Drone Survey Blogs
Guide to creating 3D models with drone photogrammetry data. View interactive dataset of Lincoln City's football stadium and follow step-by-step workflow guide to creating the model. Find out how 3D models can benefit commercial operations.
Comparison guide between cloud-based software and local desktop processing for drone survey data. Find out which is best for your operations and learn about the industry-leading software solutions for drone mapping.
DJI Terra Firmware Update: Automatic GCP Marking, LiDAR Ground Classification, And Model Size Reduction
Comprehensive guide to the new features in DJI Terra. Firmware upgrade V3.7.0 brings with it automatic GCP marking, ground classification for LiDAR data, and a feature to reduce model sizes for shorter loading times. This update improves workflows when processing drone LiDAR and photogrammetry data.
In-depth workflow guide to conducting automatic ground control point marking in DJI Terra with drone photogrammetry data. This new feature can increase efficiency by more than 90%, compared to manually marking all GCPs in a photogrammetry data set.
A new tool has been added to Terrasolid's TerraModeler application to streamline stockpile volumetrics with a LiDAR point cloud, including data collected with the DJI Zenmuse L1. Find out how the software simplifies stockpile management and learn about the workflow to streamline calculations.
In-depth guide to choosing the best camera for drone photogrammetry. Find out how sensor size, resolution, type of shutter and other factors can impact the quality of your aerial survey data and efficiency of your mission, and learn about the best DJI solutions for drone mapping.
Guide to using Terrain Follow during aerial surveys with DJI drones. Find out how Terrain Follow can benefit drone mapping operations, including helping to collect more accurate data collection, and learn about the best workflows within Terrain Follow mode.
A new wizard has been added to Terrasolid to automate the process of matching DJI L1 flight passes. This improves the accuracy and completeness of a LiDAR data set. This workflow guide shows how TerraScan and TerraMatch can be used to streamline flight-pass matching.
In-depth comparison between BIM and digital twins. Find out the differences between BIM and digital twins and how they can be used throughout the lifecycle of an AEC/infrastructure project, and how drones can collect real-time data to develop these digital assets.
- Balfour Beatty VINCI will save £5m and improve safety by deploying drones during the construction of HS2 –Europe's largest infrastructure project. Upgrading to the DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise has helped BBV cut drone surveys by more than 50%, compared to using the Phantom 4 RTK.
Drones are a safe, efficient, accurate, and cost-effective tool for wind turbine inspections. Find out how drones compare to traditional methods, how they benefit data capture, and which drones are best for inspecting windfarms.
UK colleges are increasingly incorporating drones into their curriculums –and are turning to heliguy™ for consultancy, supply, and training. Find out how Oldham College and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) are introducing drones to help students working towards qualifications such as T Levels and HTQs.
Drones for roof inspection have many advantages over traditional methods, offering a safer, more efficient and cost-effective data-capture solution. Find out how drones can improve roof inspections and the best drones to conduct roof surveys.
New firmware update for DJI Terra enables users to accurately convert their raw L1 and P1 LiDAR and photogrammetry drone survey data into a national coordinate system. For users in the UK, this will be OSGB36/British National Grid. This update streamlines this stage of the data processing workflow.
In-depth guide comparing RTK (real-time kinematic) and PPK (post-processed kinematic) for surveying, including drone mapping. Find out the differences between the two methods to help you choose the right one for your surveying application.
A guide to ground control points for surveying. Find out what they are, how to place them and how they increase the accuracy of your surveying applications.