About Us

WGS is an ISO-Certified, dynamic aerial survey and mapping company with over thirty years of experience across two continents and in over a dozen different countries. From our offices in Durban, South Africa and Calgary, Canada we offer leading edge spatial information acquisition and geomatics services to a wide range of markets.

Our mission is to create innovative geospatial solutions that contribute to a sustainable future.

The firm owns and maintains its own aircraft, complete downstream processing workflow as well as our technical team. We have fitted our equipment to a variety of aircraft all over the world to perform LiDAR, multi-spectral imaging and thermal surveys. Data production is normally done at our facility in Durban but can be conducted anywhere, even at our clients own premises!

We are always working on interesting projects with inspirational clients!

Our history

Wooding Geospatial Solutions evolved from the family business, Rob Wooding & Associates, following a restructuring initiative in 2007.

The company is built upon a trusted market position rooted in the field of aerial, agricultural and engineering survey. A tradition of quality, accuracy and competitive technology application, has led to the establishment of their role as a provider of industry-savvy consulting services.

With a focus on innovation and transformation under Hal Wooding’s directorship, the company’s geographic market presence increased to include Canada with the opening of its Alberta branch in Calgary in 2013.

In a constantly evolving industry, Wooding Geospatial Solutions prides itself in the ongoing investigation of new ideas and methods of integrating new technologies, software development and data analysis.

Together with an extensive international network of trusted partners, Wooding Geospatial Solutions has occupied a progressive position in the survey and mapping industry spanning over 30 years.

Our director

Hal Wooding has been leading Wooding Geospatial Solutions since its commencement in 2007.

An engineering degree and an extensive aerial survey background (together with an instilled ethos of economically applying leading edge technology suited to a practical African context), he has taken the company to new international levels. The company’s market share has been expanded through innovation, a focus on strengthening customer relationships, and embracing development.

Hal has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Geomatics profession, a photogrammetry visionary with considerable experience in the engineering, mining, telecommunication, environmental and agricultural industries.

Hal recognises the importance of deploying high-performance teams, and encourages the search for organisational creativity, supporting innovation whilst maintaining the company vision of quality and competitive service.

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • BSc. (Eng Agric)
  • Pilots Licenses (fixed-wing and helicopter)
  • Current chairman of the South African Association of Air Survey Companies
  • Member of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Land Survey Advisory Board