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Aerial survey advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Wallace Oct 5, 2017. 9 Replies

Hi all,I'm looking for people who have used or are currently using drones for mapping and surveys.I'm after a bit of info on how you find them, what software you use the data on once the data set has…Read more →

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James Wallace replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hi, I have a question regarding aerial surveys. A local Registered Surveyor asked me to demonstrate/prove the accuracy of the drone generated model. I have used Pix4d and Photoscan briefly in the past. What are some ways to demonstrate the…"
Oct 5, 2017
WISDOM replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"You are welcome Surv. Kevin Sales. Hoping for the fulfilment of your promise."
Sep 30, 2017
Kevin Sales replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hi Wisdom, Thanks for the detailed info. I’m certainly playing about the camera settings. We are just putting the finishing touches to our Operating Safety Case to be submitted to the UK CAA for your commercial operations but once it’s…"
Sep 22, 2017
Kevin Sales replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hi Burton, Thanks for the info. I’ll certainly take a look at the software. We are using DJI phantom 4 pros, Matrice 210 and Matrice 600 drones."
Sep 22, 2017
Burton Ngoma replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hi Kevin, We use Ebee RTK Drones, easy to setup and work with. When we capture our imagines, we use PIX4D to process our images. PIX4D gives us very good point clouds which you can import in other software (i use maptek I-Site Studio to create…"
Sep 22, 2017
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Aerial survey advice

Hi all,I'm looking for people who have used or are currently using drones for mapping and surveys.I'm after a bit of info on how you find them, what software you use the data on once the data set has been given to you?I'm starting up a drone service provider in Mewcastle and just want to know exactly what an engineer, qs, company in general would be looking for? Cut/fill, volumetric calculations, point clouds etc...Has anyone used Drone Deploy?If anyone is willing to have a chat with me about…See More
Sep 20, 2017
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Sep 20, 2017
WISDOM replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE COMMENCING FIELD OPERATION WITH A DRONE Before you send a flying robot into the sky, check your local law. In the US, for instance, FAA guidelines stipulate that drones and other model aircraft must stay less than 400 feet…"
Sep 19, 2017
Kevin Sales replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hi Eric/Rafael Thanks for the reply. I was about to start a 15day trial of Pix4D mapper. Can you measure volumes etc on that version? It was between mapper and Bim. Mapper seems to be comparable to DroneDeploys top package. Certainly price wise. As…"
Sep 19, 2017
RAFAEL SILVA DE SOUSA replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hello Kevin... We use DJI Phanton 4. We use Drone deploy in our handsets and to process the data we use Agisoft PhotoScan."
Sep 18, 2017
Eric Lindgren replied to Kevin Sales's discussion Aerial survey advice
"Hello Kevin from the other side of the pond. We use a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone. Our tablets in the field run Pix4D Capture to run the grids and collect the images (free software). We then process the images with Pix4DPro Mapper. This software…"
Sep 18, 2017
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Aerial survey advice

Hi all,I'm looking for people who have used or are currently using drones for mapping and surveys.I'm after a bit of info on how you find them, what software you use the data on once the data set has been given to you?I'm starting up a drone service provider in Mewcastle and just want to know exactly what an engineer, qs, company in general would be looking for? Cut/fill, volumetric calculations, point clouds etc...Has anyone used Drone Deploy?If anyone is willing to have a chat with me about…See More
Sep 18, 2017

Welcome to the Surveying CommunityThis marks the beginning of a surveying legacy for our new Land Surveyors United member, Kevin Sales. Welcome Kevin Sales Your legacy in surveying will forever be remembered starting here. If it weren't for this member, we may have never known surveying culture in their corner of earth.

Sep 18, 2017

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Surveyor Bio:
Aerial surveys
Company
Air Hound Ltd
Location for Member Map
Newcastle
Licenses Certifications or Awards
PfCO
I have experience with the following
UAS/UAV Drone Technology
How many years have you been surveying?
1
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
UAS/UAV Drone Technology

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