Surveying land has been done for hundreds of years. Surveying land is about taking measurements of a property so that you know the boundaries of the property. Land surveying is done before construction projects are started. It is also done when someone is selling or buying a property to be sure that the property's boundaries are fully understood correctly.
Over the years, different tools have been introduced to the art of land surveying. One of the most recent tools that have been introduced is the drone. A drone is a great surveillance tool and can provide many advantages to the traditional surveying process.
Less Field Time
One of the biggest advantages of using a drone is that it can greatly reduce the time a surveyor spends out in the field, especially when surveying a substantial piece of land. Surveying a large piece of land is a multi-day and sometimes a multi-week process. Collecting all the information to survey a piece of land that is ten acres, let alone 10,000 acres, can take a lot of time.
With a drone, that same information can be captured a fraction of the time. Technology tools used with a drone can be used to collect information for a land survey, significantly reducing the field time needed to complete a survey. This is particularly useful with large plots of land, but a drone can be time-saving even for smaller plots.
Another advantage of working with a drone is that it will result in less interference if operations are happening on the property being surveyed. For example, if the property has a business located on it, with a drone, there will be fewer people out on the property, physically doing work. This reduces the interference that the company will experience and can reduce the number of people on the property as well.
A drone equipped with the right equipment can provide highly accurate data that can be used to make very precise measurements. A drone can capture high-definition photos from various angles. Those photos can then be used to create data points, such as elevation points, colors, and geo-references. The pictures can be used to create a 3D model of the site. They can be used to measure distances and volumetric measurements. They can be an excellent resource for surveyors.
Drone surveying is a useful step in the art of surveying that can help reduce time in the field and result in more accurate measurements and more in-depth imagery. Working with a surveyor who uses a drone can increase the accuracy and depth of results they can provide you with.