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Topographic Data

Topographical mapping or digital terrain models are most commonly used for project planning and design.  Customers receive the data collected from the drone topo through our portal. They can then export that data as DXF, TTM, Point cloud, Contours, and more.  The original ground elevations give civil engineers information about the blank canvas they are working with.  From there, they can design the project site to manage surface water drainage.

As a best practice rule in investment prospecting, a topographical land survey should be obtained prior to purchasing any property for a construction project.  This will ensure that your site improvements will work given the natural drainage and will assist in eliminating unforeseen issues mid-construction.  

With the use of drone technology, it is no longer necessary to invest hours of labor into manually collecting data.  Drones are highly efficient and can collect a data point every few inches compared to every five to ten feet in manual collection methods.  More data points results in highly accurate and reliable terrain models.  Moreover, most topographies can be completed in less than one hour with next day deliverables and easily within the industry standard of 1/10 of a foot.

Solar Inspections

Solar panel inspections can be labor intensive and sometimes conducted in hazardous conditions, however, they are necessary to ensure all panels are operating at maximum capacity.  Drone technology can reduce both time and risks which means increased savings for the customer.

 

Through the use of thermal or infrared imaging, drones can be used to detect heat anomalies caused by common issues such as overgrown vegetation, electrical problems within the cells, dirt and debris, or delamination to name just a few.

Digital Twins

Project managers are presented with the challenge of balancing time at the office and time on a project site, especially when the office is hundreds of miles away.  This dilemma can become a disconnection of information and unfortunately construction errors or budget overruns.  However, the age of technology is helping project managers to overcome this challenge of remote work and drone services in construction is one example.

 

Reduce or eliminate travel time and costs with a digital twin of your construction project.  Now construction progress can be monitored without stepping a foot on site.

Construction Management Tools

Topographical land surveys and digital twin deliverables include access to a portal of their site.  There customers can utilize the following construction management tools and exportable outputs:

 

Compare to Latest Design – Measure difference in volume between a terrain model and design surface

Compare to Previous Survey – Measure progress or change in volume between two terrain models in a timeline

Cross-Section Comparison – View a cross-section of a design or terrain model surface along a specified line

Design to Design – Measure the change in volume between two designs

Earthworks Progress – Measure site progress since the previous terrain model and against the most recently uploaded design surface

Elevation History – Track elevation change at a specific point across multiple terrain models

Calculate Volumes – Measure stockpiles, basic volumes, pit walls, and benches

Berm Check – Measure berms or other barriers to calculate width and height

Distance – Measure the distance between two or more points

Elevation Distance – Calculate the elevation difference between two points

Slope Angle – Calculate slope angles in degrees, as a percentage, or a ratio

Surface Area – Measure surface area with a polygon

Cut Fill – Measure volume of cuts and fills between a terrain model and design surface for takeoffs