Measured Surveys

We use drones to map, measure, and model structures and land.

Accurate point-clouds to measure external surfaces and the objects around them.

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Measured Surveys

Our specialist drones can create 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

CAA Approved | 15m Operating Safety Case | Pix4D Operators | CHAS Accredited

Benefits of measured surveys

Measured Surveys

Photogrammetry provides precise data for analysis. This enables site managers to visualise and measure structural elements and architectural features.

Map Heritage Sites

We can map archaeological and historical sites using the latest in drone technologies. The data can subsequently be used for precise interactive visualisations.

Manage Site Stock

Our precise 3D models can be used to accurately monitor construction and manage site stock. This is across the project life-cycle as part of BIM (Building Information Modelling).

Volumetric Measurements

Photogrammetry can be used to monitor and measure liquid volumes. This is an ideal solution for waste management and flow measurement.

Monitor Land Usage

Detect, monitor and analyse land-use changes over time. This can include seasonal crop development, the degradation of structures and invasive vegetation.

Topography

Topographic maps are accurate graphic representations of the Earth’s surface. These are useful for mapping geological changes and natural resource management.

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A FEW OF OUR PHOTOGRAMMETRY CLIENTS

We’re proud to serve over 400 clients across a range of industries, including local authorities, public bodies and global brands.

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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]

Specialist inspections using purpose-built drones.

Our pilots are CAA Approved, and operate with a 10m Operating Safety Case.

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