DRONE SURVEYING

Posted: February 15, 2021

Perry Engineering’s survey department gained a new piece of equipment in 2021 – the DJI Matrice 600 Pro drone. Since its start nearly two years ago, our survey department has utilized drones to collect an expansive amount of data and produce high resolution videos, photos, and maps for projects throughout Arizona.

Drone surveying produces quality results quickly, profitably, and safely and we are excited to continue to share these benefits with our clients. Anytime we fly a site, we are able to obtain excellent orthomosaic photo, video, and mapping. Not only does the quick drone flight provide results much faster than conventional surveying methods, it is also able to gather information about areas that could not previously been explored and often picks up items missed using traditional field survey techniques.

DJI Matrice 600 Pro Drone

Specifically, our new drone – the DJI Matrice 600 Pro – is designed for versatility and reliability and is described as DJI’s most powerful commercial flying platform to-date. The hexacopter can hold several kg, allowing it to carry multiple sensors and imaging devices. Its programmability allows our FAA-licensed drone pilots to script unique, refined, advanced flights. Its lightweight design and intelligent battery system allows over 30 minutes of flight time.

After the drone flight and data collection, our survey department utilizes advanced photogrammetry software to produce incredible results in many different formats, including 3D CAD models, 3D PDFs, 2D CAD topographic maps, videos, etc. We can easily share 3D point clouds, photos, videos, and mapping information with the client and other design professionals – creating a collaborative design process.

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