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Mapping is the new thing in the construction industry. It has helped many find new ways to add space and reduce costs when constructing projects. There are two main categories of mapping: geospatial and geometric. You will find that all are photography used for different purposes.
Geospatial mapping refers to satellite imagery, particularly digital images that help companies plan projects. These are provided by various companies. This type of mapping is used for detailed physical knowledge of a location. The firms use it to develop and create specifications of terrain and topography. These images help with city planning, civil engineering, health care and other related field.
Geographic mapping is similar to geospatial. It is similar in the sense that both are provided by a company. For this purpose they need to know the exact area that needs to be mapped. The software used by these companies often runs on a very small PC. They need to be able to run it efficiently so they get information about areas that need to be mapped on a regular basis.
Both these programs have various software packages that can be used to map a specific area. They include maps and planks that can be used to plan the layout of an area. These tools help in creating the detailed topography.
There are also equipment that are used to map an area. These include the Geodesic Terrain Analysis tools, High Resolution Aerial Imagery and Digital Topographic Models. All these equipments are used by a company to plan an area and provide accurate topography, map and any related information.
Another common misconception is that the mapping can only be done digitally. This is not true. There are also some software tools that use data from books, buildings and private resources like hydro-meters and geophones to provide a correct topography and map of an area.
The future of mapping is being explored. These tools are being used to plan buildings and it has opened up new doors for companies to increase production and lower costs.