About Us

Darling Geomatics is a woman-owned multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in 3D Laser Scanning / High Definition Surveying for a vastly diverse client base worldwide.

Darling Geomatics has worked with some of the country's top companies
Mary Darling

Mary Darling

M.S., J.D. CEO and Principal Owner

Mary E. Darling, M.S., J.D. is the CEO and a founding principal owner of Darling Geomatics. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries biology and a law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Ms. Darling is an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot as well as two term Past President of the Southern Arizona Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and a former National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Board Member. She served as a member of the Sonoran Desert Habitat Conservation Steering Committee for Pima County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Recovery Team. Ms. Darling has performed numerous Section 7 Endangered Species Act consultations to assist private landowners with the permitting processes involved when a threatened or endangered species or critical habitat is present in areas proposed for development. She has authored and successfully completed a project specific Habitat Conservation Plan for the Mojave Desert Tortoise in Nye County Nevada, which resulted in the County obtaining an incidental take permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ms. Darling's experience includes 12 years with the U.S. Forest Service, during which she served two years as Appeals and Litigation Coordinator. Recently, Ms. Darling has been involved with litigation as a consultant to Cochise County, Arizona, Nye and Clark counties, Nevada; Custer County, Idaho; Amphitheater School District, and various other organizations dealing with the Endangered Species Act and Land Stewardship issues. Species that Ms. Darling has worked with include: Greater Sage-Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Mojave and Sonoran Desert Tortoises, Chiricahua leopard frog, Gila Chub, Sonoran Chub, Desert Sucker, Razorback Sucker, Flannelmouth Sucker. Little Colorado Spinedace, Loach Minnow, Spikedace, Moapa Dace, Desert Pupfish, Desert Springfish, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, Redband Trout, Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Pima Pineapple Cactus, Desert Tortoise, Amargosa Toad, Sonoran Tiger Salamander, California and Mexican Spotted Owl, Ocelot, Jaguar, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon.

She is an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot and also participates as a member of 3D laser scanning and survey crews. She has participated in a broad range of UAV, 3D laser scanning and land surveying projects throughout the United States, Mexico and Turkey.

Mary Darling

Richard Darling

RLS President

.Richard D. Darling is the President and a founding principal of Darling Geomatics. He is a Registered Land Surveyor (RLS) in Arizona and also licensed in Nevada and South Dakota. Mr. Darling is an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot and has over 40 years of diversified surveying experience. He performs UAV project flights, 3D laser scanning, ALTAs, property title searches, written legal descriptions, boundary surveys for subdivisions, patented mineral claims and Cadastral Surveys.

He has extensive experience in the following: UAV Surveying and Mapping, 3D Laser Scanning, Aerial Control Surveys, Mineral Claim Staking, Utility Easement Preparation and Acquisition, Flood Plain Studies, Topographic Mapping, and Construction Surveys. Mr. Darling has also performed duties as Chief Surveyor for mining and mineral exploration companies. He has worked in almost all fifty states in the USA as well as Canada, Mexico and Turkey.

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Surveying Services

It doesn't matter what kind of job you're working on, we've probably successfully completed dozens of similar projects.
Here is a list of our most popular surveying services:

  • Surveys for threatened and endangered species according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and BLM protocols
  • Prepare NEPA documents (EAs, EISs, Categorical Exclusions) for utility corridors, mining projects, landfills, and a variety of the other land use activities
  • Inventory, assess, and map habitat for species of interest including use of drones for aerial data collection
  • Prepare biological assessments and evaluations
  • Delineate waters of the United States that fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Section 404 permitting
  • Prepare U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permit applications
  • Prepare extraordinarily detailed maps utilizing professional grade sub-centimeter Trimble GPS, 3D scanning and/or drones and AutoCAD drawings/ESRI shape files
  • Prepare 3D scanning images with 6 millimeter accuracy
  • Prepare Mitigation Reports
  • Conduct noxious weed and invasive species surveys
  • Inventory native plants and prepare Native Plant Preservation Plans
  • Prepare and/or review environmental reports and procedures
  • Perform legal research of environmental requirements
  • Prepare Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

Darling provides surveying and environmental permitting services to Federal, State and local governments, private landowners, utilities, municipalities, mining, and other industries worldwide.

NAIC codes: 541340 - Drafting Services, 541370 - Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services, 541620 - Environmental Consulting Services, 541922 – Commercial Aerial Photography

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Survey from Your Desktop

When we scan your project we capture everything one time. We convert the data into any deliverable you want so you can import it to the tool of your choice. No need to send out a crew to re-measure. You can survey the everything from your desktop.


Precise Data

If accuracy is important, Darling Geomatics is the right call to make. Our scans are accurate to within 6mm.

Fast Turnaround

Time is money. Our turnaround times from scan to deliverables will keep your project running smoothly and efficiently.

Budget Friendly

Darling Geomatics understands the budget constraints that businesses face today. We use many surveying techniques that are faster and less expensive than traditional methods.

Safety Conscious

Your people are your most precious resource. Our scanning processes don’t interrupt your workflow and don’t put people at risk.

Accurate Reconstructions

When working within existing structures, a hyper-accurate as-built scan can prove vital to staying within budget and time constraints.

Deliverables You Want

Not only do we survey within budget and time constraints we provide you with the deliverables you need to complete your work.

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CEO and Principal Owner

"The accuracy an engineer can achieve through 3D instantly makes the project safer and more profitable."