Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunneling survey solution

The collaboration is expected to focus on providing a comprehensive tunnel survey solution to increase productivity for survey service providers. A complete hardware and software solution for performing efficient tunnel construction surveys will be provided to surveyors and geospatial professionals through this collaboration.

Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunneling survey solution
Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunneling survey solution

Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop collaborate on tunneling survey solution

Spectra Geospatial announced that it is entering into a collaboration with Aplitop. The collaboration is expected to focus on providing a comprehensive tunnel survey solution to increase productivity for survey service providers. A complete hardware and software solution for performing efficient tunnel construction surveys will be provided to surveyors and geospatial professionals through this collaboration.

Combining the accuracy and speed of the Spectra Focus 35 robotic total station with the simple workflows of Aplitop TcpTUNNEL, running on the ST10 or Ranger 7 data collector, will enable tunnel surveyors to perform excavation control, automated survey and stakeout of tunnel cross-sections. In the office, data and designs can be transferred smoothly between TcpTUNNEL CAD, a plug-in for several CAD platforms, and TcpTUNNEL field software.

The Spectra Geospatial and Aplitop solution provide a full-featured workflow for tunnel constructions surveys including:

  • Definition of the project design elements such as alignments and templates that can be easily transferred between the field and office
  • Efficient tunnel drill and blast set-out as well as reporting on the difference to design positions
  • Automated data collection for the quality control of tunnel excavation process using cutting-edge tracking mode
  • Accurate stake out of key design features and anchor bolts along the tunnel alignment
  • Graphical reporting of the differences between design and survey data to calculate over and underbreak volumes and areas to ensure design conformity

According to a report by GISuser, Olivier Casabianca, vice president of Spectra Geospatial said that collaborating with Aplitop enables Spectra Geospatial to provide customers with a world-class tunneling solution to increase productivity working in underground environments.

They expect to see the combination improve the tunnel construction process by providing customers with increased confidence in the field and streamlining final deliverable creation in the office.

Francisco Navarrete, general manager of Aplitop mentioned that they are excited to partner with Spectra Geospatial to introduce a solution for tunnel construction professionals. He added that he believes that this combined solution enables professionals to leverage the speed and accuracy of Spectra Geospatial total stations with the simplicity of the TcpTUNNEL portfolio.