Detection research and mapping in the industry

TerraCarta makes various detailed maps for the industrial sector such as: cable maps, foundation remains maps, waste maps or a combination of these. Combined cable/obstacle and waste maps give insight to what is happening in the soil of under industrial plots.


Mapping industrial locations

Regarding infrastructure on plots where limited or no information is available, detection can be the solution. TerraCarta maps the underground situation regarding underground utilities through the following steps:

  • GPR detection research
    With this measuring device, which generates a graphic profile by sending and receiving a radar signal, a continuous profile of the soil is made.
  • ELM research (based on above ground elements)
    ELM uses magnetic fields to detect metallic cables and pipes..
  • Analysis of results versus available information
    The difference between results is analysed.
  • Trench digging
    Optionally we use trench digging in order to check our theoretical results and precisely map the underground situation.

Resulting from these steps is a technical drawing with all the information regarding diameters, colours and types of utilities. A practical example of this can be found here: article.

Mapping soil contamination

Soil waste or soil contamination often occurs in places with industry. Plots of land that used to house old gas factories or metal processing plants could have traces of cyanide or heavy metals in the soil. This can be hazardous, or even lethal when excavation activities are executed. Using different detection techniques combined with regular environmental research we can map possible contaminations before you start digging and advice on the correct and safest approach.

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