Drone Surveying for Commercial Projects

September 24, 2019 11:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When drones first appeared on the scene, they were used mostly for personal enjoyment. You could send your drone into the air with a camera and take a look at what it captured at a later time. Today, whether we’re ready or not, drones are here and changing the world of technology across a wide range of industries, including surveying. Read on for some information about drone surveying capabilities.

What drones can offer

The drones of today can do so much more than simply fly in the sky for personal pleasure. Modern drones are built to withstand the elements and hold strong for long periods of time in the air. Those made for professional use can film movies from high up, locate missing people in forested areas and even be utilized by government and military departments for a range of projects. Here’s some of what drones can do for private or commercial projects:

  • New possibilities: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also called drones, offer a host of new opportunities to businesses and industries across the world. From fast delivery of products to filmmaking to aiding in emergency response, drones can do a lot. Although UAV technology has grown significantly, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does have rules dictating commercial drone usage.
  • Surveying from the sky: Drones have taken land surveying to a whole new level. Surveying firms that utilize drones can provide all sorts of data to their clients. Boundary surveys from the air help determine property lines between parcels of land, and can indicate easements or encroachments. A drone is fantastic at performing topographical surveys, which helps builders locate features and utilities on land slated for construction.
  • Environmental monitoring: Another type of survey is an environmental survey. Drones are used to survey areas for flood assessment and other environmental monitoring. UAVs also provide data about the health of animal populations and vegetation upon request from state agencies.
  • Engineering: Engineering firms take advantage of drones when they have commercial projects involving things like oil pipelines and transmission cables. Drones are also great for overhead maintenance inspections.

Who can benefit from drone services?

Many industries can benefit from all that drones have to offer. Some are fairly obvious, while others may come as a surprise:

  • Agriculture: Farmers can employ drone services not only to locate the best areas to grow their crops, but also to monitor their animals and show where to dig irrigation systems.
  • Construction and architecture: Construction contractors and architecture firms can use drone technology to gather footage and images of land and properties to create 3D models of the structures they have been commissioned to build. This service is quick and affordable so projects can get started in an expedient manner.
  • Private land owners: As mentioned earlier, drones can be used to determine property lines and boundaries. And if a land owner wants to build a new home or structure, a drone can send pictures of the area from above to be used to create build plans.

Polysurveying can attest to the fact that drones are changing the world of technology everyday—especially in the land surveying industry. Call us anytime to schedule surveying services!

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