It is always a great time for any company that wins a contract to carry out works on a land, whether it be the installation of infrastructure, or excavation works, or perhaps a large scale construction job. It creates work and puts money both into the coffers of those involved and the local economy.
However, to complete any task is a long process, and one that requires careful planning. Above the surface is straightforward enough as all is visible. But, it’s a different story subsurface, which is why it is essential to have accurate geological mapping available.
How to go about making a map
Well, to start off with, you need the right equipment, and this is where it is a wise idea to speak to a company that can provide all the right kit, having been founded in 2008 and with a wealth of experience across South East Asia in the industry. Support and advice can be provided by a team that will carry out a complete survey.
This would be done through a process which includes providing reports on the objectives of the survey, an outline of the terrain with the required grid orientation. This is followed by pre-survey preparations and then what labour requirements are recommended. All of this can save time and money for any project.
However, they also stock all the necessary equipment for purchase or rental should contractors prefer to complete the mapping in house. Let us look at some of the available apparatus required to produce a geological map, which can flag up mineral deposits along with pipelines and other infrastructure, and sometimes in areas that have seen conflict, the vital detection of unexploded arms.
Induced Polarization Systems
Induced polarization, or IP, is a geophysical imaging technique which will identify materials such as ore and their electrical chargeability. Some companies may need to use such equipment prior to looking at types of technology used in underground mining.
A resistivity meter is an electronic measurement device used for locating ground water, and even surveying for underground structures. Probes are inserted into the earth at regular intervals which determines the flow of electric current through the ground. The level of resistivity is calculated as the amount of resistance to current flow, determining the different compositions of soil based on the readings.
The software offers solutions for creating a visualisation of the area being surveyed through geographical data collected from the processing and inversions. A visit to a national geological museum might be of interest to those in the industry.
Land Seismic System
This vital instrument collects data which explores the subsurface geological structures and stratification. With no cabling and an easy connection, it allows the viewing of the frequency dispersion curve in real time.
Whatever the geological mapping requirements are of any job, it is a wise move to speak to experienced professionals who can complete a full survey and offer a complete service, as well as offering essential equipment for sale or rent.