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What is aerial mapping and how does it work?
Aerial mapping involves using a drone to take a series of overlapping aerial images to create accurate images of a location (whether a building, or land). This immediately gives you a much clearer understanding of the work involved in your project, be it for repairs or development.
If you’re new to the idea of aerial mapping, it has several different uses, including topographical maps for surveyors and engineers, detailed images for developers, and a safe way to assess any repairs needed for existing buildings and historical sites. Perfect for hard to reach areas.
Accessibility from a safe distance with aerial mapping
A qualified drone pilot can allow you to quickly and safely identify any areas of a building that require maintenance without the need for scaffolding or a cherry picker. This enables you to put a strategic repair plan in place whilst potentially saving up to 80% on costs.
The data gathered from aerial mapping can produce CAD exportable models for architects and engineers to work from. It can also be used to create 3D printable models for producing a replica of your building, something particularly useful for historic sites to place in gift shops.
Topographical maps for surveyors and engineers
The detailed data and images you obtain using aerial mapping can enable you to produce maps, plots and legal documentation. Surveyors can acquire accurate maps which can easily be transformed into either 2D orthomosaics or 3D topographic maps.
These maps can be integrated into a wide variety of formats, including point cloud for use on clients’ own software and CAD systems, and can be used for development sites, burial sites, and ensuring sites are safe to work on, especially where access is difficult.
I can produce accurate topographical surveys (using RTK data), along with architectural and engineering 3D virtual models with accuracy up to 1cm.
Learn more about the possibilities of aerial film and photography, as well as how I like to work
How it works
Follow these three simple steps to achieving stunning aerial images:
1. Booking your aerial mapping session
Get in touch at your earliest convenience to book an initial consultation, so I can take the time to learn more about the project and what you’re looking to achieve. Provide me with the full details of the location, and the brief, so I can carry out a full risk assessment.
2. Receive your quote
Once I’ve reviewed all the details and whether it’s possible to fly, I’ll be able to provide you with a quote. Upon acceptance, I’ll also send you a copy of the RAMS (Risk Assessment Method Statements) for your safekeeping.
3. Capturing your data
Once we’ve agreed a course of action, I’ll take care of all the legalities regarding the mapping, plan the flights and keep you informed of any issues (like weather conditions or restrictions). On the day, I’ll arrive on site and fulfil your brief. I can either meet you there, or go solo.
4. Your data is sent for processing
Once your data is sent for processing, it could take a week or two for the results to be ready - especially if it’s a more complex job.
5. Delivery and payment
You’ll receive your data immediately upon processing. At this point, I’ll also send you an invoice for my services. I accept payment by BACs transfer, and usually appreciate payment within five days of sending your images.