Drone Aerial Imaging

Why Aerial Drone Imaging Is Better Than Google Earth

Adding an aerial image to your project can make a world of difference.

This will not only give you a better understanding of the physical location of certain features but will allow you to see the conditions of certain areas and a better reference for some of the obstacles that may be present.

So why use aerial drone imaging instead of using Google Earth?

Well there are a few reasons. The most prominent being accuracy. Even though Google imaging may seem up to date at first glance the images on average are 1 to 3 years old with some being much older. Because of this many site features have typically changed since the last image was taken and would misrepresent the site if used. The second reason is quality. Where Google may have very high-quality cameras, they use an array of different methods to collect images from drones all the way up to satellites with the lowest images being taken at 800ft above surface. While this sort of imagery is fine for getting a general feel for a certain area it does not allow you to see the details of project area and may become distorted when used for a smaller site.

In order to provide the best possible results, we recommend adding a new and accurate aerial image to your project with one of our low altitude 4K HDR Drone flights. This will not only give you a High-Resolution Background image but will show you the true conditions of the site during our field visit. This image can then be used in many of our Survey, Engineering and Private Utility Locate deliverables to give you the best possible results.

The Difference?

  • Clarity

  • Brighter

  • Easily determine objects

  • Current

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Structural Inspections

Although our drones are ideal to complete aerial imaging, our skilled pilots and high-quality imaging equipment can do much more. Our equipment and team create a cost effective and safe environment for Telecommunications Tower and Windmill inspections by keeping the climber on the ground and collecting still images, video, and 3D modeling. These 3 means of data collection can then be used for:

  • Pre and post construction analysis
  • Line of sight verification
  • Structural mapping
  • Asset location
  • Real-estate review on new construction
  • Live video audits.