Drone Scanning

Learn how drone surveys are used for 3D flood simulations.

As a leading drone surveying company we produce fast, accurate drone scanning for major commercial, industrial, infrastructure, and engineering projects throughout the US. Our aerial surveying is trusted by engineers, designers, developers, planners, emergency responders, insurance companies, forensics experts, construction managers and facilities managers in government and industry.

By collecting the massive amount of data needed for construction as-builts, digital twins, and 3D topographical maps and models, UAV surveying aids in design, analysis, planning and monitoring:

  • Roads and bridges
  • FEMA damage assessments/search & rescue
  • Accident investigations
  • Pipelines
  • Transmission lines and infrastructure
  • Buildings and topography
  • Floodplains and water courses

Reliable, Fast and Safe Drone Surveying Company

Our world-class experience with drone surveys integrates precision surveying with the latest UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technologies, making your project more accurate, safer, and more affordable from day one. UAV technology vastly reduces the time spent collecting millions of accurate survey data points in one brief flight, reducing project time from weeks to days.

A drone surveying company can help maximize efficiency. By speeding up and simplifying the data collection process, the time that used to be spent on data acquisition can be better spent on analyzing more comprehensive data and on strategic planning.

Using drone survey services reduces risks to staff by reducing time spent on the ground and by acquiring data from safe distances away from danger.

Decades of Drone Scanning Experience

Standing behind our UAV technology is our decades of precision surveying experience. The experts our drone surveying company employ are FAA-licensed pilots who fly our FAA-registered aircraft. Our pilots also have four different FEMA damage assessment certifications, thermography certification and more. Survey grade ground control and fixed wing and quadcopter drones acquire latitude, longitude, and elevation (x, y, and z) data accurate to within +/- 3 – 6 cm (1.2 - 2 in).

Deliverables in any format

Our drone surveying experts Arizona and throughout the United States can deliver data in any CAD, non-CAD, 2D and/or 3D format you require:

  • Point clouds
  • 2D CAD topographic maps
  • FLIR radiometric (thermal) images, videos and maps
  • 3D CAD models
  • True color georeferenced orthomosiac images
  • 3D PDFs
  • Flythroughs and videos in many formats

CMG Drainage Engineering, Inc.
Tucson, Arizona

“When delineating flood risk or floodplain limits for design purposes we are using multi-dimensional analysis in our hydraulic modeling software packages. Our inputs to our models require a true depiction of the terrain to give accurate results and that starts with a good foundation. True color digital orthomosiac images and photogrammetry data delivered from the UAV flights by Darling Geomatics have proven to be a comparable depiction of the terrain that previously was only available with an airplane flight, only more timely. We have found that the UAV generated aerial photographs and digital topographic data is more cost effective for our clients as well.”


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