Drone Mapping, Survey & Topography
The speed and efficiency of using a drone for mapping, survey and topographic data collection with image based Photogrammetry or LIDAR scanners is difficult and costly to replicate with any other equipment including by hand on the ground or from full scale aircraft.
UAS (Drone) Surface Data Collection
In the past, satellites or manned aircraft were required to capture data either with a camera or a LIDAR sensor in order to create georeferenced imagery. Today, the use of UAS to capture data is much more affordable, and can be very accurate due to the instrument being closer to the surface.
Using Drones to Collect Data
for Mapping, Topography and Survey
A drone is flown over the subject property.
Ground Control Points can be utilized if higher absolute accuracy is requested.
Specialized computer software running on the drone directs it to capture a precise GPS guided series of aerial photographs. This set of drone aerial photographs can be stitched together and geo-referenced to be used alone, or within other GIS applications.
The 2d and 3d data resulting from this photogrammetry process can be used in many ways. Including general aerial Orthoimagery, 3D digital surface models for volumetric measurements, terrain modeling, and more.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
Let us put this powerful tool to work for you on your next project.
Olympic Aerial Solutions is not a licensed surveyor. The products produced by us are not meant to be used for the establishment of property corners, lines, boundaries, or monuments. For those products, we work under the direction of a survey professional who can legally supply those products. Ask Us!