Surveying Services

The success of any construction project depends heavily on the quality and accuracy of the topographic base map.  Incomplete or inaccurate base maps can result in design issues during construction, causing costly delays and additional expenses.  LDSI has a wide range of experience in providing quality design surveys for...



Ecological Restoration Natural resource restoration primarily focuses on stream and wetland restoration, these resources can become... Stormwater Management Stormwater management is key to assist with drainage issues.  It is becoming an all too often occurrence as news...


Geographic Information Systems

LDSI’s GIS capabilities have grown over the years from the most basic and simple tasks of providing base data for CAD users to the creation of complex file Geodatabases for large inventory projects.  We utilize the very latest software technology offered by ESRI’s GIS Suite of products.  We have the experience...



sUAS is one of the new tools for design surveying services.  These systems are being used for mapping, aerial imagery, inspections, stockpile mapping & volumes and Project Management.  PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP suggest that commercial applications of sUAS technology is expected to grow into...


Subsurface Utility Engineering

There are millions of miles of underground utilities in the United States. Construction records of these utilities are often poor or inadequate which contribute to the potential of utility damage during new construction. This is a major industry concern. LDSI, Inc. has the ability to determine the precise location of underground utilities to avoid potential conflict...


Latest News


New Address:

201 West 29th St.
Charlotte, NC 28206

LDSI, Inc is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in Kinston, NC. The Kinston office
will house the agricultural, forestry and the water resource branches of LDSI, Inc and allow us to better
serve the eastern region of NC. For the agriculture and forestry sectors, LDSI offers a wide variety of data
collection options and services. The new office location specializes in the collection, analysis, and
distribution of complex data sets. Farmers and landowners can have access to aerial photography,
ground crop photography, and disaster photography through drone and aerial reconnaissance. LDSI can
also serve all your water resource engineering needs including stormwater management, stream/wetland
restoration, flood studies, wetland delineations, and water quality monitoring.

LDSI, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jonathan Hinkle, PE to our staff to serve as branch
manager of the Kinston office. Mr. Hinkle was born and raised in the Duplin/Lenoir County area and has a
passion for serving Eastern North Carolina and its residents. He is a graduate of North Carolina State
University with bachelors and masters degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering with work
experience in the private and government sectors. He brings experience with a wide range of engineering
services: drainage, stream/wetland restoration, permitting, construction oversight, flood studies,
stormwater BMPs, stormwater management, wetland delineations, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, and
contract management.

Surveying Solutions For a Changing World

LDSI is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOB) dedicated to providing high quality Engineering, GIS, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and Land Surveying services. The firm’s Partners and Principals are licensed to practice land surveying and engineering in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  We are additionally licensed to practice engineering in Florida and Georgia.

We provide you with creative, timely, and comprehensive survey solutions that expedite project completion. Our field crew party chiefs have the experience necessary to identify potential problems and keep projects moving. Our diversified staff includes Professional Land Surveyors, a Water Resource Engineer, Certified Floodplain Surveyors, Certified GISP’s and a Professional Civil Engineer. In today’s complex setting, LDSI will provide you with the best of both knowledge and talent – ready and able to meet the demands and challenges of the industry.

LDSI Inc. Map and Mapping Tools

Our Services

Boundary Surveys 


Topographic Surveys 

Construction Stakeout/Surveys 

sUAS Surveys

Data Collection 

GIS Data Management and Analysis 

GPS Surveys 


Subsurface Utility Engineering 

Volume Surveys 

Flood Plain Certifications 

Elevation Certificates 

Wetland Surveys 

Legal Descriptions 

Inventory Management

Natural Resource Restoration

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Quality

Hydraulic and Hydrologic Analysis 


Lowe’s Corporate Campus

Mooresville, NC
Client: Lowe’s Home Centers

The Lowe’s Corporate Campus is a 269.5-acre parcel located adjacent to Interstate I-77 between Fairview Road and Langtree Road in Mooresville, NC. LDSI has provided location and design, property and right-of-way, photogrammetry and aerial mapping, as well as construction stakeout and utility locations.


North Carolina Research Campus

Mooresville, NC
Client: Castle & Cooke

The North Carolina Research Campus is an extensive mixed-use redevelopment and economic revitalization. The 350-acre site encompasses the entire downtown area of Kannapolis, North Carolina, approximately 20 miles north of Charlotte, and includes the former Cannon Mills/Pillowtex facilities that were demolished to make room for the new campus.

This is a large brownfield site that will become a premier research campus.  The original site was a textile plan that was demolished and the new campus will include research and office buildings plus all associated infrastructure necessary for the campus.

LDSI, Inc. started the project in 2005 during the demolition and has provided our full spectrum of services, including boundary surveys, construction stakeout, aerial topography, as well as wet and dry utility locations; blast volume and over excavated area calculations, platting, GIS mapping and analysis.  The GIS As-Builts project was featured at the 2008 Infrastructure Conference in Seattle, WA and has been featured in an article in the October, 2008 Professional Surveyor Magazine.


Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Mecklenburg County, NC
Client: Mecklenburg County
Parks & Recreation Department

From Cordelia Park, north of downtown Charlotte, to the South Carolina line, Little Sugar Creek extends over 12 miles and traverses 17 neighborhoods; is crossed by roads 23 times; and passes by eight shopping centers, 10 schools, and six parks. The greenway will pass through urban, suburban, and rural areas. LDSI provided boundary, topographic, utility and construction survey services as well as GIS base mapping and analysis in support of the creation of the Master Plan.

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LDSI Inc. Engineering and Drafting


  • Conventional Surveying
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Subsurface Utility Engineering Services

We're LDSI

LDSI began in 1999, in High Point, North Carolina, to expand the abilities and range of services of the LandDesign companies. Our original emphasis was on engineering surveys and photogrammetric control.  Today we provide...

Team Members at LDSI


  • Raymond Fillion, Senior UXO Supervisor

    Just a quick note to let you know I'm very happy with the crews you have sent down here they are very professional and make my job easy. 

    Please extend my thanks to your crews I will recommend your company for all future work here in the Lejeune area. They are by far the best surveyors I have worked with in a while. 

    Raymond Fillion

  • Keri Hallberg, PE, Associate Project Manager

    I just wanted to share some feedback I got from the field on your crew. Thanks for the great work so far!

    “As a side note, I enjoyed working with LDSI. They choose the right equipment from the get-go and there were no delays. Of all the work they performed, I saw but one stake out of place, which they caught as well and corrected.  I believe it was due to sighting around trees, or it was kicked over and replaced. We will see in the final product, but they were willing to do whatever we required and I think they produced an excellent product.”

  • Derek Slocum, Town of Harrisburg, North Carolina

    The communication and management of the project by LDSI/IMC made managing the project easy for me and allowed me to devote my resources to other projects within the Public Works Department.  Because LDSI/IMC handled it so efficiently, this project did not distract me from my other responsibilities.

    We look forward to working with LDSI/IMC in the future should the need arise.

  • Sean T. Calloway, PE Charlotte Development Manager

    Having a surveying company on the project team that not only recognizes the importance of multiple approaches, but more importantly, can adapt to these changes willingly, efficiently and accurately, aids in greatly reducing our overall project costs and expediting the project schedule.

    In summation, we highly recommend the use of LDSI services on your future projects and believe that you will be more than pleased with the quality of their work, their commitment to timely schedules and performance well within project budgets.

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