UAVs are a perfect complement to Surveyor’s work. UAVs can be used to reduce hazards and increase profitability of projects by eliminating a lot of the redundant man power.
The benefits of using survey-grade UAVs for surveying large parcels of land (those ranging 10-100 acres in size) cannot be emphasized enough.
“You won’t get this kind of imagery and detail from a LiDAR system,” argues Jess, the Canadian surveyor who is using UAV technology for surveying routinely. “A point cloud is much more efficient than a ground survey,” he says, adding that the introduction of UAVs offers surveyors a new technique for cost-effectively and efficiently acquiring data for medium- to large-scale projects that require surface models, such as mine sites, quarries and construction sites with earthworks.”
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