Example aerial photograph surveys

Low cost aerial mapping and volumetric services

Bespoke, high resolution air photography and digital surface modelling(DSM)

Using one of our three autonomous drones we can capture the highest resolution images, generate ortho-mosaics and surface height models all accurately registered to the Ordnance Survey National Grid or local coordinate system, where you want them and when you want them.Picture of mini-plane taking a photograph

We can process the data to produce habitat maps, 3D surface models and fly-bys, volumes or subtract from historic lidar data to identify areas of height change.

About our survey drones

We fly fixed wing and multi-rotor drones which allow us to carry out vertical surveys of small or large areas, oblique surveys of buildings and rock faces or to film fly-bys and overview videos.

The drones are:

  • small, light and safe
  • autonomous - using pre-programmed flight paths
  • low-noise - electric motors avoid disturbance to wildlife
  • high resolution - 'on the ground' resolution of up to 2 cm per pixel
  • We use next generation aerial imaging processing software from Pix4d

We carry-out detailed risk assessments prior to flights.

Our mini-plane in action.

What makes us different?

We are a well-respected environmental, IT and mapping company of some 23 years standing. We have 7 years experience of flying drones for environmental surveys, with our operators supported by our consultancy team who have Ecology, GIS, IT and Photogrammetry skills to ensure your get the best results at the lowest cost. Our clients include Natural Resources Wales, the National Trust, Natural England, English Heritage, RSPB, etc. plus over 150 local authorities, many private sector companies and charitable trusts and organisations. We have successfully completed over a thousand flights since 2012, are fully insured and are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority to undertake commercial work using our drones.

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