Since our inception in 1980, MPH has remained on the forefront of technology. An established, multifaceted company with a proven track record, MPH strives to improve our data collection methods. Today MPH utilizes the latest High Definition Laser Scanning (HDLS) technology allowing us to collect large amounts of data safely, efficiently, and economically. Three-dimensional HDLS allows us to record very precise and accurate surface data of objects in a non-destructive manner.

HDLS has many advantages over conventional surveying methods. We can deliver high-quality survey grade data over a broader area, reducing costly return site visits to obtain additional or missing data. Utilizing HDLS also enhances worker safety by minimizing or eliminating intrusion into hazardous areas.

Once the HDLS data is collected in the field, it is processed by MPH’s experienced staff of mapping and GIS professionals. Deliverables can be provided in a variety of formats based on the client’s requirements.

Industries Served

  • Oil & Gas Pipelines
  • Oil & Gas Storage
  • Electrical Transmission & Distribution
  • Electrical Generation Facilities
  • Renewable Energy
  • Chemical & Processing Plants
  • Carbon Capture Facilities
  • Construction
  • Land Fills
  • Pump Stations
  • Port Facilities
  • Local, State, and Federal Agencies
  • Search & Rescue
  • Emergency Response
  • Disaster Recovery


With today’s technology advancing at a rapid pace, MPH has placed a strategic importance in utilizing the most advanced HDLS technology available. MPH possesses various HDLS scanners for any size or type of project. In the office, MPH utilizes advanced software applications to process and model the acquired HDLS data.

Using advanced software, 3D point clouds from HDLS surveys can be rendered in CAD as solids. Linear features such as curbs, pipes, and wires can be extruded form cross sections; common items such as piping, valves, and flanges may be selected from extensive libraries in the software. This enables the operator to create scaled models that are geometrically correct. Models can be made intelligent by the addition of a database containing such diverse information for each component of the model as manufacturer, installation date, serial number / PID number, coating type and date applied, etc.

Once a facility has been scanned and modelled, an engineer or designer can create a model of changes, additions, improvements, etc. and drop it into the existing model, as well as remove pieces of the existing in order to make the new features fit in place. The purpose of clash detection is to ensure that no two existing or designed features are trying to occupy the same space in the model. By ensuring that everything fits together and no clashes exist, materials may be ordered in the correct quantities, shapes, and sizes, eliminating costly refits, waste, and rework.

HDLS scanners and high accuracy hybrid scanners / total stations are used during construction to monitor critical points and ensure that there is no unwanted deformation or movement. An HDLS scanner can be deployed at any point during construction to ensure that the project is being constructed in spec and according to plans and timelines.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process in which a building is scanned during each phase of construction. This means that the owner has a post construction model containing the placement of all structural members, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc. This information is extremely valuable when repairs are needed, remodeling is scheduled, systems need to be upgraded or replaced, etc.

Historians, archaeologists, architects, and others have used HDLS to scan and model all manner of historical buildings, structures, monuments, etc., as well as natural features such as caves. If a building needs to be preserved or restored, a 3D model can supply details of even the most intricate architectural features, as well as providing accurate dimensions and shapes for materials.