surveying tools including paper pencil and right triangle


Find the Best Surveying Solutions For You

Since its founding in 1913, T. Baker Smith has been a trusted source for surveying the land and waterways in and around all of our communities. In the century-plus since, we have routinely demonstrated our capabilities for innovation and efficiency, and have earned a reputation of delivering accurate, high-quality work with every project we take on.

Contact us today to learn more about our variety of surveying services and discover the best solutions for your needs.

reCAPTCHA is required.
Men surveying to prepare to lay pipeline

Let Us Help

We tailor our solutions to fit each of our client’s needs perfectly. Click here to get started on your custom solution, and let T. Baker Smith carry you through your project.

Start Here

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
Experience Our Solutions
Go to Top