Surveying & Mapping

Our surveying crews are equipped with the latest Trimble Data Collection Systems including Trimble R10 GPS bundles, S6 and S8 Trimble Robotic Total Stations, and rotary and fixed wing UAVs. All of our party chiefs are well versed in setup and operation of both Conventional and GPS equipment.

Surveyors at Wood Rodgers have a strong understanding of the importance of working cooperatively with contractors, public agencies, and engineers to help create and build a successful project. Wood Rodgers provides independent and internal surveying and mapping support services.

An 8-foot wide drone for running aerial surveys with LiDAR

Our Aviation Services Include

Topographic and Boundary Surveys

Identify and accurately define difficult terrain features using equipment appropriate for the site conditions. Our work products are produced in 3-dimensional surface terrain maps ready for incorporation into the latest design and analysis platforms including AutoCAD 3D, GIS ArcMap, and a full suite of numerical modeling applications.

Aerial Mapping

Deploying both fixed wing and multi-rotor aircraft for site reconnaissance, aerial photography, photogrammetry, LiDAR, and topographic surveying and mapping. The ability of an unmanned system to capture aerial imagery and 3D spatial data provides accurate, safe, and economical information in support of engineering analysis and design. In addition, we utilize crewed, fixed wing aircraft with large format sensors for wide area mapping applications.

Mapping Services

Topographic and boundary mapping, American Land Title Association (ALTA) survey, plats, Records of Survey, parcel maps, final maps, lot line adjustments, condominium maps, and annexation maps.

Geospatial Services

Provide aerial remote sensing and deploying other ground-based sensors and services, including mobile LiDAR for transportation / roadway type projects and terrestrial laser scanning for building infrastructure and BIM modelling

Construction Surveys

Construction staking, quality-assurance surveys, control point establishment, quantities calculations for progress payments.


Rochester Mine POA 11 Project

Lovelock, Nevada

The largest surveying contract in the Reno office, Wood Rodgers was retained to provide numerous surveying activities for this on-call contract. For over 30 months Wood Rodgers had a survey crew permanently based at the site supporting ongoing construction. These activities include as-built surveys on excavation and finished grade pads. Construction layout and QA surveys on slabs and footings for buildings, crushers, and conveyors. Regularly scheduled and as requested volume surveys performed with both ground and aerial survey methods. Quarterly aerial surveys for environmental monitoring and disturbance reports

Anaconda Mine

Yerington, Nevada

Wood Rodgers provided aerial mapping services for this 6,000-acre former copper mine, the Anaconda Mine site. The Anaconda mine has a productive mining history, but recently has a trouble past of environmental neglect. Aerial topographic and planimetric mapping, along with orthorectified imagery was provided to develop maps being used for environmental remediation and clean-up. An unmanned Aerial System (UAS) was used to collect survey-grade data in the difficult and variable terrain where traditional survey methods would cause safety issues and lengthy delivery times. Our team was able to save time, save budget, develop methods to accomplish the task(s) under adverse conditions, with data that is verified by licensed land surveyors and certified photogrammetrists. The environmental clean-up of this site has been in the public eye and Wood Rodgers sincerely hopes these mapping products will help engineers mitigate the adverse conditions at this mine and the surrounding community.