Over the last few years, drone technology has revolutionized the land surveying industry, allowing land surveyors to collect data faster, more accurately, and in previously inaccessible locations than ever before by using drone surveys.
These benefits allow the cost savings of drone surveys to be passed on to clients that need these surveys to complete simple or complex projects in a timely manner.
Using a Drone offers a wide range of surveys that can provide you with whatever information you need. If you already know what kind of survey you need, move on and set up a call with one of our experts!
Topographic Site Surveys
A topographic site survey is a detailed mapping of the natural and man-made features of a piece of land. This type of survey is often used to create base maps for construction projects or to estimate the volume of materials on a site.
With detailed, accurate contour maps that include millions of data points, our drone surveys can provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your project. In addition, drones can fly in tight spaces and over obstacles, making them ideal for surveying difficult-to-reach areas. Make your design more realistic by adding custom features, 3D designs, and models to existing ground data.
Site Progress Reporting Volumetrics
For construction surveying services or mining projects that have vast stockpiles of materials and resources, a volumetric analysis may be required.
This is the process of measuring the volume of a materials or stockpiles on a construction site that might need to be moved or entirely removed to complete a specific construction project. Drones are equipped with technology and can provide you with accurate measurements of a construction sites material and existing stockpiles.
This information can be used to track the progress of your project or to ensure that you have enough materials on-site to meet your needs.
Aerial Mapping Imagery
Aerial photography offers a huge improvement over land-based surveying, which can often be time-consuming and expensive. With drone surveys, we can quickly capture high-resolution images of your site from multiple angles.
This imagery can be used to create orthomosaics, 3D models, and digital terrain models (DTMs). These models can be used for a variety of purposes, such as monitoring the progress of a construction project or planning future development. When analyzing land parcels and planning complex activities, this can be helpful as you’ll receive high-definition images of the land, as well as what surrounds the area and what the potential land looks like in its current state.
Adding aerial imagery to existing plans can help you get a better understanding of the property, see potential obstacles, and find the best way to develop it.
With drone surveys, we can quickly capture high-resolution images of your site from multiple angles, which you can then overlay on your existing drawings to get a better understanding of how the project will look when completed. As a result, a builder can easily and accurately accommodate geographic features and other variables in the building plan as they relate to the land.
For clients, this combination of photography and design can offer significant insight that would otherwise be unavailable.
3D Scans of Existing Structures
Photogrammetry or LiDAR scanning of existing structures is one of the more powerful applications of scanning technology. Designers can measure everything from the distance from ravines to the windows on a building using high-resolution scans. This is particularly useful for renovations and additions since it provides an accurate representation of the existing conditions. Various software packages can be used as a reference for model design using a 3D point cloud model.
3D scans can also be used to create as-built drawings, which can be used for a variety of purposes, such as asset management or facilities maintenance.
An orthomosaic is a high-resolution, geo-referenced image of a site. This type of map is often used for land use planning, asset management, or construction progress monitoring.
Drone surveying can quickly capture hundreds of images of your site, which we then stitch together to create a seamless orthomosaic. This map can be exported in a variety of formats and projected at any scale, making it easy to integrate into your existing workflow.
In Need of a Drone Survey?
At Arc Surveys, we offer drone surveys for all types of development, including residential, commercial, and industrial and construction surveying.
If you’re interested in using some of these drone services to complete a land survey