Using UAVs for Topographic Surveys: Are They Accurate?

Drones seem to be everywhere these days! It’s no wonder that many of them have made their way into a builder or surveyor’s technological tool belt. However, a tool is only as good as its accuracy, and you might be wondering, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as accurate as I need it to be? Let’s discuss.

trained professionals who have experience in topographic surveying

First, it’s important to note that not all drones are created equal. If you are looking for an accurate topographic survey, then you can’t just go out and buy a basic drone from your local hobby store. The drones that you are looking for must have specialized features that are useful for mapping and can be run by trained professionals who have experience in topographic surveying.

Secondly, you need to know how to process the data correctly. Everything from lighting to ISO, pixel size, EXIF info, GPS data, conversion, and beyond, there are many small variables that affect drone data differently, depending on the conditions, equipment, and final product you are after. Luckily, we at Canadian UAV Solutions Inc. have over 5 years experience working with data sets of all kinds, and we always deliver accurate products.

If you’re still on the fence about using UAV for topographic surveying, rest assured, not only is UAV topographic survey accurate, but it’s also safe, cost-effective, detailed, and quickly available to everyone on a project. At Canadian UAV Solutions Inc., we enjoy doing topographic surveys with our technology. We would enjoy helping you, so give us a call with questions you might have.