Drone Survey

Topography, visualisations and more

Drone Survey and Mapping

Droneflight can reach even the most inaccessible, hazardous or large-scale sites using the latest drone technology to provide a range of survey and mapping services.  Our highly-experienced team can safely capture high-resolution imagery and survey-grade data faster than traditional methods.

What can we do?

There are a wide range of applications for this type of survey:

  • Topographical & Mapping Surveys
  • Visualisations & Modelling for Planning and Rights of Light
  • Condition Surveys
  • Land Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Volume Measurment
  • Construction Progress
  • Site Visualisations

3D point clouds look amazing, they can lull you into a feeling of absolute accuracy when in fact they are not.  To deliver highly accurate surveys survey grade equipment and sufficient ground control points must be used.  As standard we use survey grade equipment from a range of suppliers including  Septentrio and Leica.

Benefits of drone based surveys

Reduce field time and survey costs:  Capturing topographic data with a drone is up to many times faster than land-based methods and requires less resources.  Ultimately, drone surveys deliver results faster and at a lower cost.

Provide accurate and extensive data: The use of drones equipped with survey grade GPS (RTK/PPK) and appropriate ground control delivers accurate and repeatable results.  One drone flight produces thousands of measurements which can be accessed at any time after the event – its much less likely to send the surveyor back to the site to capture data you did not include in your original scope.

Map otherwise inaccessible areas:  An aerial mapping drone can take off and 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. In fact, you can capture data during operation without an organizational overhead.

Online Survey Example

The survey below is hosted on PIX4D cloud and is a version adapted for website viewing, it is smaller than the full survey.