Recently, Compass began acquiring Trimble R10 GNSS receivers, the next generation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) survey technology. Unparalleled in GNSS field performance, these receivers include features that improve positioning and functionality in areas of poor reception. The Trimble xFill™ feature reduces downtime in the field by allowing the surveyor to continue to gather data for up to five minutes when radio or cellular signals are unavailable.
At Compass Geomatics we believe in the importance of giving back to our community. With field crews based in Slave Lake and servicing the local area, it is an integral part of our company’s community, providing not only a place of work, but also a home to several Compass employees. As such, over this past weekend Compass Geomatics Ltd. was the presenting sponsor for the Gilwood Golf & Country Club 2013 Club Championship in Lesser Slave Lake Provincial Park, Alberta. Held on September 7th and 8th, the event was a two-day tournament, consisting of 36 holes, meals, prizes and a great time for all!
At Compass Geomatics Ltd. large hydrographic surveys are completed more accurately, quickly and safely with the use of HydroLite-TM™ which combines an echo sounder for water depth data collection with a GPS receiver for horizontal data. The ideal solution for surveying significant water bodies, this technology dramatically increases the efficiency of our hydrographic survey services including tailing pond surveys, erosion monitoring surveys, and significant water crossing surveys for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) of pipelines and utility cables. At Compass Geomatics we are committed to the pursuit of constant improvement in every aspect of our business. The use of innovative technology such as the HydroLite-TM™ is vital to the achievement of this goal.
On May 3rd and 4th 2013 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta, Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta hosts the 10th Annual Cassie Campbell Street Hockey Festival, presented by Penn West Exploration. Compass Geomatics Ltd. is once again very proud to sponsor the Silent Auction which will take place throughout the event, the proceeds of which will go towards Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta and its worthy cause. “Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta provides a home away from home for out-of-town families with sick children receiving medical attention in a Calgary hospital. Though the House has grown and changed since opening in 1985, the purpose remains the same – keeping families together in a compassionate and comfortable, home-like atmosphere.” (6 February 2013, http://www.ahomeawayfromhome.org/southern/about/how-we-help.html)
For more information about this event, team registration, or how to donate a Silent Auction item please visit http://www.rmhsouthernalberta.org
Compass Geomatics Ltd. is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional land surveying and mapping services into Saskatchewan. Blake Wahl, SLS, MLS, has been hired as the Branch Manager for the new Compass office located in Regina. “We are very excited to have Blake join our team and to start operations in Saskatchewan. As a dedicated individual who has a strong repertoire of surveying and project management experience, Blake is a valuable addition to our team and we look forward to his contribution,” said Wayne Savoury, General Manager.
Compass Geomatics Ltd. announces the expansion of its crew base, recently hiring field crews in Edmonton and Olds and strengthening its overall service capacity in the Central and Southern regions of Alberta. Compass Geomatics currently has field crews located in Calgary, Olds, Red Deer, Edmonton, Whitecourt, Slave Lake and Grande Prairie. A notable addition to the Compass Geomatics team is Senior Crew Chief, Bob Gulbe. Mr. Gulbe has extensive experience in the oil and gas survey industry and has been a top Crew Chief for over 25 years. Compass Geomatics welcomes its new team members and looks forward to continued growth based on a strategic model which emphasizes the continual optimization of service to its clients.