Drones for Surveys | COPTRZ | Commercial Drone Solutions

Surveyors using drones to gather data are making day-to-day operations faster, safer and more cost-effective.  Join the likes of Costain, Pfizer and Can group who have improved their business efficiency by adopting drone technology.


“Since 2018 Coptrz have become our sole training provider. Along with pilot NQE qualifications, vocational lessons have also been given on how to use drones to complete survey-grade photogrammetry, We’ve purchased a host of assets from Coptrz and made them our “one-stop-shop” for all things UAV.”

Jonathan Wales, Head of Videography and Aerial Solutions, COSTAIN

Meet James Pick

Business Development Manager – Surveying & Construction

As a surveyor by trade James knows the importance of making strategic decisions that ensure your organisation is achieving survey-grade data for your projects. Every organisation is unique and that’s why it’s important that your drone solution is too. With James’ industry experience he can create the perfect drone solution with everything you need from hardware to training so you can hit the ground running. James has already helped hundreds of organisations such as Costain, Pfizer, Veolia, Jacobs and Can group to adopt drone technology.

Watch James’ introductory webinar (55 min) below to find out how you can get started.

Coptrz UAV Strategist James Pick


Should you enrol on the OFQUAL 5 Chief Pilots course?

Join Coptrz on Thursday 11th June at 14:00 (GMT) to find out the importance of advancing your skill-set as a drone operator beyond the PfCO. We’ll be answering your questions and exploring the modules on the Chief Pilot course: 
  • Managing the deployment of Commercial Drone Pilots
  • Management of Flight Log Records
  • Managing the audit and maintenance of on-site equipment
  • Planning and operation with an Operational Safety Case (OSC)
  • Planning and operation with Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
  • Planning and operation with Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
  • Planning and operating safely in congested areas


To start flying drones on your surveying business you’ll need the right training and correct permissions.


We have a range of drones and sensors for surveying applications all based on the output you require.


Create 3D Maps and Orthomosaics from your drone data using specialist mapping software.


To get the best possible solution for your business, speak to our experts.

It’s important that you get the right drone for your application. Whether it’s a fixed-wing or multi-rotor. Or has an integrated camera or a dual gimbal for detachable payloads. We’ll make sure you get the best solution to enhance your business.

Wingtra Fixed-Wing

The Wingtra fixed-wing drone is fully autonomous, it's designed specifically for long-distance surveying applications. Watch this video to see data captured by the Wingtra in Wales.

DJI Phantom 4 RTK

Designed for aerial surveying and 3D mapping, the P4 RTK incorporates a new real-time kinematics system to maintain positional accuracy and deliver survey-grade data. Watch this video of James explaining why the P4 RTK is a fantastic tool for your surveying applications.

DJI Matrice 210 RTK

The M210 RTK features collision avoidance, an FPV camera and can fly up to 30 minutes of flight time. The game-changing dual gimbal means you can change your payloads to suit your needs.

Flyability Elios 2

The most intuitive, reliable, and precise indoor inspection drone. Keep your workforce out of harm’s way while performing flawless inspections with the Elios 2.

To produce quality deliverables what matters more than the drone is the camera you use to collect the data. Speak to our experts to find out which camera suits your needs, whether that’s RGB, Thermal, Metric or LiDAR.

Phase One Webinar – Thursday 28th May 

Join COPTRZ and Phase One for a live webinar looking at the Phase One iXM camera series and find out how they compare to other UAV cameras for aerial surveying.

Phase One webinar

FLIR Duo Pro R

A complete, integrated aerial thermal camera designed for commercial & industrial applications.  Dual high-resolution thermal and 4K visual imaging into a single powerful, convenient package.

Phase One iXM

Incorporates the first medium-format sensor with backside-illumination technology, enabling high light sensitivity and extended dynamic range to satisfy diverse mapping & surveying applications.

LiDAR Snoopy A-Series

The A-Series is light-weight and easy to use. Begin scanning with just a click of a button on your smartphone. Offered with either ‘Puck & Puck LITE’ or ‘HDL-32E’ sensors, meaning surveying accuracy down to +/- 2cm.

LiDAR Snoopy V-Series

A powerful 3D mapping solution for businesses across multiple disciplines. With the long-range version boasting a range of 550m the VUX collects data which is incomparable to its competitors.

Complete Surveying Package

Everything you need to get started


Drone & Accessories
  • DJI Phantom 4 RTK – quadcopter
  • Controller
  • Three extra P4 RTK batteries
  • One RC battery
  • Base station – optional
  • Safety Kit
  • One year Pix4Dmapper licence
Training & Qualifications
  • Drone Pilot Qualification (PFCO / GVC);
  • Certificate of Conformity for A2 Sector
  • Pix4D Essentials two-day workshop

£7,495 + VAT

£8,995 + VAT with Base Station


Collecting your data is just the start, use software apps like PiX4D, Propellor and Global Mapper to create orthomosaics and 3D Maps of your data.

PiX4D Mapper

Pix4Dmapper is the leading aerial photogrammetry software. It turns your images into highly precise, geo-referenced 2D maps and 3D models. Customisable, timely, and complements a wide range of applications and software.


Global Mapper is the ultimate application for surveyors wanting to create 3D maps from data collected by LiDAR enabled drones. Get in touch for more information about 3D Mapping software.


Propeller Platform is a simple yet powerful cloud software solution for drone mapping, surveying and inspections with tools to make estimating, planning, monitoring and reporting quick and easy.

Your Drone Solution

Adopting drone technology is a big decision for any organisation. Our team of industry experts will be on-hand every step of the way to make sure that you get the perfect solution.

  • Why should you consider drone technology for your surveys?

  • Why should you bring your drone solution in-house?

  • Do I still need a drone if I'm not doing large topographic surveys?

  • This sounds great, but surely it’s out of our budget?