Today’s business environment requires the organization, analysis and presentation of large amounts of data. If this data is retrieved and presented properly with just the right technology, critical decisions regarding lands, resources and facilities can be made with much more clarity. Our team will supply you with the geographic (“spatial”) attributes and relationships required for intelligent planning.


Midwest Surveys’ GIS team can support clients’ initiatives through data development, translation, warehousing, integration or on-line access through MSIMap, Midwest’s complimentary online mapping solution.


  • Composite Mapping
  • Pipeline Integrity & Construction Programs
  • Facilities Site Planning & Route Selection
  • Access Mapping & Planning
  • Mapping for Regulatory Approvals
  • Aerial Photography & Satellite Imagery
  • Emergency Response Mapping & Notification
  • CAD to GIS Projects


MSI Map is Midwest Surveys’ comprehensive and exclusive web-based GIS software solution available at no additional cost to Midwest Clients. Our GIS team works collaboratively to build client driven applications that are fully customizable based on individual project needs.

MSI Map provides information that is crucial to the success of your project thanks to its base data and over 20 layers of additional data. Custom analysis tools such as the Well Lease Placement tool, Right of Way Construction (ROW) tool, and Constraints Buffer tool assist in intelligent decision making resulting in reduced costs.


  • Plan Well and Pipeline Locations
    • Draw, Edit & Analyze
    • Measure Distances, to Nearby Features
    • Generate Crossing Reports
    • View Hydrology
    • Convert Sketches to .PDF

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or Drone)

    The addition of UAVs to our operations allows us to collect survey grade aerial imagery and create 3D terrain models in an efficient and accurate manner.



    • Orthomosaic or Georeferenced Imagery
    • 3D Point Clouds
    • 3D Models of Landscapes | Structures
    • Bare Earth Hillshades
    • Contours & Surfaces
    • Distance Measurements
    • Area & Volume Calculations
    • 3D Fly Through Tours
    • HD Still Images & Video of Sites

        3D Laser Scanning

        Our scanning technology provides a realistic view of site conditions, capturing every detail with high accuracy. Additionally, photos can be captured following a scan and photo-realistic colors can be applied to the point clouds.


        • Orthomosaic or Georeferenced Imagery
        • 3D Point Clouds
        • 3D Models of Landscapes | Structures
        • Bare Earth Hillshades
        • Contours & Surfaces
        • Distance Measurements
        • Area & Volume Calculations
        • 3D Fly Through Tours
        • HD Still Images & Video of Sitesubstations

            UAV LiDAR

            Our aerial LiDAR sensor is capable of recording 240,000 points per second to produce extraordinarily detailed point clouds. It provides a realistic view of site conditions, capturing detail to a combined system accuracy of +/-5cm. The on-board 24MP camera simultaneously captures images during flight allowing us to generate orthorectified aerial imagery and apply photo-realistic colours to the point clouds. In ideal conditions, surveys of up to 100ha./day can be completed.


            • Surface as-builts of construction worksites and right-of-way
            • Earthwork applications such as volumetric calculations, detailed
              digital terrain models, and hazardous slope mapping
            • High resolution photogrammetric orthorectified aerial imagery
            • Ground elevations through dense tree cover
            • Access to fast, cloud-based 3D point cloud visualizer software with
              multiple viewing options and measuring tools available
            • Integration of as-built surfaces with existing webmap and 3D virtual
              twin products

              3D Modelling for Site & Earthworks Planning

              Midwest Surveys’ 3D Modelling Team saves time and money, providing successful planning and completion of earthworks projects. 

              Our high quality front end 3D Modelling is an innovative solution to conceptual earthworks planning. Unlike conventional design methods, 3D Modelling is developed to clients’ specifications, resulting in field construction cost reduction and project schedule optimization. At Midwest, we can assist with grading for facility pads, access roads, pipeline corridors, retention ponds and other facilities.


              Terrain Modelling
              • Original Ground
              • Drainage Analysis
              • Slope Analysis
              • Profiles
              • Cross Sections
              Surface Design
              • Pad Sites
              • Borrow Pits
              • Road Corridors
              • Pipeline Corridors
              • Machine Control Surfaces
              • 3D Models
              Volume Calculations
              • Cut/Fill Balance
              • Water Retention
              • Gravel Pits
              • Volume Calculation Report
              Post Construction Analysis
              • Design | As-Built Comparison
              • 3D Fly Throughs



              Project Planning

              • Oil & Gas: Right-of-Way Planning, Lease Planning
              • Power Lines: Right-of-Way Planning, Convergence of Vegetation, Catenary Calculations
              • Telecommunications – Right-of-Way Planning, Obstruction Analysis (Line of Sight)
              • Transportation: Mapping, Profiles, Cross Sections, Cut & Fill Volumes, Planning
              • Environmental Monitoring: Vegetation Density, Shoreline Mapping
              • Forestry: Tree Height, Vegetation Density
              • Mining: Volume Calculations, Environmental Impact
              • Municipal Developments: Grading, Drainage, Contours, Planning, Visual Impact Assessment

                Speak to one of our experts regarding your next project

                Michael Vogel

                403 244 7471

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