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Drone Mapping and survey

An aerial survey collects geomatics or other imagery by using aeroplanes, helicopters, and drones. Drone mapping and survey is the most cost effective solution for aerial maps.

Line Design Technology Limited are proud to offer drone mapping and survey services that we compete promptly while still delivering highly accurate results and remaining cost-effective.

We can do this thanks to unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones.

This type of aerial survey enables LDT to reach areas that are difficult to access without the exorbitant costs and higher altitudes of helicopter surveying.

In addition to being licensed in the operation of remote-controlled aircraft, LDT also has the necessary permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority to carry out authorised aerial surveys.

What's the process?

All commercial drone flights need permission from the CAA, with a few exceptions.

First, we define the flight area and determine the necessary permissions for the flight. Once we have take-off clearance, the drone is put into the air and collects the needed data.

This information is then used to produce deliverables such as orthomosaics and point cloud models.

What kit do we use?

Our current fleet of drones includes a DJI M210, a Mavic Pro, and a custom-built heavy-lift Vulcan X8.

The M210 is our primary mapping drone equipped with the DJI X4S camera. We also have the XT Thermal camera and a Z30 zoom camera for aerial inspections.

Drone mapping and survey - Our Online Point Cloud Viewer

When it comes to aerial data, it is all about the deliverable.

There’s no point in having the latest shiny drone tech that captures high-resolution data if you have no way to deliver that data to your client efficiently and effectively.

As a company, we have invested in the latest photogrammetry software and equipment to collect our data, which is excellent for our in-house staff with the experience and fast computers to work with large point clouds and high-resolution imagery.

The problem is that when clients want to use that data on their project, they also need to invest a considerable amount of time and resources to benefit.

We spent a long time looking for a simple way to enable our clients to leverage point cloud data without needing expensive workstations and hours of training.

Our solution uses Potree, an open-source framework that allows a user to view and interact with point cloud data using a web browser. Potree eliminates the need for expensive software and IT support. We host your data in the cloud on our secure server. You gain the benefits of interacting with our data without the hassle of coding or installing any 3rd party software.

We host the data using Amazon Web Services, enabling us to utilise the power and reliability of the Amazon network while ensuring our infrastructure costs are kept low, thus saving you money.

The ability to view rich 3D data at the push of a button allows your project management to understand the complexities of a site better while maintaining security and avoiding costly mistakes.

Below is our sample dataset; if you want to experience the full power of our point cloud viewer, visit our dedicated site pointclouds.uk

 

Commercial drone mapping and survey since 2013

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