Precision Aerial Mapping using UAS, represents a technology with the potential to forever change the way you perform surveying and engineering services.
Precision aerial surveying and mapping relies on accurately capturing thousands of images taken from the UAS and then stitching them together to make one cohesive three-dimensional visual representation (orthomosaic) of the area of interest. Maintaining a regular overlap pattern is very important for accurate processing particularly in regard to resolving the shape of the terrain and contained structures. Irregular patterns can result in gaps in the 3D data sets which can significantly impact the absolute accuracy of the data set.
In a comparison study conducted by CH2MHill of leading photogrammetry systems, Black Swift’s SwiftCore Flight Management System (FMS) was proven to be the most accurate and precise FMS on the market today. You can view the results of their comparison here.
High-resolution orthomosaic imagery serves as a very useful design reference, which allows engineers to identify utilities and topographic features on the ground that were not picked up on the ground survey. (Image courtesy of Wohnrade Civil Engineers. Inc.)
For precision aerial mapping and detailed photogrammetry missions you will likely find that this is the only system that you need. For more complex missions our team has unmatched expertise in system design and integration. We can help you select and integrate an efficient system combining the right airframe and sensor suite with our flight management system.
Professional Surveyors and Engineers carry the durable Black Swift S1™ UAS with them to the job site and can hand launch the drone for their surveying and aerial mapping jobs. The Black Swift S1 can be programmed in minutes to calculate the area under review and then begin collecting the data for immediate analysis and decision making. Using your choice of survey or engineering processing software, you can develop outstanding 2D orthomosaic and 3D point cloud maps with accuracy traditional methodology cannot match.
For those who don’t want to invest the time and money necessary to understand the intricacies regulating commercial drone applications and FAA Part 107, Black Swift Technologies has partnered with UAS service providers that have the qualifications and expertise to deliver survey-grade accuracy to civil engineering and survey professionals using precision aerial mapping. Contact us to learn more.
Our customers rely on our UAS solutions for the accuracy and efficiency they have come to expect from BST.
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