Hydrographic Surveying
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Expert Hydrographic Surveys

Hydrographic surveying is our specialty at Arc Surveying & Mapping. Our ACSM/THSOA Certified Hydrographers, skilled boat operators and experienced Crew Chiefs perform a variety of hydrographic surveys utilizing state-of-the-art company owned and operated equipment. Arc Surveying & Mapping is the first choice of clients requiring accurate, reliable and cost-effective multibeam swath bathymetric sounding, singlebeam dual frequency surveys, Blueview sonar scanner surveys, side scan sonar surveys, magnetometer surveys, sub-bottom surveys and vessel mounted terrestrial laser scanner shoreline surveys all important to design, planning, navigation, contracting, construction and maintenance dredging projects. To learn more about each type of survey, please click on the underlined phrase.

Hydrographic surveying at Arc Surveying & Mapping is performed to our stringent Client Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures and meets or exceeds local, State, Federal and Country requirements. All hydrographic surveys are compliant with International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards and US Army Corps of Engineer Hydrographic Surveying Manual EM1110-2-1003.

For over 25 years, Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc. has provided multi-disciplined hydrographic surveying services to a wide variety of clients including local, City, State and Federal agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Transportation, NOAA, Port Authorities in North and South America including the Caribbean, engineering firms and major dredging companies. Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc. is strategically located in Jacksonville, Florida; and Melbourne, Florida.

Arc Surveying & Mapping Service Areas

Our Florida offices service the USA east and gulf coasts, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Our surveyors and subconsultants are professionally registered in most areas of the United States including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. US Territories and other countries in which we work are include the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, St John’s, St Croix, Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and coming soon, Cuba.

Comprehensive use of HYPACK for acquisition and processing of multibeam data for hydrographic surveying

The hydrographic management and surveying team at Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc. brings understanding and extensive comprehensive experience in hydrographic data acquisition, processing, mapping and volume computations utilizing Xylem’s HYPACK acquisition and processing software when using multibeam hydrographic systems. Arc Surveying & Mapping, Inc. was one of the very first firms to acquire this system during the late 1980’s, beta testing this revolutionary software for its founder Pat Sanders. Consequently our staff have become experts and continue to contribute to the functionality and capabilities of the software. Demonstrated experience includes successful multibeam hydrographic surveys supporting project condition, new construction and maintenance dredging projects along small and large inland waterway channels, rivers, lakes and shipping harbors with the Jacksonville ACOE District limits.


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Other Services

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Articulated Mat Surveys

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Beach Surveys

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Bridge Surveys

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Emergency Surveying

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GPS Positioning Vessel

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Nautical Depth Survey

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Port Survey

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Quarry Survey

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Side Scan