Drone Surveying

Drone surveying falls into into several categories. We specialise in 3 aerial surveying services at Matthew Jones Photography. Data sets allow for integration with QGIS and AutoCAD.

  • High quality 2D orthomosaic maps
  • 3D Orthomosaic maps
  • Aerial inspections

2D Orthomosaic Maps

An orthomosaic map is a detailed and accurate photographic representation of an area that has been geometrically corrected.

Using specialist software we stitch together hundreds of images to produce high quality 2D Orthomosaic maps. An orthomosaic map is created by capturing photos from a drone with an overlap and stitching them together. The stitched image is geometrically corrected (orthorectification) to remove perspective and provides a uniform scale allowing for accurate measurements of distance and area. GSD is 1.98 cm/p

Orthomosaic maps also called orthophotos are simer to Google Maps. However they are more accurate and detailed and at a much higher resolution allowing you to zoom in to a much greater extent and pick up details not present on Google. For increased accuracy we can add Ground Control Points (GCP)

A big advantage is you know exactly when the map was created and can track changes and progress over time.

If you have any questions about drone surveying please get in touch.

orthomosaic of large carpark
The original image is highly detailed with a GSD of .25 cm/p

Drone Surveying services have many uses such as the construction industry example above or the holiday park sector with example below.

Drone Survey - And orthomosaic ap captured at a 60m altitude resulting in a GSD of 0.5 cm/p

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3D Orthomosaic Maps

3D orthomosaic map provide useful information for the construction, forestry and surveying industries. We provide the files and images for integration with QGIS and AutoCAD.

Orthomosaic map taken by drone showing car park at retail outlet
3D Orthomosaic model used for client presentation
Orthomosaic map of carpark taken by mavic 2 pro drone

Orthomosaic maps allow quick measurement of length, area, and volume.

We also provide Drone Inspection and Drone Filming in attention to to our Drone Surveying services

Get in touch with us

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Call Matt on 07891 610554

We have offices in Derby and Chesterfield and provide Commercial Photography throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

Banks Mill Studios,
71 Bridge St,
01332 982048

Commerce House
Millennium Way
S41 8ND
01246 387922

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