Drone Based Survey and Monitoring
Survey and Monitoring with DronesA surveying drone offers an enormous potential for business to extract information and monitor the asset. With a drone, it is possible to carry out topographic surveys of the same quality as the highly accurate measurements collected by traditional topographic surveys, but in a fraction of the time. This substantially reduces the cost of a survey and the workload of specialists in the field.
Following are benefits of drone based survey.
Cheap and Faster Survey: Capturing geospatial data with a drone is up to five times faster than with the manual land-based methods and requires less human resource.
Accuracy: Drone survey produces thousands of measurements, which can be represented in different formats (orthomosaic, point cloud, DTM, DSM, contour lines, etc). Drone pictures can provide 3D model of the location.
Inaccessible Areas: A drone can fly almost anywhere. You are no longer limited by unreachable areas, unsafe steep slopes or harsh terrain unsuitable for traditional measuring tools. You do not need to close down highways or train tracks, but you can capture data during operation without an organizational overhead.
Our Services using Drone Survey
Land surveying / cartography: Survey drones generate high-resolution orthomosaics and detailed 3D models of areas where low-quality, outdated or even no data, are available. They thus enable cadastral maps to be produced quickly and easily, even in complex or difficult to access environments. We can also extract features from the images such as signs, curbs, road markers, fire hydrants and drains. After post-processing with a photogrammetry software, these same images can produce very detailed elevation models, contour lines and break lines, as well as 3D reconstruction of land sites or buildings.
Land management and development: Aerial images taken by drones greatly accelerate and simplify topographic surveys for land management and planning. This holds true for site scouting, allotment planning and design, as well as final construction of roads, buildings and utilities. These images also provide the foundation for detailed models of site topography for pre-construction engineering studies. The generated data can also be transferred to any CAD or BIM software so that engineers can immediately start working from a 3D model. As data collection by drones is easily repeatable at low cost, images can be taken at regular intervals and overlaid on the original blueprints to assess whether the construction work is moving according to specifications.
Precise measurements: High-resolution orthophotos enable surveyors to perform highly accurate distance and surface measurements. With 3D modelling software, it is also possible to obtain volumetric measurements from the very same images. This fast and inexpensive method of volume measurement is particularly useful for calculating stocks in mines and quarries for inventory or monitoring purposes. With a drone, surveyors can capture many more data points, hence more accurate volume measurement. They can also do this in a much safer way than if they had to manually capture the data by going up and down a stockpile. Since drones are capturing the data from above, operations on site will not be interrupted. The short acquisition time enables capturing a snapshot on a specific point in time.
Urban planning: The development of increasingly dense and complex urban areas requires intensive planning and therefore time-consuming and expensive data collection. Thanks to drones, urban planners can collect large amounts of up-to-date data in a short period of time and with far less staff. The images produced in this way allow planners to examine the existing social and environmental conditions of the sites and consider the impact of different scenarios. Thanks to 3D visualization, buildings can also be easily overlayed onto their environment, giving planners and citizens an experimental perspective of a complex development project. 3D models also allow analysis and visualization of cast shadow or outlooks/views.