Wide range of applications
Using the latest drone technology we can capture a wide range of visual imagery, video and other remote sensing data including general area photography, high resolution inspection surveys and aerial 360 panoramas. In addition, using photogrammetry we can produce point clouds, digital surface models and orthomosaics.
Drones give us a bigger picture
The data generated by drones can help clients and surveyors to visualise sites, as well as helping us to identify and better determine the extent of building maintenance issues. For example, a high-resolution drone survey of a roof would enable us to map the extent of early stage cut-edge corrosion across the entirety of the roof, whereas in carrying out a ‘traditional’ inspection from a MEWP (Mobile Elevating Working Platforms) the full extent of the problems may not be fully apparent. Aerial surveys give us a much broader and detailed picture, so we can identify the extent of defects much more accurately, enabling our clients to make informed choices. Additionally, drones help us to reduce the amount of time spent working at height, which can have a significant positive impact on reducing project health and safety risk.
Read our perspectives and research
Watch our latest ‘Hollis Experts Discuss’ video where Surveying Innovation Partner Tom Willcock and Partner Jamie O'Brien discuss key topics surrounding COVID-19 and the role of drone surveys and data capture.
- Photographs - general area and high-resolution inspection
- 360 panoramas
- Digital Surface Models
- Point clouds