GIS Data Collection is a very broad term. GIS is the acronym for Graphic Information System; a computerized method of recording data related to positions of locations on the earth’s surface. GIS data collection is done in a variety of ways, including RTK GPS systems, regular GPS systems, and via drone flights.

Practical Uses For GIS Data Collection

GIS data is commonly used for mapping, surveying, and other applications where it’s crucial to get a highly accurate picture of an area. Timbercraft Consultation collects GIS data mainly for aggregates producers, open-pit mines, the environmental and government sectors, and construction and engineering applications.

Other uses for GIS data collection include urban planning, transport corridor planning, agricultural monitoring, or any scenario where high resolution images of the land are required.

GIS data collection was done in this case to monitor the capacity of a landfill.
One practical application for GIS data is to monitor the capacity and boundaries of a landfill site.

Lasers (Indoors, Wooded Areas)

In heavily wooded areas where drones are hampered by the tree cover, we can employ lasers to measure and calculate volumes and map locations.

Lasers are also helpful indoors, e.g. for calculating stockpile volumes in sand and salt domes.

Regular GPS:

GPS stands for Global Positioning System, involving a system of satellites that can be harnessed for accurate location images.


RTK GPS (real-time kinematics) is used to increase the accuracy of a GPS measurement.

This method uses a base station and a rover to accurately survey the area.

Drone-Captured Data

In outdoor scenarios, drones are the ideal method for capturing GIS data – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can easily and safely go where humans can’t, and are capable of excellent-quality imaging.

Timbercraft Consultation Captures GIS Data Multiple Ways

GIS data collection was applied here to map the volume of a salt dome.
We are able to calculate the volumes of indoor salt domes with a high degree of accuracy.