Aerial Survey or drone survey, as it is commonly called, is processing aerial images gathered using drones. These images stitched together with software. The output produces a single high resolution orthomosaic.
Adding GPS or an RTK/PPK solution increases overall accuracy. Surveyed ground control points (GCP's) can be input to rectify the image.
This highly detailed output is accurate regarding global position and elevation, and can be output in local co-ordinate systems such as Irish Transverse Mercator.
- 2D Orthomosaic
- Digital Surface Model / Digital Elevation Model
- Digital Terrain Model
Aerial Surveying has advantages regarding the speed of delivery compared to traditional methods.
Inaccessible areas, such as bogs, landfills, quarries are surveyed from the air. People and expensive equipment are taken out of harm's way. Aerial surveying has become common in construction. Many other industries can also leverage the same benefits.
Quarrying, Waste Management and Environmental protection are dangerous industries. Large machinery and dangerous terrain make it difficult to navigate and more hazardous to survey.
Surveying is very important to these industries. The need to ensure the correct volume is extracted or filled back in. Aerial surveys can solve these issues. Volumetrics, DTMs and DSMs extracted from the data collected from an aerial survey. Normal operations proceed while the drone is mapping overhead. This reduces site outages or downtime.
We work with leading software providers in the industry. We produce output in the format you require. These orthomosaics or point-clouds can be imported into CAD or GIS applications.
Call or email now for a free consultation and we will be happy to demonstrate the capability that drone surveys can bring to your business.