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The Many Applications Of UAV Aerial Survey Technology

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology is advancing in leaps and bounds, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to carry out a survey. UAV aerial survey methods can be used to survey, map and monitor landforms and watercourses accurately.

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology is advancing in leaps and bounds, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to carry out a survey. UAV aerial survey methods can be used to survey, map and monitor landforms and watercourses accurately.

Read on to find out just some of the applications in different sectors that effectively use these survey techniques to get the job done.

UAV Aerial Survey In The Mining Sector

UAV aerial survey technology has been employed with significant effect in the mining industry. One example is to use the surveyed contour information to calculate mine and quarry stockpile volumes. The turnaround time on the production data is within 24-48 hours, making this useful for ongoing data input.

Rugged terrain, like slope faces, can be quickly and safely surveyed, and results are more accurate than large format aerial photography.

Land Development With UAV Aerial Survey

The area of land development can enjoy the benefits of this technology as it is possible to digitise features such as kerbs, road crowns and break-lines along with contour lines, assisting the engineers working on the project to represent these and other features in their designs accurately.

UAV Aerial Survey Helps The Transport Sector

High-quality aerial survey imagery can be used to plan and analyse proposed roadways and rail routes. In addition, regular updates throughout the project can ensure that work is progressing correctly and avert possible problems before they arise, giving significant cost savings throughout the project. 

Forestry Industry Benefits

The high-resolution orthophotography images produced are helpful for harvest planning and asset management. They can also be used for species identification and surveys of the overall health of the vegetation in an area.

Local Government Projects Using UAV Aerial Survey Technology

With the broad range of project undertakings by local government, this technology is a cost-effective and time-saving tool. It can use, for example, for new land development projects, river and stream monitoring, flood and Tsunami modelling, coasting mapping and erosion monitoring, to mention just a few areas.

Utility Companies Using UAV Aerial Surveys

Utilities can manage their property assets with effectively, making use of this technology. They can conduct aerial surveys of powerlines, pipelines and other assets on an ongoing basis and also monitor vegetation growth over time.

To find out more about how you can use UAV aerial survey technology in your business, contact Recon today. We are experts in the fields of surveying, airborne LiDAR, aerial mapping, inspections and scanning, using the latest technologies.

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