UAV/Drone Applications

Applications for UAS and photogrammetry are only limited by people’s imagination, new applications are being developed daily. Here is a list of applications that these systems have been used for.

Professional Surveying
  • 3-D Mapping
  • Open pit mine surveys
  • Aggregate and mine stock pile measurement
  • Monitoring oil and gas pipelines
  • Volume measurements of extractions
Natural Resource and Agricultural Monitoring
  • Waterways in flood management, surveying and mapping flood plain areas
  • Forestry aerial imaging and operations monitoring
  • Fishery habitat assessment
  • Crop performance assessments
Infrastructure Inspections
  • Telecommunication tower inspections
  • Hydro tower inspections
  • Bridge inspections
  • Dam inspections
  • Roof inspections
Search, Rescue and Recovery
  • Land and water search and location
  • Forward looking infrared radiometers (FLIR cameras) can be used to find heat signals in remote locations
  • Search for missing persons
  • Property surveillance
Accident Reconstruction
  • Precise high-resolution imaging and centimeter accurate positioning of motor vehicle accident scenes
Disaster Management
  • Disaster effects assesment
  • Detailed imagery and positioning of crash scene attributes
  • Monitoring and measuring disaster sites too dangerous for personnel
  • Disaster rehabilitation planning
  • Disaster damage estimation
  • Cinematography
  • Showcase Real Estate
  • Aerial photography, e.g. city, urban and rural landscapes
  • Advertising