UAV Survey

UAV Survey

 Surveybase offer a certified UAV service for survey grade applications. Our considerable experience includes PROJECTS IN THE COMMERCIAL, EDUCATION, INDUSTRIAL, HEALTHCARE, RETAIL & DEFENCE SECTORS.

What Is A UAV Survey?

UAV Surveys use aerial drones to capture geomatical data at controlled heights. The procedure is beneficial in the record of large green and brown field sites and hard to reach roofscape locations.

UAV Surveys deliver high definition photogrammetry data and video records. We process the data using state of the art software to build precision point clouds similar to terrestrial laser scanning. The point cloud can feed into 2D CAD applications or used to construct as a 3D Survey Model .

We have developed our own UAV Survey technology able to deliver an engineering level of tolerance not possible with “off the shelf” drone systems. Our pilots have recognised certification and we work responsibly with statutory authorities to obtain flight permits wherever required.

Survey Examples


We typically deploy UAV Surveys where terrestrial laser scanning is not safe or will not deliver the detail required. Examples include roofscape surveying to reduce the risk of accident whilst recording comprehensive survey data of often complex geometry.

Overflight Video
In addition to survey measurement Clients value the high definition photography and overflight video. This information is beneficial to conditions inspection, informing conservation and maintenance programmes.
LAND SURVEYING

Today UAV Surveys are used extensively to record Topographical survey data, especially large open spaces such as agricultural sites, national parks, golf courses and quarries. Drones record survey data more rapidly than traditional Topographical survey teams, in fact up to 1km² of digital imagery per day.

By its nature, a UAV Survey is less intrusive than terrestrial surveying making them perfect for hazardous, populated, and protected sites.

UAV MEASURED BUILDING SURVEY

We use UAV Surveys to complement our Measured Building Survey solutions. Typically deployed in the safe measurement of roof top geometry. Managed with ground control points and GPS instruments our Drones deliver photogrammetry data that is converted to a Point Cloud and made ready for processing in 2D AutoCAD or 3D Revit Model.

UAV Topographical Survey

UAV Surveys are a frequent feature of large area Topographical Surveying. Capturing up to 1km² of digital imagery per day they deliver tangible cost benefits over terrestrial data collection. Using specialist software applications, we carefully process the raw digital imagery into Topographical Site Plans and Ground Models.

UAV Inspection & Monitoring

UAV Surveys have changed the approach to roof top surveying. They provide access to the most challenging environments delivering vital information on condition and contamination. In addition to LiDAR our Drones are equipped with thermal sensors, radio frequency identification (RFID), gas monitors and ultrasonic testing instruments.

UAV Media Production

UAV Surveys have changed the approach to roof top surveying. They provide access to the most challenging environments delivering vital information on condition and contamination. In addition to LiDAR our Drones are equipped with thermal sensors, radio frequency identification (RFID), gas monitors and ultrasonic testing instruments.

Service Options


We will develop a UAV Survey specification that meets your precise requirements. Typical service options include.

  • Roof Surveys
  • Elevation Surveys
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Thermal Inspections
  • Contamination Monitoring
  • Hazzard Inspections
  • Heritage Site Monitoring
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Stockpile Monitoring
  • Media Production

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