Aerial surveying allows large areas to be covered in a fraction of the time of conventional surveying methods. The same aerial mission can be repeated as often as needed, allowing for the tracking of gradual changes and consistency between surveys, whether this be the tracking of natural changes or changes during a construction project. Aerial surveys are valuable during the entire life-cycle of projects, from planning and construction through to decommissioning and demolition. Areas can be mapped in high resolution with a high degree of accuracy to produce custom maps, including topography maps.
Leveraging new & emerging technologies
Merlinworks utilises photogrammetry to survey areas which, when combined with GPS Ground Control Points and Real-time Kinematic enabled aerial systems, enables highly accurate models and maps to be produced, in both relative and absolute accuracy. This data can be leveraged for a range of applications, from mapping archaeological sites to tracking and managing construction sites day to day. We use the industry leading Pix4D software operated by a certified Pix4D user to produce photorealistic 3D models, topography maps, high resolution orthomosaics and it can export CAD files for use in package such as AutoDesk Revit. The dense point clouds can be interrogated within Pix4D to measure distances, areas and volumes with high accuracy or Geographic Information System (GIS) software can be used to produce custom layered maps.
The rich data captured as part of aerial surveying can be integrated into a Building Information Management (BIM) plan and we can assist production of an integration plan to make the most of the data available for a project.
Please get in touch to see what we can do to help your next project. We can work alongside accredited surveyors and site managers where required to ensure the output meets your project needs.