Uncategorized  |  22/06/2023  |  Jade Scotney

​​What is a UAV Drone Survey?

​​What is a UAV Drone Survey? A UAV drone survey, also known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) survey or a drone survey, is a type of survey that uses a drone or unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to collect data and images from the air.  In recent years, UAV drone surveys have gained significant popularity across various industries. 

Here are some reasons why UAV drone surveys can be a valuable tool for many industries.


How does a UAV drone survey work?

During a UAV drone survey, a drone equipped with sensors, cameras, and other specialised equipment is flown over the area of interest. The drone captures high-resolution images, collects data, and records other relevant information from the ground below. These sensors and cameras can include photogrammetry cameras, LiDAR sensors, thermal imaging cameras, or multispectral cameras, depending on the specific requirements of the survey.


Why would I need a UAV drone survey?

UAV drone surveys have gained popularity due to their ability to quickly and accurately collect data over large areas. Traditional surveying methods can be time-consuming, expensive, and limited in terms of accessibility to certain areas. UAV surveys overcome these limitations by providing a more efficient and cost-effective solution. They can be employed in various industries, including construction, agriculture, environmental monitoring, infrastructure inspection, and more.


What is the process of a UAV drone survey?

The process of a UAV survey begins with a thorough understanding of the survey requirements and objectives. Once the area of interest is identified, the UAV is deployed, and a trained pilot operates the drone to capture images and collect data. The drone’s flight path is carefully planned to ensure complete coverage of the survey area. After the flight, the collected data is processed using specialized software to create detailed 3D models, maps, orthomosaic images, or other visualisations as per the client’s needs.


3 reasons why we would recommend a UAV drone survey?

  1. Speed and Efficiency – UAV drone surveys enable rapid data collection over large areas, saving time and resources compared to traditional surveying methods. The drone’s ability to cover extensive ground quickly allows for faster decision-making and project planning.
  2. Accuracy and Precision – The advanced sensors and cameras used in UAV surveys provide highly accurate and detailed data. Whether it’s creating precise elevation models, detecting anomalies with thermal imaging, or capturing multispectral data for vegetation analysis, UAV surveys deliver accurate and reliable information.
  3. Cost-effectiveness – UAV drone surveys offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional surveying methods. By eliminating the need for costly equipment, labor-intensive processes, and extensive ground-based surveys, UAV surveys can significantly reduce project costs while maintaining high-quality data.


Booking a UAV survey can vary depending on the service provider and the specific requirements, here at Angell Surveys we can help you identify your survey requirements and determine what you want to achieve through the UAV survey.  If you’re ready to harness the power of UAV drone surveys or want to learn more about our services, contact Angell Surveys today.