Using our high tech, modern drone equipment, Caimin Jacob and Pegasus Drone provides professional aerial inspection and 3D mapping services.
3D mapping is a method of data collection whereby a 3 Dimensional rendering of an object is produced from a collection of thousands of photographs taken by a high resolution camera. To begin this process the drone must be flown in a pre-designated grid pattern over its subject, taking thousands of photos while doing so. The aerial photographs collected during the flight are downloaded from the drone and imported to software that will stitch all of these various angles together to create a 3D model of the asset.
After a period of rendering a 3D model of the asset will be viewable. This model can be rotated, pivoted, zoomed in and out and viewed just about any way you can imagine. 3D mapping when conducted by a drone, can achieve in a matter of hours what would take a ground crew days to complete, and for a fraction of the cost.
The accuracy of aerial 3D mapping is also a factor to be considered. Traditional ground based mapping relies on reference points planted in around the asset by people. The number of which is limited by factors such as cost, accessibility of the terrain and manpower. Conversely, the Drones reference points come from the metadata and Geo-tags contained within the photographs that were captured during the flight. These photos number in their thousands. That means thousands of extra reference points which improve the accuracy of the 3D model tenfold, but all distributed and collected by a single drone rather than a full ground team.
3D mapping conducted by drone is a far more accurate way of rendering 3D models of assets. And in many cases a far more cost-effective method than traditional ground surveys.
What are the benefits of using drones for aerial inspections?
Aerial mapping using drones is more accurate, cost-efficient, and time-efficient than traditional ground mapping. Ground based inspections mean that the asset can only be viewed in a certain manner. By using drones you can get a much clearer image of the asset from multiple viewpoints for a fraction of the time and cost of a ground inspection.
How are the 3D models produced?
During the aerial inspection the drone takes thousands of high resolution photographs. These images are then downloaded into a software programme which will stitch them together in various angles. Once rendered, the 3D model can be zoomed, pivoted, rotated, and viewed in many ways to get a full and clear image of the asset.
How much does 3D drone mapping cost?
The price of our aerial drone inspections and 3D mapping varies from project to project depending on your individual needs and requirements. If you have any questions you can contact Pegasus Drone directly and we will be happy to provide you with more information and a free quote.