How Do Drone Surveys Work and What Do They Provide?

How They Could Benefit Your Project

Drone surveys are quickly becoming the go-to for many project managers – so here’s everything you need to know.

Considering a drone survey? Then you’re not alone. So many people are commissioning drone surveys, and they have a wide range of applications. Here’s everything that you need to know about drone surveys, and how they could benefit you.

What is a drone survey?

First things first, what is a drone survey? Well, it’s just as the name says – a survey carried out by drones rather than people. These kinds of surveys have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and as the technology involved has grown more impressive they have become the norm in many settings. Using a range of cameras, your survey provider can get a really close up, detailed look at your site. It’s made surveys that were practically impossible to carry out in the past nothing more than a few hours’ work.

What do they provide?

So, what does a drone survey provide? Well, it gives you a bird’s eye view of your site, in stunning ultra high-definition. Drone surveys are much quicker to carry out that other kinds of survey, and can give you fresh data on areas that have been previously inaccessible. Drone surveys can also be used for marketing purposes too. Drone cameras are the perfect way to record your venue from above, and you’ll get imagery and video footage that can be used on your website, social media pages, and any other kind of promotional materials. So they really are versatile!

The safe option

Drone surveys are a much safer option than ones carried out from the ground. Before we started using drones, surveyors would have to make a choice between accessing an area that was tricky to work in at best and dangerous at worst, or deciding not to survey the area. Thanks to drones, there are no parts of your site that are off-limits now! Whether it’s a roof that’s in poor condition or a heavily wooded area, drone cameras will be able to go where people can’t.

More efficient

It goes without saying that drone surveys are much more efficient. There are less people involved for a start, so your site won’t be crowded. The only people who need to be present is the drone pilot and anyone providing assistance. They’re also so easy to set up, and can be completed in a fraction of the time that it would take for one to be completed on foot. So they will cause much less disruption, allowing you to resume normal proceedings as quickly as possible.

Book yours today

If you’re going to invest in a drone survey, then it’s important that you work with one of the best providers. South West Surveys have a wealth of experience when it comes to carrying out drone surveys, and offer a wide range of services for you to take your pick from. So why not get in touch to see how they could help you today? In no time at all (weather permitting, of course) you could be reaping the rewards of a comprehensive drone survey.