Smart Surveying In The Outback

When someone imagines the Australian outback, they’re picturing Australia’s largest state, Western Australia (WA), which occupies an entire third of the continent.

Nearly all WA residents live in Perth, with the rest of WA reminiscent of the United States’ historic Wild West — sparsely populated towns with little infrastructure. That wild beauty and remoteness can also make surveying a less-than-beautiful experience.

“The outback of WA is a real test on my adaptability and logistics skills,” said Phil Richards, a professional surveyor and associate director with Perth-based RM Surveys.

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