With Technology forever changing and adapting, Lambert Locations is pleased to announce that we now have Aerial drone services and applications for industrial and commercial use.

Mapping drones might be changing how land surveyors conduct surveys from the sky instead of by land.

There are several reasons for this, the main one being the fact that data captured via drone mapping perfectly complements what engineers can see from the ground.

1. Safety of Employees: 

Though land surveyors are paid above the national average, their work does not always consider weather conditions or physical fatigue. Land surveyors’ work is always outdoors regardless of weather and consists of a lot of stamina and potentially long commutes. There is also an additional danger of tough or unexpected terrain. Having a drone mapping solution allows for autonomous flights eliminates several risks associated with land surveying such as heavy equipment and hazardous injuries.  With the push of a button, a drone can autonomously survey a site, obtain a complete aerial mapping of the site, land back at its launch location, and upload its model and data to a secure cloud in a matter of minutes. Plus, this entire process does not put anyone at risk of serious injury.

2. Survey Speed: 

When it comes to speed, there’s no comparison between drone mapping and land surveying. Land surveying requires long hours and carrying heavy equipment from one location to another. Instead of days or weeks, drone mapping takes minutes to complete a site survey with the same amount of accuracy as you would on foot. Drone mapping makes it possible for ad hoc flights of entire sites or specific areas of projects to gain easy access to the most up-to-date information on a site on regular basis.

3. Project Budget: 

The ability to make efficient use of a budget is at the forefront of most folks’ minds. The beauty of drone technology is you most likely already have the budget. Drone mapping can fit seamlessly into your pre-existing budget allocations and can also increase company budget and time to spend on other tasks. A traditional ground survey team may need a month to map a dangerous 100-acre site, but a mapping drone can complete the same task in less than half an hour.  The increased speed and automation that drone mapping provides permit companies to safely take on and complete more jobs for more clients, on more sites, in less time.

4. Single Tool: 

Instead of theodolites, infrared reflectors, and GPS, land surveyors can now use drones that autonomously pilot with the push of a button. These drones can produce equivalent results as the tools without all of the heavy-lifting and exhaustion. This would in turn allow the surveyors to be safer, spend less time on each site trip, and save or re-budget money.

Though there are tools that have traditionally been used for land surveying, it may be time to give them an upgrade – to drones. With some budget refactoring to allow for no additional cost, the use of drones would allow land surveyors to obtain data just as accurate as before but in a safer, more manageable, and time-efficient manner.

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Comprehensive Drone Surveying Services

At Lambert Locations, we now offer state of the art drone survey services to clients in a number of industries, from local governments to housing developers and environmental groups. Drone surveying brings a wide range of benefits and incredibly accurate data, and it is often a low-cost and quick alternative to traditional mapping and surveying methods. We offer a comprehensive mapping solution, and we can advise you and your business on the best way to utilise drone technology for your next project.

Why use drones for surveying?

More and more businesses and organisations are looking to drone surveys as an accurate and cost-effective way of gathering information about a site. It can be used in a number of ways, for example, it can be used to create detailed maps of previously unseen terrain in remote areas which are hard to access on foot or by vehicle. Because drone surveying is so affordable, it can be done regularly if you want to monitor how a site changes over time or what it is like at different times or how a construction project is coming along in real-time. This can also be a benefit for showing investors the progress of a development. Drones can also be used to survey infrastructure projects with high levels of accuracy and over a large region. Drone surveys can be used to monitor slopes and landslides as well as to scout out potential new sites.

How accurate is data from a drone survey?

Each drone flight will produce thousands of accurate measurements which can be used to create an incredibly detailed picture of the landscape below. They are programmed to follow a certain route so that every area is covered, which means there is a much smaller margin for error. The high-resolution, high-accuracy data that is produced can also be geotagged and we use the latest equipment and drone technology to bring you the most accurate data possible which we will compile in a report. Because the measurements taken in a drone survey are so precise, they can be used to create detailed accurate 3D maps and models of areas that couldn’t be accessed by conventional methods. Drone surveys are so detailed they can be used by town planners and surveyors to see tiny details like road markers, drains and even signs.

What type of data will I get?

Our drone surveys produce precise topographic data that can be used for a variety of purposes. The data generated by a drone flight can be transferred into BIM or CAD software so that you have a 3D model which can be used and worked on by engineers. These 3D models can then be used by planners to overlay the proposed building onto its environment in an easy to understand way. This is also great for showing citizens and residents what the plans will look like in 3D in the current environment. We can create digital surface models, orthomosaic maps, digital terrain models, contour lines, 3D point cloud and 3D textured mesh.

Book a drone survey

Get in touch with our helpful experts at Lambert Locations to book a comprehensive drone survey for your next project. We will discuss what drone surveying options would be most appropriate and explain how you can use the data to improve efficiency and accuracy.