Land Surveying Incorporated uses both traditional, time-tested survey methods along with innovative new technologies to address today’s challenges. You may have heard of drones and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), but aren’t convinced that they could be of any use to you. It’s time to adjust your thinking. Drones are no longer just toys for enthusiasts – they are serious TOOLS that can help you in your business.
Welcome to the new era in land surveying, where we can use UAS to collect large amounts of data in a timely, safe, and reliable manner. Here are some reasons why UAS/drones are a great tool for performing land surveys.
- No need to send a surveyor out into hard-to-reach areas, including hazardous or steep terrain to collect the information.
- Ability to cover a large area quickly. Data that would take a field survey crew several days in the field can be collected in a matter of hours.
- Detailed modeling. With UAS, we can collect data from a variety of viewpoints and angles, and use software to make 3D models of any feature, including landscapes, buildings, or equipment.
LSI currently has three qualified UAS remote pilots (FAA Remote Pilot Certified) and multiple drones that are designed and outfitted for different types of surveys.
The Trimble UX5 fixed-wing drone is designed for photogrammetric applications. It is equipped with a high-resolution camera and is capable of one-half inch per pixel resolution photos.
The newly released Wind 8 Octocopter is equipped with a video camera and methane gas detector. This high-powered drone is the first in our region to offer a solution for methane and natural gas detection along pipelines, compressor sites, or other areas of exposure.
UAS are a game changer in the land surveying industry. Whether your project is a 100-mile long pipeline, a single well construction site, or a reclaimed area at a mining site, give us a call today to talk about how we can provide innovative solutions to your challenges, for a price point and timeline that you never imagined possible.
Stacy Imus, Vice President and Business Manager. Stacy has been the business manager for Land Surveying incorporated since 2004, and an owner of the company since 2007. She coordinates all accounting, human resources, safety organization, master service agreements and business administration. Stacy is also a licensed FAA UAS Remote Pilot. She serves as Pilot In Command using Drones (UAV) for topographic and photogrammetry projects in the oil, gas, pipeline and mining industries as well as municipalities, commercial and residential properties.