Survey & Mapping

UAS / DroneThe survey is often the foundation of many of the projects MKA undertakes. It is critical, and often a legal requirement, to establish boundaries of ownership and locations of surface and subsurface features.  This type of data forms the basis for determining constructability.

MKA uses Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs). These are sometimes referred to as drones.  To provide aerial photography and produce topographic surveys, we use a rotorcraft-type UAS that allows us to complete survey and mapping projects accurately, quickly, and safely.

MKA supports contractors with construction stake-out, which supplies reference points and markers for construction. At the completion of the project, our UAS is ideal to help generate as-built surveys.  This data supplies the owner, and sometime regulators and financiers, with details of final construction.

MKA’s investment in UAS, and other survey technology, has also allowed us to complete challenging oil and gas midstream projects. We supply our clients with routing studies with mapping, HDD analysis, easement exhibits, design and topographic surveys, and right-of-way layouts.

Our staff’s experience and technology allows us to support oil and gas, land development, utility, transportation, and municipal projects. The utilization of this new technology allows us to gather and process information in hours, not days.

If you would like to learn more about this service, please send contact information to Barrett Allison at

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Gas and Oil Exploration and Development
  • Electric Distribution and Transmission Lines
  • Sewer, Water, Stormwater Lines
  • Basemaps & Plats
  • Pipeline Development
  • Right-of-Way Surveys


  • Property Surveys
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Construction Stake Outs
  • Earthwork Calculations
  • As-Built Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Geodetic Surveys
  • Hydrostatic Surveys
  • Hydrographic Surveys
  • Orthophotography
  • Photogrammetric Mapping
  • Aerial Mapping

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