Founded in 1819, Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in Upstate New York on a 515 acre campus.

In August of 2013, Delta, was contacted by Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt to perform a topographic survey of approximately 32+/- acres of the West Campus Sports Fields, as part of a “Master Plan” for Colgate University. The work included showing all buildings, structures, existing sport fields, pavement areas, curb lines, sidewalks, trees and landscape areas within this area. Also, all site utilities (storm, sewer, water, gas, electric, steam, etc.) were located and shown on the map, along with all storm and sanitary structures with pipe sizes and type with invert and rim elevations. A minimum of six baseline control points and a minimum of four benchmarks were established within this site area.

Delta performed this work using our High Definition (HDS) Laser Scanners which provided a high quality 3-dimensional seamless image of the site. From these scans we prepared a 2D map of the site area and a 3-D High Definition Laser Scan “fly-through” video for the client. This is especially valuable in assisting in any visual design phase for the engineer, architect and owner, or for updated record keeping of site information, building sizes, building heights, etc.

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