3d laser scanning
3d laser scanning
3d laser scanning
3d laser scanning

CHOOSING A CAREER AS A LAND SURVEYOR

Getting your foot in the door of an exciting and fast-paced industry

Working in the geomatics industry is a rewarding and challenging experience, if you’ve ever considered a change of career or simply thought about starting one in this field, here are some things to expect, and some established paths to the geomatics or land surveying career ladder.

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BACK OFFICE TEAM EXPANSION

1st Horizon welcomes three new members to our growing organisation, enhancing capability & efficiency

We are delighted to announce the addition of three new members to our dedicated back office team at 1ST HORIZON. Our new employees: Nathan – Systems Co-ordinator, Anna – Business Administrator and Sophia – Senior Business Administrator have already made a great impact in expanding our capability, and driving our vision to be recognised as the Number 1 brand for survey mapping and measurement services.

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3D SCANNING – NORWEGIAN FJORDS

Expert consultancy delivered to our client as part of an initiative to document equipment and environments in large-scale refurbishment works.

1ST HORIZON have recently provided expert training and guidance on the use of 3D laser scanning software and equipment.

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INVERTED 3D LASER SCANNING

Best practice for carrying out 3D surveys and detailed inspections of manhole chambers with no man-access requirement.

The 3D documentation of deep drainage chambers presents survey teams with a number of logistical and health and safety challenges.

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UTILITY TRACING EXPLAINED

What do those coloured lines of paint on the road and pavement actually mean?

Everyone will at some point have seen the colourful squiggly lines on the pavement, arranged as strange symbols, sometimes with letters and numbers included.

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1st Horizon 3D Laser Scan

ADVANTAGES OF 3D LASER SCANNING

The modern, high-tech solution for surveying objects and environments in a detailed, cost-effective manner.

3D laser scanning offers a multitude of advantages over conventional survey and measurement practices.  Above all, it is the rapid speed and comprehensiveness of data capture that gives rise to the many other benefits of 3D laser scanning.

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Adobe Summit, Sensei Globe

ADOBE 2018 SUMMIT 3D LASER SCAN SURVEY

1ST HORIZON’s 3D Survey Division deliver pointcloud data following a 3D Laser Scan of Adobe’s Sensei Globe at the Adobe 2018 Summit.

Adobe’s mesmerising 6-metre-high globe provided the focal point for a customer experience depicting firing synapses, as part of Europe’s largest digital marketing conference, the Adobe Summit EMEA 2018.

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3D SCANNING PHILLIP KING’S DARWIN SCULPTURE

3D SCANNING PHILLIP KING’S DARWIN SCULPTURE

1ST HORIZON have completed a 3D laser scan survey of Phillip King’s Darwin Sculpture.

The sculpture was originally commissioned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of British naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin, best known for his ground-breaking contributions to the science of evolution and his 502-page work On the Origin of Species.

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Five benefits of aerial surveys

FIVE BENEFITS OF AERIAL SURVEYS

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying purposes is becoming increasingly popular within the measurement industry.

With a range of benefits, thanks to relatively recent advances in technology, surveying professionals are relying on drones to carry out a variety of different surveying tasks, from ultra-high definition imagery to line-of-sight and condition surveys.

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Tramlines survey

1ST HORIZON COMPLETE TRAMLINES SURVEY

1st Horizon Surveying & Engineering Ltd has completed a comprehensive Topographic and Utility mapping survey for Sheffield’s ever-popular Tramlines music festival.

As a result of growing popularity and ever-increasing demand for the multi-faceted festival, that took place across the city of Sheffield, Tramlines is moving for the 2018 iteration of festivities.

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1st Horizon Brochure

BRAND NEW SERVICES BROCHURE

1ST HORIZON is pleased to announce the completion of our brand new, 28-page brochure.

We hope that our new brochure will help expand our customers’ awareness of the full range of services we offer and allow us to streamline their commissioning of multiple survey types through the delivery of all works by a single organisation.

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Super Bowl 2018 Commercial

SUPER BOWL 2018 COMMERCIAL

Sophisticated 3D laser scanning technology deployed to extract data for Super Bowl half-time production.

Although the headlines were grabbed by the ever-popular Peter Dinklage, known from his role as Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s smash-hit Game of Thrones, there was another star working behind the scenes in this year’s most iconic Super Bowl commercial.

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1st Horizon rebrand

WEBSITE & BRAND LAUNCH

Not content with being the first company to utilise the Faro Focus3D laser scanner, or with being the first to offer a bespoke 3D surveying apprenticeship, 1ST HORIZON are pleased to announce another “1ST” in the shape of a unique rebrand and website launch in our eleventh year of trading.

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M1 Survey

COMPLETION OF M1 SURVEY

1ST HORIZON are delighted to announce the completion of the company’s most extensive and complex survey to date. 

A busy stretch of the M1 Motorway that runs through the heart of rural Northamptonshire from Junction 16 ending in Bedfordshire at Junction 13, is earmarked for the upgrade to an all-lane-running Smart Motorway next year.

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1st Horizon Head Office

HEAD OFFICE OPENING EVENT

On July 6th 2017, we were blessed with beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures to officially open our new, bespoke headquarters at “The Old Pop Factory”, Dodworth near Barnsley.

The quaint name for our address we adopted as a nod to the former occupiers of the site, a local & well-respected soft drinks manufacturer.

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