Heavy Construction

Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy in Heavy Construction with InTerra SmarTarget Ground Control Points


The Heavy Construction industry plays a critical role in building infrastructure, developing landscapes, and shaping our cities. Topographic mapping is essential for construction projects as it enables precise planning, design, and execution. Drones have revolutionized the industry by offering a faster, safer, and more cost-effective way to collect data and monitor construction sites. InTerra SmarTarget’s robust system, featuring a rugged design and user-friendly Locator™ software, offers a comprehensive 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 present challenges for the Heavy Construction industry. Construction projects require accurate topographic mapping for various tasks, such as site preparation, earthwork, grading, and infrastructure development. However, achieving precision while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness can be a complex endeavor.



Drones have emerged as a game-changer in the Heavy Construction industry, revolutionizing data collection, site monitoring, and project management. The high-resolution aerial imagery, 3D models, and point clouds generated by drones provide valuable insights, enabling construction professionals to make informed decisions and optimize their operations.



  1. Accuracy and Reliability:

– InTerra SmarTarget’s GPS-enabled Ground Control Points (GCPs) deliver precise georeferencing of drone imagery, ensuring highly accurate topographic models and maps for 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 enhancing accuracy.


  1. Speed of Work:

– The InTerra SmarTarget system expedites data acquisition and processing, enabling construction professionals to streamline workflows, meet project deadlines, and minimize downtime.

– The rapid performance of the system accelerates decision-making processes and facilitates real-time monitoring of construction sites.


  1. Cost-Effectiveness:

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

– The system’s ease of deployment, minimal investment requirements, and avoidance of additional equipment and subscription costs associated with RTK make it an economical choice for construction 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 accurate 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 and durable design ensures reliable performance even in harsh construction environments.

– The system’s versatility enables its deployment in diverse construction sites, regardless of challenging terrains or remote locations.


Closing Argument:

By adopting InTerra SmarTarget’s ground control points, the Heavy Construction industry can unlock unprecedented levels of efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness in topographic mapping and site monitoring. The system’s ruggedness, powerful Locator™ software, speed of work, and exceptional accuracy make it an indispensable tool for construction professionals. Investing in InTerra SmarTarget enables construction companies to optimize project execution, minimize errors, reduce costs, and enhance overall project success. With its comprehensive benefits and superior performance, InTerra SmarTarget’s ground control points provide a compelling business case for the Heavy Construction industry, revolutionizing construction practices and driving success in the built environment.