UAV Aerial Surveying and Mapping
As specialists in UAV aerial surveying and mapping, we are changing the face of professional surveying.
Helping you achieve more with your land starts with obtaining accurate, up-to-date data and information. We acquired an up-market UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly known as a drone) in late 2015 and are getting fantastic results from this new technology. As specialists in UAV (or drone) aerial surveying and mapping, we can survey large areas of land quickly and in more details than on-the-ground surveying methods can.
Large jobs that once took weeks can often be completed in a fraction of the time, and with no loss in quality. Our UAV is also ideal for sites that are hard to access or places like quarries and unstable slopes where it is too dangerous to send a person.
The Fox UAV is equipped with a high definition camera that captures land data with an incredibly high level of detail. This is then used to create ortho-rectified photos, 3D surface models, point cloud data, topographical surveys, volume measurements and digital terrain models (DTM) for measuring, mapping and managing land.
How it works
The Fox UAV is a multi-rotor octocopter (eight rotors) designed and made in New Zealand by Altus UAS. It can fly close to the ground or in very tight spots and is able to capture highly accurate images. Another advantage of the octocopter UAV is that it can hover in one spot, rotate 360 degrees or fly in a grid, making it super practical for use in complex, irregular or dangerous sites.
Using a pre-set flight pattern, the UAV covers the area in parallel passes, continual overlapping pictures that are tagged with their GPS location. The images are then downloaded into photogrammetry software to create the final outputs.
All our UAV surveying and mapping projects are managed by our UAV team: Carl (Chief Pilot) and operating pilots Morgan and Jesse. By being at the forefront of UAV aerial surveying and mapping services, we are changing the face of professional surveying
“It's only when you're flying above it that you realise how incredible the Earth really is.” Philippe Perrin
UAV Aerial Surveying Services and Expertise
- Large topographical surveys
- Earthworks and quarry site surveys
- Irrigation and infrastructure
- Mapping projects
- Farm mapping