Using the latest aerial data acquisition and automated processing technologies, MEC provides fast and reliable full service aerial mapping, aerial photography imaging & GIS services using the latest technology with high resolution digital aerial mapping cameras with RTK GPS. MEC incorporates our professional engineering and surveying skills with the latest available CADD and GIS mapping technology to offer extensive services to much diversified industries ranging from municipalities, to quarrying and mining operations, to construction and home builders to environmental professionals.

MEC combines conventional and cutting edge survey equipment and software with continued training and extensive professional expertise to ensure your surveying needs are met both expeditiously and accurately.

Whether you just simply want a beautiful aerial image of your project site or extensive level of detail with quantified information MEC has the knowledge, experience and technology to meet your needs where you are, exactly how you want it.


Aerial Imagery & Digital Mapping Applications Include:

Aerial Imagery

  • Aerial survey
  • Photography


  • Pit mapping
  • Topographic mapping
  • Subsidence monitoring
  • Volumetric services
  • Reclamation mapping

River & Flood Assessment

  • River mapping & modeling
  • River surveys
  • Water-flow simulation
  • Erosion monitoring
  • Flood damage assessment
  • Flood defense planning

Earthwork & Highwall, Rock Face Management

  • Control screen inspection
  • Crack / unstable area detection
  • Rock fall assessment
  • 3D modeling
  • Project planning

Terrain Modeling

  • Digital contouring
  • Morphology
  • River banks
  • Drainage ways
  • Cliff  / Bluff faces

Environmental Management

  • Erosion monitoring
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Volume estimation
  • Landfill volumes

Animal Management & Conservation

  • Animal/flock counting
  • Migration tracking
  • Perimeter assessment
  • Habitat management
  • Nest surveys
  • Species identification

Plant Conservation

  • Plant health/stress analysis
  • Soil property & moisture analysis
  • Growth/coverage monitoring
  • Plant/tree counting
  • Species identification

Change Monitoring

  • Soil erosion
  • Pre-and-post event comparison (storms, landslides etc.)
  • Forest degradation

Regulation Enforcement

  • Illegal activity detection & monitoring
  • Compliance monitoring (e.g., illegal logging/farming expansion, illegal entry into protected areas etc.)

Expedition Planning

  • Basemap creation
  • Route planning
  • Terrain modeling


  • Vegetation health analysis
  • Fire detection & tracking
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Planting / re-planting campaign planning
  • Deforestation / illegal logging / farming / incursion monitoring
  • Forest mapping

Additional Services Offered with Aerial Imaging & Digital Mapping


Short-Term Planning

  • Pit & course refuse management
  • Haul route surface optimization
  • Storm damage assessment & control

Long-Term Planning

  • Haul road, refuse disposal area and pit design
  • Geotechnical
  • Surface stability monitoring
  • Joint mapping
  • Control for mining in void areas
  • Mapping of steep inaccessible inclines

Drill & Blast

  • Up-to-date surfaces for optimized blast designs
  • Pre- & post-blast data
  • Identification of misfires & wall damage


  • Stock pile management
  • Grade control & exploration planning


  • Drainage and water management
  • Watershed, drainage basin & water flow mapping


  • Feasibility studies
  • Dam wall & platform construction quality control
  • Progress monitoring & reporting

Mineral Exploration

  • Resource calculation
  • Geophysical & watershed/catchment area modelling

Heritage & Environmental Management


  • Reporting
  • Erosion detection
  • Vegetation change tracking
  • Inundation tracking
  • Slurry pipeline stability & leakage detection
  • Game counting
  • Surrounding community mapping



  • Community relations/marketing
  • Impact reporting
  • Promotional imagery


MEC provides extensive surveying services that vary widely from project to project. We meet unique surveying needs and tailor each survey crew to the specifications of the project type and requirements. Our surveying services are performed by licensed professional surveyors and survey crews with extensive field experience.
MEC conducts site topographic and legal surveys, generates plats, mapping and legal descriptions, coordinates aerial surveying as needed and uses the latest in survey technology, including GPS and Total Station with electronic data collectors. Our surveying services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Topographic Surveys
  • Hydrographic Surveys
  • Elevation Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Construction Surveying
  • Producing Plat Maps
  • Setting Monuments
  • Marking Boundary Lines
  • Mortgage Surveys
  • Residential Surveys
  • ALTA/ALSM Surveys
  • As-Built Surveys
  • GPS Control Surveys
  • Subdivision Surveys
  • Utility Route Surveys
  • Underground Mine Mapping Surveys
  • Pit & Progress Mapping Surveys
  • Subsidence Surveys
  • Volume Calculation Surveys

 MEC’s goal is to be your company's number one choice for all your surveying needs. We can provide you with surveying services in a timely and accurate manner while staying cost effective.

Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources Consultations (ADCNR)

  • Consultation & State Lands Permits
  • State Protected Species Consultations

Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs (ADECA)

  • Water Withdrawal Permits

Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)

  • Air Permits
  • Water Quality Certification
  • General Storm Water Permits
  • UIC Permits
  • NPDES Permit
    • Including Individual NPDES Mining Permits
    • General NPDES Mining Permit for Sand & Gravel
  • Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Permits
  • Industrial Waste Landfill Permits
  • Scrap Tire Permits
  • Hazardous Waste Permits
  • Medical Waste Permits
  • and Many others

Alabama Department of Industrial Affairs


Alabama Historical Commission Consultations (AHC)

  • Consultations and Concurrence

Alabama State Highway Department (ALDOT)

  • Permits

Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC)

  • Mining Permits

Bureau of Land Management

  • Federal Coal Lease
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Impact Statements

Mining Safety & Health Administration (MSHA)


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • Section 404 Individual Permits
  • Nationwide Permits
  • Wetland Delineations
  • Jurisdictional Determinations
  • Mitigation Plan Approvals
  • Mitigation Banking

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Consultations

  • Section 7 Threatened & Endangered Species Consultations
  • Section 10 Consultations

Along with local municipal permitting and zoning and re-zoning services.