Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) allow safe, accurate, and cost-effective data collection in areas that are inaccessible to conventional surveying methods. sUAS provide an affordable and efficient data collection platform that can be deployed to support a wide variety of geospatial solutions. Our system’s operational flexibility can support mapping projects ranging from small remote areas to long winding corridors while achieving 3-centimeter data accuracy or better.

sUAS are desirable when a project requires a rapid response or the project area is relatively small. It is more cost-efficient to mobilize than a full-size aircraft, and missions can be planned relatively quickly. Our sUAS flight crew programs the unit and launches it at the project site. Our pilots are fully licensed and insured sUAS operators who comply with all FAA Part 107 regulations.

sUAS Applications

– 3D Perspective Analysis and Modeling
– 42 Mega Pixel Resolution, Orthorectified Digital Imagery
– Construction/Site Monitoring
– Contour Mapping
– Corridor/Route Studies
– Dense Point Cloud Data Set
– Digital Surface and Elevation Models (DSM / DEM), plus Derivative
Geospatial Products (ex. TINs)
– Floodplain Mapping
– Hazard Detection/Site Mapping

– Infrastructure Inspection (Buildings, Pipelines, Electrical Structures, Bridges, Dams, Windmills, Etc.)
– Oblique Photography
– Shoreline Analysis
– Slope Analysis
– Topography (Elevation Contours)
– Various Agricultural Applications
– Vegetation Mapping
– Visual Line of Sight Observations
– Volumetric Survey and Analysis


The DJI Matrice 600 Pro is equipped with the following:

  • DJI Ronin Gimbal 360-degree rotation, controlled by sensor operator
  • Sony a7R II 42mp full-frame digital camera

Phantom 4

The DJI Phantom 4 is equipped with the following:

  • 4K video recording
  • 12.4 mp digital camera
  • Built-in, 3-axis stabilization

3D Modeling

Interactive 3D models allow the customer to envision their project, analyze changes, and communicate designs. sUAS help by collecting real world façade design from new perspectives, generating accurate dimensions, and integrating new and old construction. Use the interactive viewer to manipulate the model of an apartment building.

Conventional Topo vs UAS Point Cloud

Photogrammetric Point Clouds contain more data than a conventional survey. Use the slider to compare a conventional topo with a GPS rod (182 points) to a point cloud generated from photos taken with a sUAS (131,164 points). When used to generate a surface model or calculate volumes the extra detail provides a more versatile and precise data set.


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