Aerial Survey

Aerial Survey Solutions

Our aerial survey services are delivered by our ready to deploy state of the art aircraft with a high-resolution aerial photography camera and the ability to fly autonomously. These aircraft include fixed wing and rotor craft and we use specialist 3D and overlay software, which provides a fully automated 3D processing solution. This software allows for a precise geo-referenced orthomosaic and digital elevation models (DEM), based on the aerial surveys.

Our aerial photography drones allow for a 45 minute aerial survey in one flight using electric propulsion and autonomous take off and landing, using the high resolution camera and image processing to provide you with the results you need. We can map areas from 1.5 to 10km2 in a single flight, depending on image resolution and flight altitude.

Industrial Aerial Surveys

Our services can provide professional grade aerial survey reports to meet your needs, whether you need 3D survey of a site, orthomosaic detailing or a simple birds eye view. Our inspection and survey grade drones can fly autonomously along pre determined waypoints, gathering GPS enabled images. These images are then uploaded and various professional type reports can be formulated.

Agriculture Aerial Surveys

We also offer agriculture aerial survey services using the same drone equipment and software so that you can check and assess your crops simply and in a cost effective manner. Using different aerial photography systems we are able to provide various feedback based on your crops:

– Biomass indication
– Growth monitoring
– Leaf area indexing
– Plant stress
– Drought assessment

Other uses for our survey type UAV’s and image processing software:

Construction

We are able to create survey-grade orthomosaics, DSMs and dense 3D point clouds almost instantly using our automatic workflow, repeat the process in fixed time intervals and analyze results over time to monitor contractors and construction advancements. Our imaging software is able to measure points, lines, surfaces and volumes, and annotate vector objects to seamlessly import them into your existing CAD or GIS software package.

Our solution will help you plan and document your construction and building sites over time and enhance security on site.

Agriculture

Precision agriculture calls for continuous land management at a competitive cost all the while caring about environmental protection. Up-to date aerial imagery acquired in a user-friendly and fast way and translated into highly accurate multiband orthomosaics and DSMs is a cost effective and user-friendly new way to continuously optimise precision farming techniques. Creating your NDVI has never been faster and more cost effective.

The Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that can be used to analyse Remote Sensing measurements, and assess the health of live green vegetation.

Natural Resources Management

We are capable of producing orthomosaics and DSMs of natural areas, parks, reserves and nature conservation areas. Verifying the enforcement of environmental regulations, assessing the vigor of vegetation through vegetation indexes, creating extensive inventories of natural resources are only a few examples of how we can assist.

Emergency Response

Effective emergency response needs fast and correct on-site production of cartography. Our aerial survey solution provides the fully automatic workflow that will produce fast results all the while limit operator errors to the very minimum. Unlike satellite imagery, orthomosaics and digital surface models produced by our software can be created immediately, even with cloudy skies, and will provide you with the accuracy you need for successful operations. Use our technology not only for operations after events but also to monitor sensitive sites throughout the year for prevention purposes.

Mining

Our services makes the management of extraction activities and environmental protection issues easy-to-handle, available on demand, and cost-effective, without exposing workers to dangerous conditions. Compared to traditional surveying technology that is labour, skill and cost-intensive, using UAVs to create airborne imagery that produces orthomosaics, Digital Surface Maps (DSMs) and point clouds of open-pit mines, quarries and pits, and calculate volumes of extracted materials and stockpiles. This also increases safety, efficiency and accuracy, while keeping cost and labour to a minimum. This new and effective process of generating up-to-date information allows for continuous monitoring and well-structured decision making for any area of mining sites.

Topography

Our aerial photography services are able to produce results with centimeter-grade accuracy from our state of the art unmanned air vehicles. This technology will help you assess the quality of your acquired data within minutes while still in the field. The automatic workflow allows us to create 2D topographic maps and orthomosaics, 3D raster DSMs and point clouds that can be delivered in record-time. Output results seamlessly integrate with your existing CAD, GIS and traditional photogrammetry software.

Get in touch

Call us on 0333 370 4999
Email info@ctrdrones.co.uk