Drone GIS Mapping
Drone mapping is growing to replace manual surveying in most circumstances as a more cost-effective and data-rich method of mapping. Drones can combine high-resolution photography and LiDAR to collect detailed images and measurements of a surveyed site. The survey results can then be compared with past surveys or other data sources to generate powerful CAD and GIS models, improving strategic decision-making across a range of fields.
GIS stands for geographic information system. A geographic information system can include all sorts of demographic or other data which wouldn’t normally be found on a map - however the model organises data around location in order to reveal previously hidden insights. GIS modelling might be used to analyse causes of traffic congestion in urban areas, for example, or detect changes to rivers or coastline by comparing drone surveys over time. GIS’ ability to visually represent data makes spotting trends and finding new connections easier than it has ever been previously.
Recon’s drone surveys take just a few hours and can be completed with one flight or several, depending on the size and nature of the survey. Recon is licensed to conduct drone surveys in most areas. For mining or construction projects where there is ongoing work, surveys can be conducted with little to no disruption.
We are experts at GIS mapping as well as drone surveying, and can create GIS models based on individual project requirements. We have produced models for a range of projects, so if you are unsure about how to make the best use of drone GIS mapping for your project then it is worth talking to us about what the possibilities are. Recon can create GIS models compatible with various software suites, and we are also able to advise on software solutions for getting the most out of your geospatial data.