Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones for Surveying
What is Drone Surveying?
Drone surveying uses unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs or drones to perform aerial surveys for a wide variety of applications, such as roof, bridge, power line, building and other infrastructure or utilities inspection.
Survey grade UAVs offer a number of benefits to commercial and professional users. They provide significant cost savings, as there is no need for scaffolding and rigging, or to hire an expensive helicopter or manned aircraft. Quicker and more efficient, a survey drone can rapidly cover a wide area and provide real-time or short lead-time imagery for faster decision-making, with no need to shut down or disrupt a work site. They also greatly reduce risk with no requirement for human operators to make risky climbs or access hard-to-reach areas.