation’s team has been commissioned to carry out a 3D scan of the floor of the church Saint-François-de-Sales in Neuville. The church is currently undergoing major rehabilitation work to integrate new service spaces for citizens. While maintaining an area for church services, a library and multifunctional spaces will be created. […]

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27 March 2017

CANADA’S SURVEYORS in Ottawa – GÉOLOCATION Was There

On March 1st and 2nd, the National Surveyors Conference was held at the Shaw Center in Ottawa, gathering the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS), the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS) and the Order of Quebec Land Surveyors (OAGQ). This was a one of a kind event for Canada’s 150th anniversary. It has highlighted […]

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17 February 2017

RBQ Licence : 5718-5530-01

Géolocation is holder of an RBQ license (Régie du bâtiment du Québec). Thanks to this certification, we are able to bid, organize, coordinate, execute and enforce survey work on a construction site. These mandates may relate to civil engineering works such as the construction of infrastructures, for example : highways, bridges, viaducts, dams, mine sites and […]

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20 December 2016

BATHYMETRY EQUIPMENTS FOR OBJECT DETECTION

Bathymetry is a vast field that integrates a multitude of technologies. Whether a hydrological study is conducted on a river, mapping of an area of the ocean floor is required for a pipeline construction or a navigation canal needs an inspection for potential obstacles, several solutions are applicable. Among the frequently used equipments in bathymetry […]

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20 December 2016

3D LASER SCANNER FOR BIM PROJECTS

The 3D laser scanner, or terrestrial LiDAR, is a widely used technology by numerous industries. However, its adoption by the AEC sector (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) is quite recent. It’s clear that the potential benefits of the 3D scanner, when applied to the design, construction, operations, maintenance, change of usage, renovation or even demolition phases […]

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20 December 2016

GÉOLOCATION SELECTED BY AÉROPORT DE QUÉBEC INC.

Géolocation is very proud to have been selected for the quality of its offer during the accreditation process for professionnal services in surveying required to support Aéroport de Québec inc. in the huge upcoming development projects at Québec’s Jean-Lesage international airport (YQB). Over the next few years, several construction projects will be conducted at YQB, […]

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20 December 2016

ORTHOMOSAICS FOR THREE NEW CITIES THANKS TO GEOLOCATION!

After Québec, Granby and Shawinigan in 2015, Géolocation has been awarded a contract of aerial imagery and orthophotography for the cities of Chibougamau, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and Rimouski, at a ground resolution of 5 and 6 cm, with more than 3000 photos. The purpose was the production of an orthomosaic, which means an image geometrically corrected such […]

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16 December 2016

ORTHOMOSAICS FOR TWO NEW CITIES THANKS TO GEOLOCATION!

After Québec, Montréal, Granby and Shawinigan in 2015, Géolocation has been awarded a contract of aerial imagery and orthophotography for both the cities of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and Rimouski, at a ground resolution of 5 and 6 cm, with more than 3000 photos. The purpose was the production of an orthomosaic, which means an image geometrically corrected […]

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2 September 2016

LIDAR AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY, TWO ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR MINING AND EXPLORATION

In 2016, Géolocation was much involved in exploratory projects by realizing basic maps for potential mining sites. Is this the sign of an economic recovery? At the exploration stage , our customers in the mining industry use our products derived from LiDAR data and aerial imagery to acquire a good knowledge of the topography , […]

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2 September 2016

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING – MANY EMERGING/GROWING APPLICATIONS

Always keeping abreast of technological developments in geomatics and as an integrator of innovative solutions , Géolocation offers its customers the ability to use imagery with a high spectral resolution (also known as hyperspectral imaging and hyperspectral remote sensing), which is particularly useful for the exploration of natural resources and environmental monitoring . Through the […]

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1 September 2016

PHOTOGRAMMETRY AS A SUPPORT TO THE ACHIVEMENT OF SURVEY MAPS FOR THE MINISTÈRE DES TRANSPORTS, DE LA MOBILITÉ DURABLE ET DE L’ÉLECTRIFICATION DES TRANSPORTS / MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION

Prior to any development project related to road transport, the involvement of the land-surveyor is required for the production of plans showing the accurate mapping of the territory, the topography and the existing land registry. The realization of conventional land surveys involving access to road allowances may be binding, especially along the main highways and […]

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31 August 2016

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE COMMUNAUTÉ MÉTROPOLITAINE DE MONTRÉAL / MONTRÉAL METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY 2015-2016

During the summer 2015, Géolocation successfully completed the project of multispectral digital imagery of the territory of the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) at a resolution of 24 cm. More recently, we also have successfully completed the mandate of low-resolution aerial photography of the CMM territory in spring 2016 (no leaves in the trees and no […]

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20 April 2016

Bathymetric Survey on Ice

In the winter of 2016, Géolocation performed an outstanding bathymetric project in a river with ice condition. The project consisted in a topographic study for the replacement of two water main west of the Accalmie Bridge, Central Boulevard, Quebec city. The construction of the new line under the river bottom, using directional drilling, needed a […]

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20 April 2016

Topo-Bathymetric Aerial LiDAR Survey

Géolocation has from now on access to a LiDAR system that is comprised of a topographic laser and a bathymetric laser scanner unit capable of modeling seafloor and lakes up to a 15 m depth range. This technology will permit us to offer our clients an advantageous option regarding site location and size. This unit […]

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20 April 2016

We’ll Be There : Canadian Institute of Geomatics

We have been invited to attend the Canadian Institute of Geomatics happy hour classic, a networking activity for the geomatics community that will take place on April 21st 2016 at the Citadel of Québec. This post is also available in: French

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20 April 2016

Safety First: e-RAILSAFE Certification

Géolocation is proud to announce to its clients that it now holds the e-RAILSAFE certification that will permit it to serve and work with the major North-American railway companies. This certification demonstrates our competence as far as health and safety are concerned which will ensure the reliability of our field crews at railway sites. This […]

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20 April 2016

Géolocation Providing Services to Actuaries

Géolocation produces georeferenced digital data for its clients to be used for forecast, analyse and report on managing natural disaster impacts. Geomatics are a set of tools for hydrodynamic simulation of area flooding. The digital terrain models that we produce will be used to provide, for insurance purposes amongst others, flooding maps and land impacts […]

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20 April 2016

We’ll be there : Quebec Municipal Geomatics Association

On May 5th 2016 at the Manoir Montmorency, Géolocation will attend the next AGMQ seminar that will address climate changes and the use of Geomatics tools to evaluate them.  For more information on this event visit the website http://www.agmq.qc.ca/english.aspx. This post is also available in: French

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1 April 2016

Géolocation once again on a sweeping tour of Quebec’s Northern villages

Géolocation received the mandate to carry out aerial photography of Quebec’s 13 Northern villages as well as the gathering of LiDAR data of 11 airports.  As part of the task, Géolocation is to produce orthophotographs.  More specifically for the airports located within these communities, this will include digital terrain models as well as base cartography.  […]

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9 December 2015

Vegetation Control

For owners of pipelines, electrical power transmission and distribution lines, as well as hydro electric dams and electrical substations, it is paramount to ensure the control of vegetation in the corridor right-of-ways.  Through LiDAR data and aerial photography, Géolocation performs specific data processing allowing  its clients to analyze the height and type of vegetation cover, […]

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9 December 2015

Road Infrastructures

Géolocation does a considerable amount of survey work for the construction, maintenance or replacement of road infrastructures, contracting work for territorial branches of the Quebec Department of Transportation as well as various municipalities.  Major projects included the Laurentian Highway, the extension of the Robert-Bourassa Highway, Highway 389 connecting the Manicouagan Reservoir, as well as the […]

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9 December 2015

Bathymetric Surveys

For three decades now, Géolocation has been active in providing bathymetric surveys to the highest standards.  These surveys are key to knowing what are the land features of our waterways. We maintain our bathymetric equipement with great care to ensure they are safely used and can be deployed rapidly in case of emergencies.  These precautionary […]

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25 May 2015

Oil and Gas Exploration

Géolocation is looking forward to contributing our surveying and mapping expertise in oil and gas exploration, production and transportation for upcoming oil and gas projects in Quebec.  In the last two years, we have provided our expertise for a number of projects, including the Quebec and New-Brunswick portions of the TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline, the […]

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20 May 2015

Conferences and Events

With a view to stay alert and meet the growing needs of our clients, Géolocation is taking part year after year in a number of major events and conferences.  Recently, we took part in the 2015 Pipeline Workshop in Banff, Alberta, in the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Spring Meeting in Quebec City, as well […]

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20 May 2015

Focus on Nunavut

Géolocation is setting itself apart in the areas of aerial image acquisition and the delivery of map  based data for major mining projects.  These include the Renard Project for Stornoway Diamond Corporation and the Arnaud Mining Project on Quebec’s North Shore.  Géolocation is also looking forward to bring its surveying experience for an ongoing mining […]

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19 May 2015

Vidéotron Centre, Quebec City’s new amphitheatre

Géolocation is proud to participate in the construction of Quebec City’s Vidéotron Centre scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.  Our most recent contribution to this project consisted in carrying out the control surveys to ensure the National Hockey League standards were being met in the installation of the hockey rink boards, should an […]

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19 May 2015

Updating the orthophotos of your area

Géolocation will soon take on the task of producing colour orthophotos of the municipalities of Québec, Shawinigan and Granby.  By taking high resolution colour infrared orthophotos with a multispectral UltraCam large format camera we will provide base mapping updates that will also allow the taking of biological inventories to better understand the sensitive habitats within […]

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12 December 2014

Cycling along the St-Lawrence River, a winning partnership

It is with great pride and satisfaction that we successfully completed a pamphlet and thematic map of cycling routes for tourism along the St-Lawrence River.  Our client, « Le Saint-Laurent à vélo », is offering these tourist routes to cycling enthusiasts.  Mario Belley and Belen Varas, the bicycle travel and tourism experts behind this project, are offering cycling […]

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12 December 2014

Drone Overflights

Within the scope of services provided by Géolocation, we consider the use of drones in some of our projects.  We are taking the necessary actions to ensure the safe and legal use of these unmanned aerial vehicles.  We also require that air operation certificates authorizing the use of drones be obtained before we proceed to […]

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10 December 2014

Social housing and community support

Géolocation has been involved for a number of years in social and community housing projects.  Whether in building renovation, refurbishing or new development projects, Géolocation’s professionals and technicians are making an important contribution through their expertise.  This year alone, our organization participated in no fewer than ten projects, including in the new cutting-edge Québec City […]

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10 December 2014

At Géolocation, security is paramount

Our projects include through logistics planning.  The development of security plans to the highest standards in the industry before we deploy our teams on the ground represents a fundamental part of our corporate culture.  We communicate and emphasize the importance of security in a number of ways, including through the organization of security prevention staff […]

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10 December 2014

Géolocation is now ISO 9001:2008 certified

Géolocation has adhered to the ISO international quality standards since 1996.  Our organization has now achieved the ISO 9001:2008 standards.  This certification involves a series of procedures that are being followed depending on the type of activity.  Technical and administrative work for our projects hinges on these operational standards, tools and procedures. To ensure the […]

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10 December 2014

Around the clock

Géolocation’s quality service reputation is now firmly established with all of our clients.  We have set our high level of excellence in responding and following up rapidly to operational issues by offering to clients who make it a requirement an emergency call service around the clock.  In the last few years, we responded to a […]

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29 April 2014

New Innovative Tool in the Management of Resources

Last winter, Géolocation achieved an innovation milestone through the development of a powerful inventory management  tool using LiDAR data.  This new tool can be used for multiple resource inventory, including highway marking.  We created this tool from our experience in the handling and processing of LiDAR data, as well as our expertise with other geomatics […]

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29 April 2014

Photos and LiDAR 2014

We welcome all of your projects during 2014, from the smallest assignments to the most ambitious endeavours! Thanks to our knowhow and experience, we can be part of your success in these projects.  Again this year, Géolocation is taking on a number of major projects and we are making available to our customers UltraCam digital […]

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22 April 2014

GeoConference 2014

GeoConference 2014 is the year’s most important event for the “geocommunity” of Quebec, Canada and the world.  It will provide a unique opportunity for reflection, training, sharing and discussion on the future of land management and geomatics in Quebec and around the world.   A large number of participants are expected to attend this five-day event, […]

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22 April 2014

Geomatics and Telecommunications

Géolocation offers surveying services in the telecom field throughout the province of Quebec.  Our firm’s Geomatics department is also very active in bringing up-to-date map based data, in particular for telecommunications networks extensions.  Since its founding, Géolocation has achieved a position of leader in the development of geomatics in Quebec and maintains a reputation of […]

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25 November 2013

Tridimensional Interactive Plan

LiDAR data and aerial photos are increasingly available throughout the province. This data provides a wealth of information that can be put into tridimensional interactive scale models. Géolocation provides to our clients virtual plans and 3D videos allowing various stakeholders to better understand and visualize land data. For further information, do not hesitate to contact […]

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25 November 2013

Géolocation Is Getting into the Petroleum Sector!

Inspite of these tougher economic times, Géolocation has not had any time to rest.  This past spring and summer, Géolocation has been involved in the important Enbridge Line 9 Reversing Project. Géolocation is also actively involved in the TransCanada Corp. Energy East Pipeline Project. This post is also available in: French

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24 November 2013

172 Digital Terrain Models

Last spring, Géolocation successfully completed an important culvert survey project for the Quebec Ministry of Transportation on highway 389, between Baie-Comeau and Manic 5, in the North-Shore administrative region.  Géolocation’s expertise in digital terrain models (DTM) that meet the standards of the Quebec Ministry of Transportation was invaluable in taking on this mandate. This post […]

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21 November 2013

Our Head Office Is Moving!

On November 22, 2013, the head office of Géolocation will move to its new location at 1405, boulevard central, Québec, G1P 0A7. Through the acquisition of a new building we have increased the size of our workplace and redesigned our offices to better serve our customers while providing a more convivial working environment to our […]

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28 May 2013

Category I Land Surveying Project – Ivujivik

At the beginning of 2013, Géolocation completed and delivered final documents for the surveying of Category I lands in the Inuit village of Ivujivik.  This village, Quebec’s most Northerly community, is located on the Strait of Hudson, some 2,000 kilometers from Québec City.  This project, carried out way outside major urban centers, shows the extent […]

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28 May 2013

Job Opportunities at Géolocation

Our firm is currently seeking legal survey technicians, computation technicians and researchers to work in land surveying analysis.  Géolocation is open to remote work for staff established in the regions.  Do not hesitate to refer potential candidates to our firm.  Resumes can be sent to the following email address: info@geolocation.ca . This post is also […]

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20 May 2013

Aerial Surveying already programmed for 2013

Currently, we have already received work orders for projects totalling 18,000 square kilometers (including aerial photography and Lidar surveys) across a number of Quebec’s administrative regions. Do not hesitate to contact us for all your data acquisition needs during 2013 and for the years ahead. This post is also available in: French

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15 May 2013

Géolocation now has presence in the Charlevoix Region

Géolocation recently opened a new branch office in the Charlevoix Region.  This new branch office reflects our goal to provide a range of services in sync with the needs of our customers.  For all your needs in Charlevoix, do not hesitate to contact our regional director Hélène Thivierge, land-surveyor, at the following email address: hthivierge@geolocation.ca […]

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5 May 2013

Géolocation in Western Canada

Throughout 2012 and at the beginning of 2013, Géolocation had presence in Northern Alberta through its participation in a number of surveying projects.  Our involvement in these projects allowed us to consolidate our assets (expertise, experience and certification) in the area of natural resources exploitation, more specifically in the oil and gas sector. This post […]

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2 May 2013

Objectif Nord Conference

In April 2013, Géolocation participated in the Conference Objectif Nord organized by the business journal Les Affaires at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City.  Our participation in this event allowed us to learn about the Government of Quebec’s most up-to-date positions with regard to development projects in Quebec’s Far North.  It also provided us an […]

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7 January 2013

Amphithéâtre Multifonctionnel de Québec

Throughout the fall of 2012, GÉOLOCATION carried out successfully a number of surveying works as part of the new Quebec City amphitheatre building project.  We are proud to have been selected by the Quebec City multi-purpose amphitheatre building project team.  Through our delivery of professional surveying services, it gave us the opportunity to contribute to […]

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17 December 2012

Two ground-breaking geodesic projects in Quebec

GÉOLOCATION completed in 2012 two important geodetic projects for the Quebec Department of Natural Resources: The first project consisted in the observation and establishment of the precise coordinates of 13 survey benchmarks scattered in 13 Northern communities of Nunavik. The second project, consisting in the determination of another 13 survey benchmarks, was located on Quebec’s […]

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10 December 2012

LiDAR 2012

During 2012, GÉOLOCATION carried out successfully a number of projects using the LiDAR technology. As part of these projects, our company covered thousands of square kilometers mainly in Quebec to do work for both public and private organizations.  The quality of our services and of the data we provided, as well as the timeliness of […]

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3 December 2012

Aerial Photography during 2012

During 2012 we carried out a number of projects in aerial photography, orthophotography mapping, as well as digital mapping.  These projects were carried out from the air, with or without map sheets, and at varying scales and resolutions, based on the needs of our clients.  We will endeavour to continue serving you in this regard […]

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26 November 2012

Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (AEMQ)

In November of 2012, GÉOLOCATION participated in the annual convention of the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association held at the Château Frontenac in Quebec City.  This event was an opportunity for our enterprise to reach out and introduce ourselves to new clients in the mining field.  Our participation in this forum was made the more successful […]

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16 November 2012

High Precision Geodetic Network in Northern Quebec

In the winter of 2012, GÉOLOCATION carried out the geodetic observations with a view to establish the Northern Quebec High Precision Network.  In total, 13 Northern communities were visited and 89 vectors were observed using dual frequency GPS receivers.  Our business experience as well as carefully planned logistics were key to our success in this […]

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16 November 2012

Domaine Charlevoix : Cartography of New Holiday Resort

During the summer of 2012, GÉOLOCATION provided detailed cartography for a new holiday resort comprised of 171 housing lots overlooking the Saint-Lawrence River, using aerial photography and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data. The Domaine Charlevoix project, straddling the municipalities of Baie-Saint-Paul and Les Éboulements in the Charlevoix Region, was announced in October 2012 by […]

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16 November 2012

The Charlevoix Massif

In September of 2012, GÉOLOCATION was selected to carry out technical and land surveying work as part of the real estate development project of the Charlevoix Massif. Currently at the planning stage, this development project scattered across all of the mountain terrain, is foreseeing the construction of some 500 housing units in the coming years.  […]

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5 September 2012

Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune

In the spring of 2012, the Quebec Ministère des Ressources Naturelles et de la Faune gave us the mandate to do GPS observations and data processing to establish the High Precision Geodetic Network in 13 Inuit communities of Quebec’s High North.  The mandate set out by the Direction de la Référence Géodésique (DRG) called for […]

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5 September 2012

VisionGÉOMATIQUE 2012 Symposium

We will take part on October 17 and 18 to the symposium VisionGÉOMATIQUE 2012, held in the municipality of Saguenay.  This event is organized by the AGMQ and the Quebec chapter of the The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo-qc).  For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.visiongeomatique.com This post is also available in: French

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5 September 2012

Annual Conference of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association (QOGA)

GÉOLOCATION will take part in the fourth annual conference of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association (QOGA) which will be held on October 21, 22 and 23, at the Montreal Bonaventure Hilton.  The theme of the conference was “Quebec’s Economy is Channelled Through All Energies”. This post is also available in: French

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4 September 2012

Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec

The 44th annual convention of the Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec will be held September 27-30, 2012, with participation by professional members of our staff. This post is also available in: French

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29 August 2012

Éole Trade Show

GÉOLOCATION took part in the Éole Trade Show which was held on August 29, 2012, at the Château Mont-Saint-Anne, in Beaupré, Québec.  The event was organized by Éole Québec, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the development of the wind power industry in Québec.  For more information about Éole Québec, please visit their […]

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