Drones for photogrammetry and land surveying

Professional Drones for 3d mapping

Aerophotogrammetry with drones allows to analyse terrain characteristics not easily discernible to ground level. Drones for aerial photogrammetry are occupied in numerous fields like 3d mapping, land survey, architecture. UAV for mapping with advanced RTK GPS systems and high resolution digital cameras are capable to perform very accurate data.

Multirotors in topography and 3d mapping

Nowadays there are many career development opportunities in the field of aerial photogrammetry with professional multicopters or fixed wing drones. There are new advanced SAPR systems with high-resolution cameras and different sensors to suit every need.

What exactly is UAV Photogrammetry

Aerial Photogrammetry is a science of making measurements from photographs.The output of photogrammetry is typically a map, a drawing or a 3D model of some real-world object or land mass.

3D Maps And Models

To create 3D maps from aerial photogrammetry, the camera is mounted on the drone and is usually pointed vertically towards the ground. Using photogrammetry to create 3D models of monuments or statues, the camera is mounted horizontally or at an angle about 45 °.

Autonomous Waypoint navigation

The UAV electronics, integrated GPS and a control system with ground station is able to perform an autonomous flight and automatic capture of geotagged photos based on preset parameters from the management software.

Photogrammetry and survey

Using photogrammetry with RTK GPS systems, you can get different types of result as:

  • DEM / DTM / DSM (surface patterns)
  • Orthophoto (for geospatial data)
  • 3D Building Models
  • Boundary Map
  • Planemetric features such as edges and heights of the road, signs, building, etc.
  • 3D modeling of vegetation
  • Polls volumetric quarries

Ecco alcuni delle migliori applicazioni di droni per fotogrammetria che oltre a dare risultati superiori in termini di definizione pixel centimetro sono molto più efficienti ed economici dei normali aerei od elicotteri.

Here are some of applications for aerial photogrammetry that in addition to providing superior data results in terms of definition pixels/cm, are also more efficient and economical than airplanes or helicopters.

  • Planning and forest management
  • Flood modeling
  • Pollution Modelling
  • Mapping and Cartography
  • Urban Planning
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Transportation Planning
  • Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Cave and minerals (volumetric exploration)
  • Archaeology
  • Planning of the cellular network


All our drones for photogrammetry like X-Cam 700 and Explorer 800 are equipped with GPS tracking systems and are able to fly autonomously and acquire geotagged photos in high resolution.

X-Cam 700 has about 30 minutes flight autonomy  versus 40 minutes of Explorer 800  a waterproof structure resistant to rain. Both drones for architectural survey are equipped with live video transmission systems on land and have removable or foldable structures that enable easy transport in appropriate flycases.

Drones for photogrammetry and land surveying ultima modifica: 13 Marzo 2017