Topographical Aerial Survey / Drone Survey

What is Drone Aerial Surveying?

Aerial surveying using drones is the capture of data from drones and combining with data from ground points to provide survey data. This can then be imported into CAD and GIS applications so analysis can be done on the topography.

This can include

  • Cut and Fill volumetric measurements
  • Slope analysis and gradient
  • Contour generation of the topography

How much does a drone survey cost?

The simple answer is that pricing varies based on a number of factors. The location, time of year, weather, airsoace and surrounding areas Pointcloud of greenfield site in Rush Co. Dublinsuch as roads, buildings structures can all affect pricing. We take all these into account and provide a custom price per job based on these variables.

Drone Services Ireland are the leading drone survey company in Ireland. We have spent thousands of hours perfecting our workflows to give you the best results.

Aerial Survey or drone survey, as it is commonly called, is processing aerial images gathered using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). These images stitched together with software. The output produces multiple format outputs from dense point-clouds, Elevation models, 3D models and 2D orthomosaics. 

Adding high precision 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. It can be output in local coordinate systems such as Irish Transverse Mercator.

Typical Outputs of Topographical Survey:

  • 2D Orthomosaic
  • 3D Point-Cloud
  • Digital Surface Model / Digital Elevation Model
  • Digital Terrain Model
  • Contours generated at 0.5m
  • Point Grid

Aerial Surveying has advantages regarding the speed of delivery compared to traditional methods. It is very cost effective in comparisonQuarry DSM generated from pointcloud with elevation data to traditional surveying. It is not intended to replace but compliment these survey methods.

Using the data captured by our drone pilots, engineering surveys have more data points. Whether looking for boundary surveys or land surveying, drone surveying and mapping is the next step.

Inaccessible areas, such as bogs, landfills, quarries are surveyed from the air. It can be difficult or sometimes impossible to get a total station in some of these locations. 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.

Land surveyors are now looking to the skies to assist with there daily tasks. Drones give more detail about man made features.

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.

quarry contours generated from DSMNormal operations proceed while the drone is mapping overhead. This reduces site outages or downtime.

All outputs can be in National Grid, or any required coordinate system.

We provide an end-to-end mapping service, from data capture and processing, to output and transfer to our clients. 

We use the latest drone technology in the industry to capture acurate, actionable data and provide the top aerial surveys in Ireland

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.