FAQ

HOW WE DO IT

We believe in Quality and Quantity! Our methods are very competitive with traditional survey, LiDAR, or aerial photogrammetry products; however with some extra benefits! Speed, safety, and resolution are all benefits of using our ground breaking survey services over traditional methods. Find out more by reading FAQ below, contacting us, or get a estimate using our interactive mapping quotation tool.

FAQ

WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?

We are an data collection and geographical information systems (GIS) service provider. In simple terms we attach a sensor (camera, LiDAR, laser) to a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)  to collect survey grade 3-D data with GPS co-ordinates attached to it! A UAV gives us a survey crew on steroids, doing 10 times what a traditional crew could do at 50 times the resolution! We do not make or sell drones, we provide consulting on UAV’s, collect imagery, process data, and conduct analysis of geospatial data (imagery with GPS coordinates or databases). Services PDF.

HOW DO YOU GET SURVEY GRADE DATA USING A UAV INSTEAD OF A TRADITIONAL GROUND COLLECTION CREW?

Using photogrammetry, LiDAR, and other sensors/methods we can map the target area using the UAV controlled by GPS. Then attach ground control RTK survey points to the imagery and then the whole image is now a survey grade GPS dataset for the whole area at typically 5cm/survey point for the whole area!

ARE YOU LICENSED BY TRANSPORT CANADA FOR COMMERCIAL USE OF UAV’S?

Yes, we have been approved by Transport Canada for 4 years now, and have thousands of flights under our belts! We have blanket SFOC’s across most of the country, meaning we can do a job on demand without waiting for approval first. We have the expertise in flying, collecting data, and processing to supply you with all your geomatic needs from start to finish!

ARE YOUR UAV’S SAFE? HOW DO YOU CONTROL THEM SAFELY ON THE JOB?

Unlike many competitors we use only the best UAV’s money can buy, either military or commercial grade systems with multiple fail safes, long life batteries, and rugged components. All of our operators are professionally trained, and all of our UAV’s have excellent autopilots and control systems on them, allow precise control and safe mapping even in adverse conditions. We are also SeCOR and ISNet safety compliant so you can know we have all our training and policies in place to work safe.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT USING YOUR SERVICE COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL SERVICES?

Needing only a few survey points per km we can survey and map large areas very quickly and cost effectively using the UAV instead of boots on the ground! In many cases we can do the job of many services in one pass; such as survey, mapping, drainage, and GIS work at the same time using the same dataset.

HOW DO YOU PRICE THE DRONE WORK COMPARED TO OTHER TRADITIONAL SERVICES?

Our prices are comparable to a traditional survey crew or on average 1/3 lower compared to LiDAR services, expect we can do the job faster, safer, and do much more in a day at higher resolution. All of our products have be extensively tested internally by our experienced team of GIS professionals, and by external experts at Universities and established survey and geomatics companies. We guaranteed all of our work and you pay nothing if your not 100% satisfied! Get a quote here.