Traditional surveys take considerable time and labour costs. Drones change that!

Mounting specialised cameras and equipment on drones designed for surveys means you can create detailed, replicable data across wide landscapes and intricate location inspections.

Software enables you to build 2D maps and 3D models with ease, and GPS-plotted flight paths mean you can build layers of data types or over time to build a comprehensive map. High definition cameras mounted to drones mean excellent quality photos and film footage can be gathered for closer inspection purposes, too.

Surveys are required across so many different sectors, using drones to deliver accurate survey data is a commercially viable option for any company. The cost savings made by deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are significant, thanks to the huge reduction in labour costs and time taken to produce survey data.

Areas where drones could be used for surveying include:

  • Coastal surveys
  • Dredging surveys (before and after footage)
  • Geospatial information - Geomapping surveys
  • LiDAR surveys
  • Geological surveys
  • Oceanography (with specialised marine environment drones)
  • Multispectral surveys
  • Photogrammetry
  • Thermal imaging
  • Hydrographic

And the list goes on! The practical advantages of drones are clear: surveys can be made accurately, quickly, and are easily repeated. The time savings are directly linked to operational cost reductions, while the unique advantage of drones able to operate in areas unsafe for workers gives a huge advantage.

You can maintain the safety of workers by inspecting and surveying an area – in detail – from the sky, before sending people in for maintenance, repair, or further inspection. Drones can reach high, hard-to-access, and dangerous spots such as near powerlines, on difficult coastal terrain, or high traffic areas.

COPTRZ heavy lift UAVs can now be utilised to carry water penetrating LiDAR payloads to carryout bathymetric surveys. Drastically cutting down on the time and cost of carrying out surveys in shallow hulled boats.

Removing the risk for workers by minimising the need for a manual inspection will improve safety and speed up operational tasks – once again, another example of how cost savings are easily made when using drones for surveys. Want to know more? Read on!

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