How a Survey is Conducted
This is what a GeoSuite survey field setup looks like. A simple four step setup will get you there that entails:
- Demarcating your work area with high viability safety cones.
- Inserting the two steel pins, two meters apart, into the ground and making sure good contact is made.
- Connecting up your mobile device to the pins using the cable. Then starting the automated data acquisition process on the GeoSuite App.
- Striking the ground, 6 to 10 times, next to the ground pin, in order to create seismic events that will generate electro-seismic data.
That's it, you are done and can move onto the next survey point. An average point survey takes 1.5 minutes to complete allowing the user to complete approximately 30 survey points in one hour. So the system is very fast to use and more importantly, does not require a team of people to operate it. One person can easily get the job done.
Once a point survey is complete, the Geosuite App automatically filters, extracts, correlates and evaluates the data. Once done, the per-processed data sets are immediately shown to the user for approval. This is an extremely powerful aspect of the GeoSuite App in that the users can determine if there is a problem with the data when they are present at the survey point. This capability negates the need for cumbersome and costly re-surveys of sites.
All data can immediately be processed and visualized on site using the GeoSuite App 1D, 2D and 3D interactive data rendering functions. This provides a powerful set of visual tools to allow a user to asses and interpret the collected data immediately on site, and make actionable, informed decisions.
If a more structured approach is needed to making decisions regarding the data collected in the field, the GeoSuite App provides function to export all data sets for evaluation on any third party visualization platform, though Comma delimited CSV export files.
This short video shows how a basic ATS GeoSuite Survey is conducted in the field