Aerial Surveying/Drones

In response to a demand from our clients, CMS Surveyors now offers aerial mapping solutions that are fast, accurate and deliver innovative solutions. As one of the few Surveying companies offering the option of aerial mapping, you can be guaranteed survey accuracy in all your resulting data.

Are you making changes or plans to a property that requires an Aerial Survey?

We can help. Aerial surveying is an efficient way of conducting large topographical surveys, hard to reach places, tracking volumes and stockpiles in earthworks or construction sites, capturing inaccessible roof profiles and more.

We’ll provide you with the survey or plan that you need, with efficiency and precision. We pride ourselves on communication and quality of work, which means you’ll have confidence in moving forward with your project.

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How can I use Aerial Surveying for my project?

Aerial surveying is diverse in its application, and we’d love to chat about how your project could benefit from it! Here are some of the most common ways Aerial Surveying is used in the industry.

RPAS (Remote Piloted Aircraft System) Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. The output from photogrammetry is typically a map, a drawing or a 3D model of a real world object or land mass.

In Aerial RPAS Photogrammetry, the camera is mounted in an aircraft/drone and is usually pointed vertically towards the ground. Multiple overlapping photos of the ground are taken as the aircraft flies along a flight path. These photos are processed using desktop software and can create many output formats.

Roof profiles

Using the RPAS technology, we are able to re-create roof profiles that are inaccessible using traditional methods of surveying or laser scanning. RPAS/Drones can fly over a property quickly and efficiently from which we can reproduce the roof profiles to be added to the working model or survey

Earthworks and Construction sites

Using aerial survey techniques, you can manage extraction volumes, quantify stockpiles and monitor changes through periodic pick ups.

Construction sites are busy places that can have multiple contractors working across multiple works on any given day. Drone technology is able to accurately and safely monitor sites quickly and efficently, not only helping the client but reducing costs.

Through the use of aerial photographs, our project monitoring includes, not just visual data, but a complete and accurate topographic 3D model and orthophoto giving the client a far better overview of the project.

Topographical Surface Surveys (eg golf courses, open spaces)

Drones can quickly and efficiently survey open spaces such as sports fields, golf courses and open paddocks. RPAS combined with survey accurate ground control, can result in a Digital Terrain Model and an ortho-rectified aerial image for planning purposes.

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Why choose CMS for my Aerial Survey?

CMS Surveyors have been certified by CASA and carry an ReOC (Remote Operators certificate). CMS Surveyors is also accredited with the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems and is a member of the Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. You can view the CMS Surveyors Drone Privacy policy here.

With our Registered Surveyors, our in-house data specialists and fully certified Drone Pilot, you can be assured of the quality and accuracy of the finished product.

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