Laser Scanning & Mapping for the Energy and Utilities Industry

The energy and utilities industry has long suffered from a lack of reliable as-built information. Over time, design changes made in the field during construction and modifications often leave records incomplete and inaccurate. High-definition laser scanning (HDS) provides a cost-effective solution for creating a complete and accurate record of existing facilities.

At Martinez Geospatial, we utilize cutting-edge geospatial technology to provide accurate and detailed information that empowers utility and energy companies, facility managers, regulatory bodies, contractors, consultants, and emergency responders to make informed decisions, minimize risk, and optimize efficiency and cost-effectiveness across their operations.

  • Asset Management
  • Boilers and Chillers
  • Facility Construction / Renovation / Expansion
  • Fuel Pellet Mills
  • Hydroelectric Dams
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Landfills / Mines / Quarries
  • Oil Terminals and Refineries
  • Pipelines
  • Power Plants
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Solar Fields
  • Substations
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Wind Farms

Precision Data Acquisition in Difficult Environments

Martinez Geospatial is uniquely suited to meet the survey needs of the energy and utility industry. We offer a wide range of field data acquisition options which utilize the latest technological advances. This includes HDS, mobile LiDAR, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), drone imagery and LiDAR, and top-of-the-line conventional land surveying equipment. We often utilize multiple data acquisition methods on a single project to take advantage of the best features that each technology has to offer. Our vast experience enables us to collect accurate field data quickly, safely, and efficiently, even in the most challenging environments (i.e. indoor, outdoor, hot, cold, loud, dark, bright, windy, small, congested, high, deep, etc.). By utilizing a combination of data acquisition methods, Martinez Geospatial can optimize the distinct features of each technology, offering clients the most accurate and complete information possible.

Detailed Geospatial Products for Energy and Utility Projects

Martinez Geospatial is committed to providing high-quality geospatial services and products to our clients. Working closely with each client, we are able to develop a customized plan of appropriate services and products, resulting in a more accurate and timely final deliverable, and better overall customer value.

Our team of experienced professionals, technicians, and specialists uses industry-standard software and in-house custom programs on high-performance workstations for data processing, feature extraction, and final product development. These deliverables include detailed survey drawings and models that architects, engineers, and construction professionals can use across various applications. Applications include clash detection to identify conflicts between different systems, schedules and quantities generation to better manage resources and time, and visualizations for enhanced communication and stakeholder engagement. Our team can create realistic renderings and animations to help clients better understand their design and make informed decisions throughout the project lifecycle.


  • Land Surveying
  • High-Definition Laser Scanning (HDS)
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • 3D Spatial Modeling
  • CAD Drafting
  • Volume/Quantity Calculations
  • Drone Aerial Imagery and LiDAR
  • Photogrammetry and Orthophotography
  • GIS Attribution and Formatting
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Expert 3D Modeling for Energy and Utility Projects

Martinez Geospatial has many years of experience creating geospatially-accurate 3D digital models for many types of construction and engineering projects, including energy and utility projects. However, using precision technology is only part of our success. Our expert team is really the key to client satisfaction and successful projects. Each project is unique, and our consultative approach and adherence to the highest standards of quality make Martinez one of the top companies in the industry. We offer experienced operators, technicians, surveyors, and visual artists who work hard to ensure your satisfaction and your project’s success.


  • Point Clouds
  • As-Built Record Drawings
  • Planimetric Drawings
  • Topographic Maps
  • 3D Spatial Models / BIM
  • Aerial & Ground-Based Imagery
  • GIS Databases

Project Profile:
Old Main Utility Building

Martinez Geospatial completed high-definition laser scanning and 3D spatial modeling of the entire interior and exterior of the Old Main Utility Building on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The project area consisted of more than 100,000 square feet of floor space, including the roof.
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Martinez Geospatial

2915 Waters Road, Suite 100
Eagan, MN 55121
Phone: 651-686-8424
Fax: 651-686-8389