Streamlining Building Construction with InTerra SmarTarget Ground Control Points


The Building industry plays a pivotal role in constructing residential, commercial, and industrial structures. Accurate topographic mapping is crucial for ensuring precise foundation layout, site grading, and infrastructure planning. Drones have revolutionized the construction industry by providing efficient and cost-effective data collection solutions. InTerra SmarTarget’s well-designed system, featuring rugged hardware and user-friendly Locator™ software, offers an exceptional solution that enhances speed, accuracy, and cost-efficiency compared to traditional survey techniques and Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) systems.



Traditional survey techniques and reliance on RTK systems pose challenges for the Building industry. Construction projects demand precise topographic mapping to ensure accurate positioning of building foundations and infrastructure. However, achieving accuracy while maintaining project timelines and budget constraints can be a complex undertaking.



Drones have transformed the Building industry by revolutionizing data collection, site analysis, and project management. By leveraging high-resolution aerial imagery, 3D models, and point clouds, construction professionals can make informed decisions, optimize construction processes, and streamline project execution.



  1. Accuracy and Reliability:

– InTerra SmarTarget’s GPS-enabled Ground Control Points (GCPs) offer precise georeferencing of drone imagery, enabling the creation of highly accurate topographic models and maps for building construction projects.

– The system’s Post-Processed Kinematic (PPK) technology automates the download and processing of correction factors, eliminating the need for real-time corrections and ensuring superior accuracy.


  1. Speed of Work:

– InTerra SmarTarget significantly expedites data acquisition and processing, enabling construction professionals to streamline workflows, meet project deadlines, and reduce overall construction time.

– The system’s rapid performance facilitates real-time monitoring and analysis of construction sites, enhancing decision-making and enabling prompt course corrections.


  1. Cost-Effectiveness:

– InTerra SmarTarget’s GCPs offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional survey techniques and RTK systems.

– The system’s ease of deployment, minimal investment requirements, and elimination of additional equipment and subscription costs associated with RTK make it a financially advantageous choice for building projects.


  1. Simplified Workflow:

– InTerra SmarTarget’s Locator™ software simplifies the data collection process, allowing construction professionals to efficiently mark ground control points in the field and capture precise positional data during drone flights.

– The user-friendly interface of the software eliminates the complexities of setting up and managing an RTK system, including the need for a base station and subscription service.


  1. Rugged Design and Versatility:

– InTerra SmarTarget’s robust design ensures reliable performance even in demanding construction environments, offering durability and longevity.

– The system’s versatility enables its deployment in various building construction scenarios, including complex terrains or hard-to-reach locations.


Closing Argument:

Investing in InTerra SmarTarget’s ground control points empowers the Building industry to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness in topographic mapping and construction site analysis. The system’s rugged design, powerful Locator™ software, swift data acquisition, and exceptional accuracy make it an invaluable tool for construction professionals. By adopting InTerra SmarTarget, building companies can optimize project execution, minimize errors, reduce costs, and enhance overall project success. The comprehensive benefits and superior performance of InTerra SmarTarget’s ground control points provide a compelling business case for the Building industry, revolutionizing construction practices and driving excellence in building construction projects.