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Photogrammetry and LiDAR Drones

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At Bench Mark, we have a long history of integrating RTK with numerous different systems. This includes drones, machines, and anything else that can move and needs a position. So whether you are looking to produce volume reports, monitor stockpiles, generate surfaces, and 3D maps, we have you covered here at Bench-Mark. We pride ourselves in being able to provide customized solutions to our customers to meet all of their needs. When you choose Bench Mark you’re choosing a partner that can meet all your geospatial needs. 

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LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and photogrammetry are two distinct surveying techniques. LiDAR drones use laser pulses to measure distances to objects on the ground, creating highly accurate point clouds. Photogrammetry drones, on the other hand, capture high-resolution images and use software to create 3D models by analyzing the overlapping images. LiDAR is ideal for capturing elevation and terrain data with precision, while photogrammetry excels in creating detailed visual models.

LiDAR-equipped drones offer several advantages for surveying:

  • High Precision: LiDAR provides accurate elevation and terrain data, making it suitable for contour mapping and flood modeling.
  • All-Weather Capability: LiDAR is less affected by weather conditions like fog or rain compared to photogrammetry.
  • Vegetation Penetration: LiDAR can penetrate vegetation, making it useful for forestry and agriculture applications.
  • Speed: LiDAR drones can cover large areas quickly due to their rapid data acquisition.

Yes, photogrammetry drones are well-suited for detailed site inspections and 3D modeling. They capture high-resolution images from multiple angles and use specialized software to stitch them together, creating accurate 3D models. This technology is valuable for architectural, construction, and archaeological projects where visual representation and detailed measurements are essential.

LiDAR and photogrammetry drones find applications in various industries, including:

  • Construction: Drones assist in site analysis, progress monitoring, and creating as-built models.
  • Agriculture: LiDAR and photogrammetry help with crop health assessment and yield prediction.
  • Mining: These technologies aid in volumetric calculations, slope analysis, and resource management.
  • Environmental Monitoring: Drones are used for habitat mapping, shoreline erosion assessment, and disaster response.
  • Forestry: LiDAR helps in forest inventory, tree height measurement, and canopy analysis.

Yes, there are regulatory requirements for operating survey LiDAR and photogrammetry drones, which vary by country and region. In the United States, for example, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates drone operations. Operators typically need to obtain a remote pilot certificate, follow airspace restrictions, and comply with safety guidelines. Additionally, specific permissions may be required for conducting drone surveys in sensitive areas or near airports. It’s essential to research and adhere to local regulations and obtain necessary permits before conducting survey drone operations.

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We offer cutting-edge drone solutions, including those by DJI like the Mavic 3 and Matrice 350. These drones are capable of taking multiple different payload solutions to meet your needs. This includes multiple LiDAR and camera options. Whether you require LiDAR for detailed terrain mapping, high-resolution cameras for aerial photography, or specialized sensors for industrial inspections, we offer a comprehensive selection of payload solutions compatible with these DJI drones. These payloads are designed to seamlessly integrate with the drones, ensuring reliable and precise data collection.

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Your Source For Survey Drone Systems

With a strong presence as a surveying equipment provider serving over 800 clients across North America, we’ve solidified our position as the leading supplier of survey equipment in the USA. Whether your needs encompass GNSS solutions for land surveying, GIS applications, vehicle positioning, or drone-based surveying, our extensive knowledge and unwavering support enable us to match you with precisely the right product.

Our commitment to excellence doesn’t stop at the point of purchase. We remain dedicated to our clients by offering responsive and top-tier troubleshooting and technical services, ensuring that our products consistently perform at their best. When you’re in search of both new and used surveying equipment at competitive prices, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bench Mark. We’re here to meet your surveying equipment needs with expertise and reliability.