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