Drone Aerial Mapping
At OSDC, we've partnered with SWIFT, a leader in drone aerial mapping technology, to integrate advanced photogrammetry and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) methods into our surveying services. With this collaboration, we're not just keeping up with the latest technology; we're making it an essential part of our process, enabling us to cover larger areas in less time and gather more data than traditional methods.
Light Detection Ranging (LiDar)
Uses laser pulses to capture 3D information, mapping terrain and structures from above.
Uses infrared technology to detect temperature variations for issues in structures, systems, or processes.
Creates seamless aerial photos, providing accurate, uniform scale for detailed, large area mapping.
Creates detailed, accurate models that act as a reliable guide during the construction process
Captures light across multiple wavelengths, revealing data to enhance feature differentiation.
Digital Terrain Modeling
Creates digital representations of ground surfaces, elevations, and features for data analysis.
Detailed Insights and Data - Better Results
Drones, with their high-resolution cameras, have revolutionized the way we survey and map construction sites. Equipped to take flight over project sites, they can capture hundreds, even thousands, of detailed aerial photographs that offer an unmatchable perspective. This bird's-eye view of the project area provides data that is not only highly detailed but also greatly expansive, covering vast areas quickly and efficiently.
The images collected by the drones are then processed using advanced software to create ortho mosaic maps, digital elevations, and 3D models. An ortho-mosaic map is a detailed, accurate photo representation of an area, created out of many photos that have been stitched together and geometrically corrected (“orthorectified”) so that it is as accurate as a map. Digital elevations provide a topographical layout of the land, revealing the highs and lows of the terrain, which is crucial in planning any construction project.
The use of drones also increases project safety. By deploying drones, we can survey hazardous or hard-to-reach areas without putting any human surveyors at risk. Furthermore, with more accurate data collected, we can better anticipate and plan for potential issues, reducing the risk of on-site accidents during the construction phase.
But the benefits of drone technology don't stop at improving our process; they directly translate into superior results for our clients. With the enhanced data gathered, we can offer our clients detailed insights and more accurate project planning, which leads to smoother execution, reduced costs, and better end results.