How MapServe Helps a Structural Engineer Create Planning Maps

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GDR Engineering Ltd, formed in 2016, is composed of experienced Chartered Engineers with backgrounds in the building and civil engineering industry. The company provides design solutions for a variety of projects, including commercial, industrial, and residential buildings, as well as major civil structures like bridges, rail projects, and marine works. GDR Engineering is proficient in preparing Approval in Principal documents, Network Rail Forms 1, 2, 3, and design check certifications. The team, led by director Gayan Lineaye, uses the newest technology and stays updated with the latest standards and client requirements. As a company, they are promoting equality and supporting its engineers and technicians in achieving chartered status with relevant professional institutions. They are based in Reading. 

 Gayan Liyanage, director of GDR Engineering Ltd      logo.webp

Gayan Lineaye, Director of GDR Engineering Ltd


''We use MapServe®'s maps for block plans and site plans and also to get the cross sections for the ground profile. Additionally, we use MapServe®'s maps to assess whether there is any necessary development required to retain the ground or landscape the area effectively.''

How I use MapServe®

''I use MapServe®'s MasterMap® in black and white CAD format with the addition of 1m contour lines a lot. The contour lines help a lot with the sites to determine if I need to create retaining walls or any other support mechanism and just to understand the ground profile. We also use the maps to create site and location plans for planning applications for our customers as well as for change of use documents.''  

Why MapServe®

''I've been a customer of MapServe® for 4-5 years now and we are not looking to change that. I think the information you give is very good and fit for purpose for our projects.''

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