WHO WE ARE
GSGeo, short for Gustaf Swart Geomatics, has completed a number of projects across South Africa in both the private and public sectors. With use of the latest survey technology we provide a service that is based on honesty, hard work and clear communication. GSGeo is run by a professional land surveyor registered with SAGI.
WHAT WE DO
Professional Land Surveyor Services
GSGeo has the capacity to survey and register servitudes, subdivisions, consolidations and sectional titles on both rural and urban land. We have acted as mediators in ownership disputes where suspicions of encroachments arose. For new property owners we conduct beacon relocations and beacon certificates to ensure that the physical layout coincide and abide with the registered property dimensions and conditions. Developers have used us largely for the survey and registration of new general plan townships.
We conduct topographical surveys to provide you with maps showing contours, existing services, existing tress and any other existing permanent physical feature. We work alongside architects to plan and optimize the best option when building your dream house or office, from the contour survey to piling to setting out buildings to, lastly, the beacon certificate. We generate volumes using both GPS and aerial drone surveys. Our digital terrain models (DTM’s) are unique because we include a layer of identified indigenous tree positions and names with the purpose of saving as many trees as possible.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Drone and satellite imagery is used when executing geographical information system projects. GSGeo provides its clients with orthophotos generated from aerial photography. We use Google Earth’s satellite imagery timeline to digitize what existed at a certain area decades ago, which has aided in resolving land disputes in court. Using Google Earths satellite imagery timeline allows us to generate timeline models to model the change over time in both construction and changes in environmental phenomena.
Aerial photography is used to provide our clients with data regarding volume calculations as well as cut and fill analysis. We work closely with another company using laser scanners to create 3D models from point clouds generated by these laser scanners.