Aerial Drone Surveying

Aerial Drone Surveying Is Here

Aerial drone surveys are increasing greater opportunities for the surveying and mapping industry. Drone technology makes it possible to capture imagery and millions of data points extremely quickly. Our CAA qualified pilots can fly and survey the full extent of the Area of Interest. For example whether land, property or assets, our pilots (subject to UK Government regulations) can safely acquire digital aerial imagery. With overhead or low/high oblique flight plans our drones capture great aerial imagery and video. Anything is possible: from rooftop imagery helping in the writing up of condition reports right through to full 3D video animation fly-pasts.

Topographic Surveying

One powerful application of drone technology is performing topographic surveys, especially those large in size. Surveys that would normally take weeks to be completed can now be achieved in just a few days. Set-up time is kept to a minimum as flight plans are drawn up at our office prior to arrival on site. A week’s worth of traditional survey data collection is now seeing survey data captured in just one day by drone technology. A drone can cover sizeable areas of land quickly and we recently flew a 20 acre site surveying it in less than 5 hours.

Another application utilising topographic data are digital elevation modelling (DEMs). In the planning of new land developments elevation data derived from a drone can be easily modelled into 3D visualisations. 3D models can help architects and engineers to communicate information regarding potential changes in the landscape.

Measured Building Surveying

In the house building and property development industries the use of aerial drones is now fully appreciated. Aerial drone imagery is increasingly becoming the go-to solution for a measured building survey, especially where a roof plan is required. Its more affordable and more suitable for a wider range of property options. In addition, we can take aerial drone imagery and produce a visualisation presenting a true 3D model of the area of interest to help architects and engineers to communicate information regarding potential changes.

Aerial Drone Surveying For Property Developers & Housing Builders

Aerial drone surveys are the perfect solution for House Builders and Property Developers:

    • Volumetric Survey Calculations
    • Building Character Assessments
    • Rooftop Inspections & Condition Reports

Precise volumetric calculations are an intrinsic component in the professional management of stockpiles together with all the other facets that underpin the construction process. Assessing the character of a building or inspecting the condition of its rooftop from ground level can prove difficult and in some situations virtually impossible. An aerial drone can completely overcome these potential issues. 

Note that all Aerial Drone Service providers are legally subject to UK aviation regulations: refer to the UK CAA website for further details

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