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Find the Best Surveying Solutions For You

The foundation of our surveying and mapping practice is built around an appreciation of boundaries and the preservation of property rights. Since 1913, TBS has been surveying the land and waterways in and around our communities, bringing innovation, efficiency, and accuracy to every project.

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Men surveying to prepare to lay pipeline

Surveying Solutions

  • GPS (Static, Differential, RTK)
  • Construction Layout / Monitoring
  • Air & Land Base LiDAR
  • 3D Laser Scanning & Modeling
  • Dimensional Control Surveys
  • Control Monumentation
  • Civil / Topographic
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Boundary / Alta
  • Land Base Maps / Right of Way
  • Monitoring & Baseline Assessment (Planning)
  • Depth of Cover Survey
  • Interval Survey – Pig Run
  • Navigable Waterways Inspection
  • Anomaly Stakeout
  • Offshore Marine Positioning
  • Operations & Maintenance Management Damage Prevention
  • Inspection Schedule Tracking
  • Mapping, GIS & Data Management
  • One Calls
  • As-Built Drawings / Survey
  • Construction Staking
  • Data Management
  • Pipeline Integrity Surveys and Solutions
  • Underwater Acoustic Positioning
  • ROV & Dive Support
  • DP Vessel Positioning
  • Pipeline and Cable Lay Supports
  • Position Pipeline Tow Outs
  • Structure Positioning
  • Sonar Surveys
  • Multi-beam Surveys
  • Gyrocompass Calibration Surveys
  • DGPS Healthcheck Surveys
  • Surveys using RTK GPS
  • Mars System – Remote Unmanned Positioning System
  • High Resolution Multi-beam Survey
  • Pre & Post Dredge Survey
  • Dock & Salvage Inspection
  • Search & Rescue Survey
  • Navigable Waterway Crossing Inspection
  • Pipeline Pre-Lay & Route Survey
  • Shallow Hazards Survey
  • Pipeline Inspection
  • Archaeological Resource Survey
  • Habitat and Seafloor Classification Survey
  • Near Shore & Beach Approach Hydrographic Survey
  • Site Assessments
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Engineering & Construction
  • Asset Inventory
  • Site & Facility Inspections
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Coastal Restoration
  • Route & Infrastructure Planning
  • Plant Stress Analysis
  • Photogrammetry
  • LiDAR
  • Multispectral Thermal
  • 4K Video
  • Aerial Photography
  • 3D Modeling
  • Registered Point Cloud Data
  • 2D Plan View Drawings
  • Volumetric Calculations
  • Web-Based Viewer
  • Industrial Measurement
  • Piping
  • Alignment
  • Offshore
  • Fabrications
  • Subsea Component

Surveying Solutions

Find the Solution for You

  • Boundary & Topographic Surveying

    We use the most up-to-date, efficient methods for collecting and staking data points for property and topographic surveys.

  • Asset Integrity & Waterway Inspection

    Our team stays on top of all of the current regulations regarding asset integrity and manageable waterway crossing requirements, allowing us to create fully customized solutions for our clients.

  • Hydrographic & Geophysical Surveying

    Our hydrographic surveying team inspects conditions on the seafloor and investigates any existing obstructions underwater, and is also capable of keeping an eye out for better search, rescue and recovery operations.

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

    This is a relatively new and rapidly evolving technology and surveying process, which involves the use of unmanned drones for safely and rapidly collecting large amounts of information.

  • Marine Positioning

    Our marine positioning services feature an extensive GIS and AutoCAD database of onshore, shelf and offshore wells, pipeline and platform data and hazard locations.

  • Laser Scanning

    Our 3D laser scanning services are the most advanced, efficient method of collecting survey measurements for a wide range of projects.

  • Dimensional Control Survey

    Dimensional control surveying allows our team to provide our clients with real-time, three-dimensional surveying results out in the field. It’s instant surveying information you would not get with many other types of surveying applications.

Project Spotlights

See all of our latest projects in our full project portfolio

Frequently Asked Questions

What are marine positioning surveys?2020-07-28T08:36:23-05:00

Marine positioning surveys are frequently used for offshore applications before the installation of pipelines, positioning of rigs or installation of cables. The technology used in the process must be able to overcome challenges such as water depth and adverse weather conditions.

What’s involved in a laser scanning survey?2020-07-28T08:35:38-05:00

3D laser scanning surveys have become more popular in recent years as the technology has continued to evolve and improve. This process involves shining a reflectorless laser over a surface to collect 3D data, which is captured by a sensor that gets mounted in the laser scanner. The survey points collected all combine to form a point cloud capable of accurately representing the surveyed surface.

What are the benefits of unmanned drone surveying?2020-07-28T08:36:53-05:00

TBS uses Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for certain types of surveying projects. This involves using drone technology to fly over areas to collect the information needed for the survey. This is a highly beneficial process because it allows larger amounts of information to be collected in shorter amounts of time, and also allows surveyors to get easier access to areas that might be otherwise difficult to reach.

How do surveyors establish where boundary lines are located?2020-07-28T08:33:49-05:00

Establishing existing boundaries will involve the use of a variety of processes, including research of existing data like land plots and charts, as well as using science and technology to conduct precise measurements.

Customer Satisfaction

We let our customers speak for us

“ As a Landman, I have worked on projects with T Baker Smith for many years. I continue to utilize their services because they are professional, trustworthy and assist me, the client, in finding the most efficient resolution for varying types of challenges whether it’s surveying or permitting. ”

Carol M. Sledge, CPL
“ What keeps me coming back to T. Baker Smith is the dedication that Kenny and his team exhibits every day; it is one of the most valuable things to me. I cannot recall one time TBS did not follow through on getting what we asked for. You get what you pay for, and with TBS, we do not have to sit and babysit or redo the work. ”
Craig Guidry

“ We have worked previously with other consultants and find that TBS’ reliability and capability are superior to their competition. They are always available to assist us at Rebecca, Magnolia, Coulon, Acadia, St. Bridget and Evergreen Plantations as well as the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater Reintroduction project, by providing surveying and modeling support. ”

Jacob A. Giardina