Australia’s Cooper Basin is an important onshore petroleum and natural gas deposit, which makes it a frequent destination for Terrex Spatial, the surveying & GIS department within the Terrex Group. Throughout the Basin, there are many native burial sites and cultural artifacts which are protected by Australian law. When the company enters these areas, cultural and environmental concerns are a priority. Accidentally disturbing such areas with the company’s heavy equipment, including bulldozers and articulated vibrators, would result in heavy fines for the company’s clients, and could derail a project completely. They need a solid understanding of the terrain and topography, so they record the locations of obstacles in their mapping software on the Algiz 10X rugged tablet. These points are then uploaded into the corporate GIS system.
Terrex Spatial Mapping culturally sensitive areas