Expert Drone Land Surveying Services
Safer, quicker & cost-effective
Director – UK Pro Build Ltd
Drone Land Surveying vs Traditional Land Surveying
Drone land surveys can cover large areas in a fraction of the time required by traditional ground-based surveys. In the above video above, a photogrammetry survey with high-resolution aerial images and mobile laser scanning collected the survey data in a few hours. A traditional survey would have taken considerably longer. 3D models can be generated rapidly, enabling faster project progression and reduced downtime.
With drone technology, there is no need for our land surveyors or other contractors to access dangerous unstable terrain or work at height. Drones can easily reach remote or difficult-to-navigate areas, reducing the risks associated with traditional surveying by removing boots from the ground and enhancing workplace safety.
Drone land surveys eliminate the need for costly equipment and labour for clients and for us on-site. Traditional land surveying methods are more invasive and see less. From their elevated position, drones can collect more data in less time. By increasing productivity, drone technology reduces overall project costs and ensures a cost-effective solution for our clients.
Why choose us for your survey project?
Over 35 years of survey experience
With 35 years of experience surveying sites for a wide range of industries and clients, we have a wealth of knowledge we can apply to our drone land surveying services.
We are reaching the places other surveys cannot reach. We integrate the best of today’s drone, photogrammetry, and laser scanner technology with traditional equipment to ensure your project gets complete coverage with quality where it counts.
Our aim is to make your project easier
Our drone land surveying services ensure data collection for your project is accurate, precise and fit for purpose. Read our Mission Statement
Director – UK Pro Build Ltd
Benefits of Drone Land Surveys
Discover the advantages of using drone technology for land surveying projects.
Drones significantly reduce the time and labour costs associated with traditional land surveying methods, resulting in substantial savings for clients.
Accuracy & Detail
Drone surveys provide highly accurate and detailed data, improving the quality of the information used for decision-making and enhancing project outcomes.
Safety & Accessibility
Drone technology eliminates the need for surveyors to access hazardous or difficult-to-reach areas, ensuring a safer work environment and increased accessibility to remote locations.
By reducing the need for physical access and extensive equipment, drone surveys minimise the environmental footprint of land surveying projects, promoting sustainable practices.
Addressing Your Land Surveying Challenges
Crucial Services provides a modern, efficient approach to land surveying using drone technology. Our services deliver faster, safer, and more cost-effective solutions, helping you overcome the challenges of traditional surveying methods and ensuring your projects reach their full potential.
Reliable spatial data is a crucial element of any successful project to design or maintain the built or natural environment. If you need to precisely understand any environment we have the right surveying experience to ensure our drone land surveying services can accurately measure, model and report that spatial information. We aren’t drone pilots who have jumped into mapping. We are expert land surveyors applying that extensive knowledge to drone mapping as CAA approved commercial drone pilots.
Our Drone & Land Surveying Services
Explore our comprehensive range of services tailored to meet your project requirements
High-resolution aerial imagery and 3D models, providing accurate data for architects, planners, and project managers. This service allows for better decision-making and reduced costs throughout the project lifecycle.
Accurate terrain data and surface features are essential for effective planning and design. Cut through vegetation to see the surface features beneath the canopy with a drone LiDAR or mobile LiDAR Survey, revealing data hidden from view.
Expert 3D modelling and data analysis for efficient and cost-effective building design, maintenance, and facility management. BIM services help clients in the construction and transport infrastructure sectors streamline their operations.
Assessment and analysis of environmental factors are critical for regulatory compliance and sustainable development. Our services support clients in the energy production, construction, planning and environmental management industries.
Obtain accurate volumetric measurements of stockpiles and earthworks for improved resource management and project monitoring.
Efficient and safe inspection of infrastructure and assets, including buildings, bridges, and energy installations, with high-resolution drone imagery.
Create detailed and precise 3D models or digital twins of the built and natural environment for improved project planning and decision-making.
Monitor construction progress, track resources, and enhance communication with stakeholders using up-to-date aerial imagery and data.
Comprehensive topographical surveys to capture detailed information about the terrain, natural features, and man-made structures on your site delivered in a 2d or 3D CAD drawing.
Accurate and detailed measurements of existing buildings and structures, including floor plans, elevations, and cross-sections for design and planning purposes.
Precise site setting out services to ensure accurate positioning and alignment of construction elements, foundations, and infrastructure.
Determine and verify property boundaries, resolve disputes, and support legal professionals with professional boundary surveys.
Drone Land Surveying Services Frequently Asked Questions
Drone surveying provides a faster, safer, and more cost-effective alternative to traditional land surveying methods. High-resolution aerial images, point clouds and accurate 3D models / digital twins can be generated in less time, reducing project costs and enhancing workplace safety.
Drone land surveys can achieve accuracy levels comparable to traditional land surveys. However, factors such as drone sensor quality, flight altitude, and ground control points can impact the overall accuracy. It’s essential to choose a professional drone surveying service provider to ensure high-quality results.
Yes and no. Each site is different and we discuss what suits your project the best. Drone land surveys are suitable for a wide range of land surveying projects, including topographic surveys, volumetric measurements, and environmental assessments. However, certain situations, such as dense vegetation or complex urban environments, may need supplementing with LiDAR or traditional land surveying methods to improve coverage.
A drone survey can survey a day’s work by traditional survey methods in less than an hour. On top of that far more data is captured in that time. Conversely, processing time can be increased due to the amount of data captured, but that depends on the outputs required.
Drone surveys can achieve accuracies of up to 1-3 cm, depending on factors like sensor quality, flight altitude, and ground control points (GCPs). A good rule of thumb is to say the accuracy is double the Ground Sampling Distance (GSD). So it is important to use a professional who understands survey accuracy, who will use the right sensor for the job and apply the right workflow to ensure high-quality results.
In one sense they aren’t different and a drone is just another tool in a surveyor’s toolbox. Land surveying typically involves ground-based measurements using tools like total stations and GPS, while drone surveying uses aerial imagery and photogrammetry, or LiDAR to create maps and models. Fundamentally, the core principles of trigonometry and geometry are at the heart of both. A qualified land surveyor who is a CAA-approved commercial pilot will be best placed to make sure the survey is fit for purpose.
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