How Drones are Used in Land Surveying and Mapping

Most people by now are aware of the use of drones in aerial photography. In relation to this, drones are also useful in the fields of land surveying and mapping.

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Drone technology represents a huge potential for surveyors and GIS professionals. It greatly cuts the cost and work hours of data capture. Further, you can survey otherwise unreachable areas and deliver high-resolution aerial maps that would be otherwise impossible to produce in a safe or cost-effective way. – Read more

Read here for some of the best consumer-level mapping drones.

Surveying with drones essentially saves time. Drone surveying and mapping literally give you the ability to “see the big picture” — but perhaps the most important single thing a drone is used for is to ‘save time’. Whether surveying a section of undeveloped land for future development, creating an ortho-map of a 100-acre ranch to better manage cattle grazing, building 3D models for real estate marketing, or infrastructure inspection and management — the uses are far and wide-reaching and we can capture data in a fraction of the time. – Read more

You might be interested in getting into drone mapping, so here is a beginner’s guide for you to help you better understand how drones are being used in mapping and land surveying today, to provide some pointers about the mapping software out there – Read more

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