Sectors & Usage 2017-05-04T14:58:05+00:00

SECTORS

Expand your sector to see what Drones can do for you

Building Construction Timeline – Repeat visits to the same GPS location can give a great indication of how a project is progressing over time, a Contractor could request Fly3D visit a site once every month to take the same photo, giving a timelapse from whatever views are required.

Spoil Heap Analysis – We can quickly revisit the same GPS Coordinates to record the same data to compare like for like 3D terrain for example by undertaking volumetric studies of say spoil removal over time. 

Surveys – An initial survey of an existing building or asset will help inform you at tender stage of any issues that need mitigated. The imagery and data captured by this survey could help decide,  if you are caught in a Bid / No Bid scenario.

Earthworks take off – Whenever there is a site to be cleared of soil, there is a cost associated with the moving of earth from that site. Using drones to produce 3D point Cloud data and Digital Elevation Models we can quickly do take offs to determine area and volume of soil / debri to be removed, thus giving you a more accurate appreciation on what has to be moved, therefore how many truck loads to be removed.

Inspections– Tower Crane Inspections , Scaffolding Inspections, existing asset inspection to determine work required.

Visuals – Imagery or Video to help visitors visualise your Site from an induction point of view, Imagery used for marketing purposes is an essential way to record your portfolio these days.

Health and Safety – Potentially reduces the need for operatives working at height.

Collaboration – We can issue data and imagery in many different file formats suitable for most BIM and CAD Authoring Software.

Digital Elevation Models – Using Photogrammetry we can create Digital Elevation Models ( DEM ) or Digital Terrain Model ( DTM ) from the imagery taken from the drone. DEMS or DTM will be used for various reasons, as part of a GIS Workflow or establishing chainage for roadway / railway construction etc.Topography models such as DEM/DTM can be used to determine flood analysis, they can be used for more accurate quantity take off and measuring, they can be used as part of a visualisation study or environmental impact study.

Inspections – Infrastructure Inspections from ground or air no matter what your asset, be it existing or in progress. Where you may have to have closed a road, partly or fully in order to get in some expensive rental plant, or put up scaffolding to inspect an area in your asset, this is no longer required, we can generally give you the information you require without disruption, or at least inform you better before you need to commit to a disruption.

Hydrology – This includes the movement and distribution of the earth’s water network, we can create accurate models of burns, rivers, reservoirs, dams to help you determine your water and storm surge analysis.

Construction Progress – Using the same GPS location each time, you can track progress of an asset’s construction such as Roads, Waterways, Rail lines.

Site Planning –  Civil Engineering project as we know can be hugs in terms of physical area covered, we can easily fly over your site to capture not only progress, but to help track equipment, materials, spoil analysis on site as it progresses and react accordingly by establishing more efficient workflows.

Surveys – As part of a proposal for an existing building, there will be no doubt a requirement for some sort of survey to take place externally or internally to ascertain the constraints of your building or asset before design begins, we, for the most part, negate scaffolding or costly plant equipment at the first pass at a survey, we can generate models from our data to help you decide what path your design will take.

Line of Sight Analysis – Placing the drone at the future elevation of your proposed building will create an informed image of what you would see from that height, will there be privacy issues etc.

Master Planning – Drone imagery and data can help inform what impact a master plan may have

Environmental Impact Studies – Imagery taken from drones can help in writing EIS Reports

Building Surveys – Using imagery from drones and ground based cameras can create 3D models from imagery alone helping to you capture a building or asset.

Visuals – For part of your planning process, you may wish to produce imagery as part of your planning permission in terms of context around your proposed building. All images are captured with GPS data which enable accurate position of your building within the context of your surroundings. Not only can we provide the imagery, we can create 3d models of the Context based on these images.

Marketing – Why not let us create promotional imagery and data for your completed asset.

Thermal Imagery – Using specialist sensors on our quadcopters we can produce aerial thermal imaging that will help indicate that an area of your building or asset has been completed incorrectly, or is losing heat due to the age of that asset, it will help generate Home Reports or Building Condition reports with a greater degree of accuracy when it comes to Energy Analysis.

Dilapidation Reports – Surveying assets from both ground and air can help paint the bigger picture of the state of this asset in terms of work needing to be done, or to satisfy Insurance adjustment claims.

Data Capture – Survey revisits can be a costly business using visual survey helps negate the need for a revisit by capturing using images and videos, even the creation of 3D Mapping can be accomplished using aerial mapping techniques.

Mapping –  A lot of drones at the moment capture imagery from the air, thats all well and good, but what if you wanted to capture beneath the tree canopy ? Aerial  LIDaR is getting far more cost effective due to the reduction in sensor sizes, we can fly over forestry whilst maintaining Visual Line of Sight and due to LIDaR being a combination of Radar and Imagery we can help capture those points on the ground much easier than using imagery alone. 

Boundary Checks – Confirmation of boundaries can be flown very quickly and measured from the resultant imagery.

Storm Damage – To establish storm damage to a forest we can fly over and get a better idea of the scale of damage caused to the FC Assets, not only the trees, but the paths and access roads through the forests.

Major Events – There may be a time where the expertise of our drone operators are called upon to help out in a major events scenario, or even to record any type of major events testing regime for breakdown at a later stage, rest assured we have the expertise to aid in this if required.

Thermal Imaging – Search and Rescue using Thermal Imaging is a particularly strong use case from an aerial point of view.

Quick Reaction – On breaking news you may not have the opportunity to mobilise quick enough, we as licences operators can capture footage professionally.

Expertise for Hire – It may be more effective to hire a pilot locally to where you want your news story based, Fly3D can provide you with that expertise.at a competitive rate, we can also offer live stream of the data.

Damage Assessment – The initial assessment of an insurance claim is made so much easier by using aerial imagery and data to best inform the level of damage of the asset, this can be done safely and in a cost effective manner.

Claims Adjustment –  Fantastic savings can be made using drone technology to accurately capture farms, roofs, building conditions which are too high, too dangerous or too remote for a Claims Adjuster to visit. Along with the ability to generate 3D Data from the imagery captured, you will have a desktop survey in front of you to interrogate the data you need to adjust your insurance claims. Drone usage in the Insurance sector will be huge.

Insurance Claim Validation – Something not quite right about a claim ? Why not send us out to offer you a better perspective on your claim, How Much of the roof was damaged ? Where exactly did the tree fall ? How many acres of  crops were destroyed through the gale ? Through various means, from imagery to mapping, we can help you determine the accuracy of a claim.

Boundary Conditions – Are clients land boundaries being contested ? We can fly the perimeter of those boundaries and do perimeter, area or indeed volume calculations to ascertain boundary conditions.

Site Analysis – You can use Google Earth to determine the site in the context of it’s surroundings, but given  the resolution of these images from Google Earth, and the age of these maps, you may miss something important that could did miss the site as a viable option for your development. Why not utilise high resolution imagery for analysis of your potential asset.

Surveys – Aerial and ground based imagery as well as 360 Technology can help when you are looking at the viability of an asset for development, utilising this information may help decide if the proposal is a viable option for development.

Boundary Conditions – Are clients land boundaries being contested ? We can fly the perimeter of those boundaries and do perimeter, area or indeed volume calculations to ascertain boundary conditions.

Wind Turbine Assessment – We can reduce risk normally involved in expensive hoisting equipment when it comes to surveying wind turbines externally. This can include both visual inspection or using thermal imaging technology.

Inspection – General inspections and surveys on Infrastructure such as  Energy To Waste, Power Generation schemes, pipelines. To help expedite maintenance regimes on an energy companies infrastructure, we can record inspections from an aerial point of view. We reduce the risks normally associated with this level of surveying.

Mapping – Aerial work is not new in the GIS world, it is where you get most of you data and imagery from a t the moment after all. What our quadcopters can do for you however is offer you greater resolution at a fraction of the cost of what a commercial helicopter rental would be to capture the same data, not only the imagery but we can provide you with all the Digital data you need to drape this imagery over to complete the package.

Terrain Analysis – Digital Terrain Models ( DTM ), Digital Elevation Models (DEM ) Can be generated to give you the surface data you need in order to complement your projects. We can generate data to your chosen Coordinate System WGS84, OSGB36 are two examples. We obtain our location data from GPS and GLONASS Data, anything up to 20 satellites at a time will give you a greater degree of accuracy. For more accuracy we can organise Ground Control Points as part of our mapping, we can also provide Land Surveyors with RTK located aerial information if required.

Environmental Impact – You may need imagery or digital 3d Data that would help you understand the environmental Impact of a Civil Engineering project or similar project., it may complement visuals which are needing to be submitted to Local or National Planning bodies.

Pollution tracking – If there is an environmental issue no matter how small that may be, we can monitor, in real time if required,  any impact of such an issue.

Storm Damage Analysis – The aftermath of any kind of storm can leave environmental issues in its wake. We can help capture the data you need to make decisions on the impact of that damage.

Deforestation Data – Capturing the dame imagery from the same GPS Location on a regular basis, can help inform if there has been an impact on forests.

Mapping – We can capture 3D terrain data used in environmental modelling.

Environmental Impact Studies – Many a Developer, Contractor  or Architect requires environmental impact studies to be undertaken in terms of proposals.

Inspection – Roadways, Waterways, Ports, Interchanges and Railways these can all be captured in terms of imagery and data to help inform you of your collection of assets. Before now, there was probably a certain amount of disruption required in order to fulfil a yearly maintenance inspection, or to inspect damage after an event, we can either reduce that disruption or negate any type of disruption and thus reduce any risks associated with that disruption and reduce costs associated.

Delivery – No we sadly can’t deliver anything just yet, that’s a little bit away although there are a good few companies out there trialling at the moment, it will be sometime yet before your local supermarket delivers that fry up for a Sunday morning!

Marketing – Having a flyover of each individual hole , or general flyover of the course as a whole can be informative to your club members and visitors alike.

 

Imagery – Estate Agencies are seeing the power that aerial imagery and video can have for selling a house or commercial property, couple this imagery and data with the power of 360 Imagery or 360 Video and you have a very powerful marketing tool.

Boundary Conditions – Are clients land boundaries being contested ? We can fly the perimeter of those boundaries and do perimeter, area or indeed volume calculations to ascertain boundary conditions.

Selling – Using Imagery from an aerial based platform, or even 360 ground based video can help sell your company / product to give you the edge over your competitors.

Imagery – Create compelling imagery or video to help promote an idea.

Imagery – There may be a point in time where you want something recorded for sentimental reasons be it a wedding, some sort of event in your life, a garden party, an aerial photo of your home, or visuals for a planning application, whatever you can imagine would be a benefit of getting imagery taken from above. We can help you imagine those benefits and imagery.

Inspections – Agriculture is tipped for being a major sector in which aerial technology comes to the fore, using photogrammetry we can generate 3d terrain models of your land for whatever benefits you can realise.

Crop Analysis – Using specialists sensors on our SUA, we can undertake NDVI or NIR Analysis of your crops, informing you where your crop needs the most attention.

Boundary Conditions – Are clients land boundaries being contested ? We can fly the perimeter of those boundaries and do perimeter, area or indeed volume calculations to ascertain boundary conditions.

Terrain or Asset modelling – In terms of the gaming industry which is heavily influenced by 3d Environments, we can provide rich 3d Data if you have to capture a likeness of a real work asset from the ground or from the air. We would generally establish a low polygon count model and discuss what you need at the end of the data to help you get your data into your software engine of choice.  

All of the above ? – Local Government bodies contain most of the above sectors in some form of another, this highlights how much of an impact using aerial imagery and data could have on Local Government. Local Government as Clients, have so many assets under their control, there are multiple marketing and design departments looking after each one of those assets and the facilities management of those assets.

Surveying  – Minimise risk from the outset by employing us to survey your asset ahead of committing to costly scaffolding to repairs.

” We are always looking to investigate new use cases for drones within your sector. If you have an idea, we would be happy to be your preferred partner, especially from a Research & Development point of view. There are so many use cases for drones, yet to be discovered.”

SERVICES

Have a look to see what is possible using Fly3D

Imagery – One of the man interests in Drone technology is the ability to take Images and Video, it’s your flying camera, cost effective, professional approach to getting that shot, to help get the imagery you need.

Imagery -We can provide ground based imagery as required, geolocated if required.

Inspections – if you have an asset, then we can inspect. When a building’s roof starts leaking, it’s a time consuming and costly business arranging scaffolding for survey purposes, why not let us capture all the data you need from above. It is a sure way of capturing all the imagery required, we can convert that data to 3D if you so wish. When you need to map out a quarry or pond, let us do that at a fraction of the time for a fraction of the cost of your own site engineers multiple visits, and more more often than not, revisits. All GPS and GLONASS Data is captured as part of our work so you can get accurate real world coordination with your chosen software. Reduce risks by inspecting your asset, we can offer live streaming on the day to enable you to guide our pilot to the areas you need to be focused on. We can inspect all your assets including Quarries, Harbour-side walls, chimneys, wind turbines, farmland, pylons, transmission towers,. We can offer RTK Surveys if required.

Thermal Imaging – Thermal Imaging has finally become more affordable to your sector. Before now, this was solely in the domain of Fixed Wing and Helicopter, through advancements in technology, we can now swap out a camera payload for a thermal imaging payload, much a more affordable approach. Please call to discuss Thermal Imaging needs.

Measurement – Linear, perimeter, area and volume calculations can be undertaken from aerial surveys, drastically reducing time spent by your own surveyors visits to a site. We can fly a 10 acre site in 10 minutes as a rough guide, subject to pre flight planning and site conditions of course. 

360 Imagery including Video – Fantastic advancement in video technology, we fly the route with a 360 Video Camera payload, you can then navigate in 360 degrees within the video.

Mapping -Referring to online mapping services can produce dangerously out of date mapping information for you to use in your project. Why not secure a more cost effective approach for getting up to date information, running the same mapping operation over a period of months can also give you a time lapse of your chosen area if required.

Damage Assessment – The initial assessment of an insurance claim is made so much easier by using aerial imagery and data to best inform the level of damage of the asset, this can be done safely and in a cost effective manner.

Claims Adjustment –  Fantastic savings can be made using drone technology to accurately capture farms, roofs, building conditions which are too high, too dangerous or too remote for a Claims Adjuster to visit. Along with the ability to generate 3D Data from the imagery captured, you will have a desktop survey in front of you to interrogate the data you need to adjust your insurance claims. Drone usage in the Insurance sector will be huge.

Mapping – Aerial work is not new in the GIS world, it is where you get most of you data and imagery from a t the moment after all. What our quadcopters can do for you however is offer you greater resolution at a fraction of the cost of what a commercial helicopter rental would be to capture the same data, not only the imagery but we can provide you with all the Digital data you need to drape this imagery over to complete the package.

Digital Terrain Models ( DTM ) – Digital Elevation Models (DEM ) Can be generated to give you the surface data you need in order to complement your projects. We can generate data to your chosen Coordinate System WGS84, OSGB36 are two examples. We obtain our location data from GPS and GLONASS Data, anything up to 20 satellites at a time will give you a greater degree of accuracy.

Environmental Impact – You may need imagery or digital 3d Data that would help you understand the environmental Impact of a Civil Engineering project or similar project., it may complement visuals which are needing to be submitted to Local or National Planning bodies.

BIM – Building Information Modelling, BIM is here to stay in the Construction Industry, with years of BIM Knowledge behind us, we can discuss BIM requirements, not only from an Aerial modelling point of view, but for your software integration and interoperability. Revit, Civil 3D, Infraworks, Bentley ContextCapture, Photogrammetry workflows can all be defined for your BIM needs.

3D Modelling – Hand in hand with BIM, not only can we provide with Construction Industry BIM expertise, but we can help you integrate your aerial data, GIS data, and Digital Elevation Models in to BIM workflows. Try us, we have huge modelling experience.

Asset Capture – IF you are a building or structure owner with an asset, be it a single asset to a large estate, we can help capture imagery, point clouds, aerial data, photogrammetrically defined models of your asset for you.