Category: Drone Surveying

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Construction and Building Set out survey Costing Guide for Melbourne

December 5th, 2022 by

A construction set out survey gives builders, architects and site engineers the much-needed clarity and guidance on the ground to commence turning their designs into reality. Setout surveys are reference points for building and construction professionals to commence constructing a building as per the architectural plans/drawings.  Set out surveys are […]

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Advantages of Aerial Surveying with LiDAR Technology: A Comprehensive Guide

December 5th, 2022 by

As a professional in the field of surveying, I have witnessed the rapid development of technology in the industry. One of the most significant advancements in recent years is the use of drone mounted LiDAR technologies. LiDAR (stands for light detection and ranging) is a remote sensing method that uses […]

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As-Built Survey Cost Guide for Melbourne [Updated 2023]

November 23rd, 2022 by

As-Built Surveys capture the existing conditions for conversion into architectural drawings, models, immersive visualisations and animations. This process of generating 2D drawings and 3D models can turn the most complex infrastructure designs into a powerful and feature rich visual representation of the building or structure and both its interior and […]

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GCP Vs RTK Vs PPK Drone Surveying – Which one to choose? With Examples

September 27th, 2022 by

Drones (or UAVs) have completely changed the way we conduct land surveying over large areas. And the main reason why AEC professionals are using drones in land surveying is efficiency and data quality. Drones come equipped with GPS and GNSS navigation that reduces the risk of human errors and increases […]

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What are Feature Surveys? How do drones deliver them faster?

March 21st, 2022 by

It is no simple feat to construct a building from the ground up or renovate an existing property.  There is much thought and meticulous planning that goes on behind the scenes.  Feature surveys and boundary (or investigation) surveys are among the first steps land surveyors take to get accurate site […]

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Why You Should Never Search for “Land surveyors near me” on Google?

March 7th, 2022 by

The reason why is much simpler than you might think.  When you search on Google with the query – “land surveyors near me” you are asking for the top 3 Google business listings which are closest to your present location.  They are ranked by Google using a list of key […]

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10 Pros & Cons of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV) for Surveying & Mapping

February 28th, 2022 by

Drones have been around for a while now, used actively in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction) industry for aerial mapping, site and asset inspections, surveys, project marketing and more.  These flying cameras are accessible, convenient, and a great alternative to manual site inspections or helicopters. Table of Contents Our Project […]

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9 Ways Drones can help Builders with Construction Surveys

February 14th, 2022 by

Builders and on-site engineers complete many activities before actual construction work begins. Land surveyors use set surveys to check if the on-paper design translates to the actual position on the ground. Construction Surveys involve transferring the design of the building to the land so that builders can construct the building in […]

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Topographical Surveys Using Drones

January 10th, 2022 by

Drones are still considered a reasonably unconventional choice among surveyors regarding topographical and feature surveys. Most construction companies and builders prefer the traditional method of hiring a land surveyor to walk around the property, taking measurements along the way.  The trouble with this ‘boots on the ground’ approach is that […]

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Commercial Dilapidation Surveys Using Drones

January 3rd, 2022 by

Drone inspections are an efficient, cost-effective and safer alternative to manual inspections on buildings, roofing, bridges and towers. Plus, drone inspections can provide insights into the existing conditions that a traditional inspection could overlook.  According to an article on building inspections by Houspect Victoria  “Building inspections using drones eliminates most […]

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