There are several reasons why land surveyors are increasingly adding drones to their portfolio of instruments.
Firstly, using a drone can vastly reduce the time spent collecting accurate data. By acquiring raster data from the sky – in the form of geo-referenced digital aerial images, with resolutions as sharp as 1.5 cm (0.6 in) per pixel – you can gather millions of data points in one short flight.
More time still can be saved by using a survey-grade drone such as the RTK. Such GNSS/RTK receiver systems are effectively flying rovers, capable of receiving data corrections streamed from a base station or via VRS to achieve absolute X, Y, Z accuracy of down to 3 cm (1.2 in) – without needing Ground Control Points.
With collection made so simple, you can focus your energy on using and analyzing data, rather than working out how to gather it.
With such a large increase in the amount of physical data being collected, this does mean an increase in office time spent processing and utilizing this data. However, this expansion is cancelled out many times over by the huge time savings a drone produces out in the field. Many of surveying customers say, for example, that large jobs that once took weeks can now be completed in just a few days, and that a week’s worth of traditional data collection is now achieved in just one day.
Last but not least, less time spent on the ground means staff safety is improved by minimizing risk to surveying teams when measuring sites such as mines, unstable slopes and transport routes. Simply choose take-off and landing locations that are out of harm's way.
Aerial Data Collection – UAV Surveying
At 1cm / pixel resolution, our drone surveying deliverables lead the industry in precision. Turn-around time can be as short as a few hours. Whether the project is a 100 mile pipeline inspection, mining volume calculation, or a vegetation / crop diagnosis our team can quickly and safely provide a UAV LiDAR survey at a never before seen price-point.
The UAV Difference
Our certified UAV operators control the process of data capture, analysis, and archival from end to end. Many of the processes involved with an aerial survey drone have been automated and are now available in an extremely compact method of delivery.
Up to 6 square miles / day
24 Hour turn-around
A fraction of the cost of traditional collection methods
Industry leading 1cm of accuracy (survey grade)
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