Gain valuable insight across your entire site with drone mapping

Specialist drone mapping surveys to accurately measure surfaces, distance, volume and elevations remotely.

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Actionable drone mapping for your entire site

Accurately map, measure and model structures with aerial photogrammetry

Survey-Grade Results

Our measured surveys are typically below 50mm, however we can often deliver results with sub-centimetre accuracy.

Virtual Inspections

Perform virtual inspections post-survey to measure surfaces, distance, volume and elevations.

BIM Mapping

Georeferenced 3D mapping for earthworks and construction management, fully-compatible with BIM and CAD software.

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Questions? Call us on 01243 370 296

10m Operating Safety Case

iRed® are one of the few drone operators in the UK with an extensive 10m Operating Safety Case. This enables our team to operate beyond the limitations of standard CAA permissions – meaning we can fly where others can’t.

CAA Approved Drone Pilots

Measure surface, distance, volume and elevations using drones

Our purpose-built drones are integrated with the latest sensors, creating point-clouds and 3D models to accurately map boundaries, measure structures and monitor land usage.

Measure Buildings

Volumetric Measurement

3D Modelling

Manage Site Stock

Digital Surface Models

Topographic Mapping

Multiple Outputs

We can output your data as point-clouds, orthomosiacs, digital surface models, reflectance maps and more.

Live Maps

Get an instant view of your project on-site, quickly highlighting any critical elements for further inspection.

Team Collaboration

Project data captured with our drones is compatible with all industry-standard software packages.

iRed Testimonials

“iRed’s professionalism is apparent in both their approach to the client on site and to the report production aspect, which is delivered in an easy to understand and visually pleasing format.”

Adrian Caulk, SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy)
iRed Testimonials

 “iRed have proved themselves to be very flexible in fitting in with our policies and procedures, the engineers have been very efficient and I have been impressed with the final presentation of the results.”

Paul Harding, NHS
iRed Testimonials

“As a business, iRed have proved their worth time and time again. The professionalism of the office staff, united with engineer know-how of thermographic engineers is a formidable team.”

Trevor May, EMCOR UK


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Learn more about drone mapping…

Photogrammetry is the practice of capturing 2D images and converting them into 3D models. Used for surveying and mapping, photogrammetry surveys allow for accurate measurement between objects. This is ideal for:
  • Creating land registry maps
  • Accurately measuring buildings
  • Monitoring rock and ground formations
  • Mapping and modelling heritage sites
  • Mapping accurate field boundaries
  • Measuring, managing and monitoring site stock

Using specialist drones, we’re able to create accurate 3D models to monitor construction and manage site stock as part of BIM (Building Information Modelling). We have a large fleet of aerial platforms, ranging from DJI Enterprise drones to bespoke systems specifically created by our technical team for individual projects.

To capture reliable data on-site, we only use the highest-resolution visual cameras available to the commercial marketThis varies from 36 megapixels to 400 megapixels, depending on a project’s requirements.

Our drone operators follow strict workflows to capture quality data on-site. A basic measured survey has 4 stages:

1. Flight Planning

As soon as a brief has been set by a client, our engineers will begin planning the project for all aspects of safety. This includes:

  • Checking and verifying site suitability
  • Obtaining permissions for drone operations
  • Planning ground control points for accurate data collection
  • Establishing a ground-based approach for data collection (if required)

Our CAA Approved drone operators will then use flight-planning software to map out a site flight-path.

2. Data Collection

After arriving on site, our team will setup a monitoring station to conduct operations from. The station will enable our pilots to monitor the quality of data captured during flight. It also allows for light processing on-site for data validation.

Once complete, our pilots will setup and deploy a specialist drone. Equipped with a high-resolution sensor, the drone will begin capturing visual data for the entire site.

3. Data Analysis & Processing

Using the data collected on site, our team will start to process the aerial images using specialist software. During the processing, an engineer will be on-hand to refine and optimise the quality of outputs. This ensures that high-quality orthomosiacs and photo-realisitic models are created.

4. Project Output

Within 7-10 days* of survey completion, clients will receive:

  • A Project Summary
  • Project Object File (.obj)
  • Project Shape File (.shp)
  • Point-Cloud Files (.las, .laz)
  • High-Quality Visual Orthomosiac (.tiff)
  • Geographic Information System (.kml, .kmz)

Depending on requirements, we can also provide online viewing software for the final outputs.

*Depending on initial project requirements

Our engineers are approved by the CAA to operate drones commercially (PfCO 2082). This enables us to capture external elevations from an aerial perspective.

We’re one of the few companies with a specialist Operating Safety Case in the UK. This means that we can fly closer to buildings and structures then standard operators (20m).

Any questions? Speak to a sales advisor on 01243 370 296 or email [email protected]