An engineering and surveying firm could use a drone for several applications. Drones are an aerial vehicle flown remotely. Its operator, or pilot, stays on the ground and flies it with a remote control. It uses aerodynamic forces for lift, much like an airplane. Land surveyors have many reasons for bringing drones into their field work, including the fact that data captured from the air would perfectly mesh with what surveyors’ diagram from the ground.
Survey Speed Increases With Drone Mapping
Land surveying takes long hours and lots of driving/hauling equipment from one part of the land to another. Getting a parcel of land surveyed can take days or weeks. With drone mapping, you can survey that same parcel in minutes, with the same accuracy you’d have from the ground. Drones also make it possible to provide updates and get better access to remote areas.
Land surveyors work outside in the elements-good and bad weather and conditions. They often travel for the job and sometimes have long commutes. There is also an additional danger of tough or unexpected terrain. Using a drone mapping system can eliminate the need for heavy equipment, landscaping hazards, weather concerns and other elements that involve employee risk. With the push of a button, a drone can survey, obtain a complete aerial mapping of the site, land back at its launch location, and upload its data to a secure cloud in a matter of minutes.
Project Budget Will Stay Within Budget
Everyone is concerned about the budget, and will the project be able to stay within the budget. The nice thing about drone technology is that it is likely already written into the budget. Once you purchase a drone, it’s easy to stay within budget, but it can also increase company budget and provide time to spend on other tasks, like take on more clients.
We’ll likely continue blogging about drones, drone mapping, the legal ins and outs of drones in the field, etc… because this is one of the ways engineering and surveying firms continue to improve their work and their bottom line. We believe mapping drones are here to stay.
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