An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Mostly used in fields of military, commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural and other applications such as policing, peacekeeping, surveillance, product deliveries, aerial photography and drone racing.
UAV’s have changed the face of professional surveying these days. They offer huge assistance by providing accurate and up-to-date data.
These UAV’s allow surveyors to collect data in a matter of seconds. The types of data collected include aerial photography, Lidar, remote sensing and as such etc.
Aerial Surveys from UAV’s are used in Archeological Surveys, Fishery surveys, Geophysics in geophysical surveys, Land survey, Mining and mineral exploration, Monitoring wildlife and insect populations, Monitoring vegetation and ground cover, Transportation projects.
Drone Deployment Simulations
Drone Deployment Simulations are designed to give you a simulated sense before initiating a flight, seeing the pre-flight checklist, and checking the flight parameters (altitude, speed, etc) change over time as the drone moves. There isn’t any processable data generated from the simulation, as it is largely a visual representation of what you would see on your screen.
By exploring operational constraints in a virtual environment, it is possible to evaluate variables such as scheduling, maintenance, fleet size, and charging times. This approach allows instructive trial and error, enabling faster development without the risks and costs associated with real-world iterations. With a computerized simulation model that captures operating constraints accurately, it is also possible to make use of optimization and analyze in detail the effects of changes.
Aerial Mapping & Imagery
Sharper Images and regular updates make Aerial Mapping & Imagery exceptional. It captures the images multiple times, processes it, and streams to the cloud within days.
It gives an incredibly detailed view with aerial maps. Satellite images are often blurred by weather or the atmosphere whereas here, we get the best images with high resolution.Drone aerial mapping involves creating a satellite / aerial in-scaled image that can be utilized for surveys, mining and mineral exploration, Monitoring wildlife, Monitoring vegetation, Transportation projects and many more.
Aerial Image processing
The processing of images goes through different steps such as preprocessing, segmentation, recognition, and interpretation.
The resulting images are then be processed further using image processing software to help you with further analysis.
2D & 3D Modelling
The images taken by any UAV are processed in various software packages to build two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) models. Information from the camera and drone is taken when building 2D and 3D models, and a model is built by matching common points between images and then combining images into one large project.
Digital Elevation Modeling
Drones are transforming the way we look at the world around us. Digital elevation modeling is another extremely useful technique which uses the UAV.
Digital elevation models basically give you a 3D representation of a surface. They are a great way to model a surface for a wide range of applications like construction site planning.
By using the right drone equipment, DEM can be accurate within 2–3 cm, making it ideal for construction planning.
Data Extractions & Analytics
These days drones come in all sizes but, the most important factor is data extraction.
Data extraction is done by looking into data storage media like an internal flash memory containing flight logs and an external SD card for images and videos taken during the drone flights. These will provide insights about the drone operation.
Survey Reporting through UAV’s represent a safer, cheaper, faster and more accurate method of surveying, compared to alternative methods relying on manned surveyor crews, helicopters, and airplanes.
Surveyors are using drone mapping to attain tremendous time and economy on surveying and mapping projects. Time consumed in collecting accurate data is minimized. By acquiring data from aerial images, surveyors gather millions of data points in one short flight.
Staff Safety is improved by minimizing risk to surveying teams when out measuring locations such as construction sites, unstable slopes or busy transport routes.
GIS Based Drawing
Geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data.
Modern GIS technologies use digital information for which various digitized data creation methods are used. The most common method of data creation is digitization, where a survey plan is transferred into a digital medium through the use of UAVs.
Disaster & Emergency
Natural and man-made disasters destroy environments, often making conditions so difficult that relief workers are unable to access areas and provide assistance. Drones have the ability to take on roles where relief workers and manned vehicles fall short.
Areas that are prone to large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and flooding benefit greatly from visual imaging and 3D mapping. These are places where manned aircraft are often too expensive to use, satellite mapping does not meet high-resolution needs, and both take too much time during emergency situations.
Aerial Filming & Cinematography
Drones specialize in aerial filming and cinematography using cinema cameras for Feature Films, TV Series, Commercials, Ad agencies & Industrial applications. It provides superior Quality and Service.