Land Surveying

QK currently employs a team of nine experienced licensed land surveyors that operate both in the office and field environment, allowing us to help clients quickly with requests for service. The majority of QK’s clients over the years has been public agencies with their various needs to address capital projects, legal issues and construction activities. We currently help our client cities with survey services as their official City Engineer and/or City Surveyor. In addition to serving as the Surveyor of Record for these cities, QK acts as Surveyor of Record and performed topographic surveys, ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, and construction control surveys on countless projects throughout California.

Technology is the key to efficient and successful surveying projects; at QK we always look to improve our equipment and skills for the benefit of the client base.  Using Global Positioning System (GPS), robotic and conventional equipment, QK’s land surveying department supports projects by providing the following services:

  • Map Checking
  • Construction Staking
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Right-of-Way Surveys and Maps
  • Geodetic Control Surveys
  • Aerial Photo Control Surveys
  • Legal Descriptions
  • ALTA Surveys

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A geographic information system (GIS) helps to visualize, analyze, interpret, integrate, and map data that has a spatial component.

Our GIS expertise and user-based approach has helped clients make better decisions in oil/gas/mineral exploration, natural resource management, urban and regional planning, environmental monitoring, forest management, public works and engineering, telecommunications, utilities, and transportation.

QK has been a pioneer in the development of global positioning system (GPS) utilization for base mapping in the San Joaquin Valley. Our team utilizes both survey grade and sub-meter grade GPS equipment to capture a variety of information, such as streets, street signs, utilities, pavement conditions, wetlands, endangered species habitat, vernal pools, and other man-made and natural features. We are dedicated to maintaining modern technology and trained personnel to remain a leader in this field.

QK can provide data to clients in many industry standard formats: geodatabases, shapefiles, map packages, layer packages, on-line websites, and display maps. QK is an ESRI Partner, and can use new or existing data to build web-based GIS services using ArcGIS Online.  This service can be customized to present data either publicly or privately over the internet. Since this is a subscription service, the client has full access to the site without the need for additional software, hardware, or personnel.

QK offers the following geospatial analysis services:

  • GPS Surveying and Mapping
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Extraction and Processing
  • Digitizing and Data Conversion
  • Database Development
  • ArcGIS Python Automation & Development
  • GIS Webmap Development
  • ArcGIS Online Website Development
  • Viewshed and Line-of-Site Analysis
  • Geologic, Soils, Vegetation, and Hydrologic Mapping
  • Citywide Land Use Capacity Analysis
  • Pavement Management
  • Street Sign Management