Mapping & Survey

Mapping & Survey with Drones

At Strategic we work with many types of natural resource clients to help them maximize benefits from valuable drone data.  Forestry, mining and environmental clients, among many others, can benefit from drone surveys and the associated data. 

Our team is backed by GIS and survey professionals that work with our team and valued clients to extract actionable information from our drone data.  Over the years we have learned that automation and extraction of data from mapped areas is key to succeeding with drones.  A few of our specific workflows are discussed below. 

Orthophoto mosaic compiled for reconnaissance of privately held properties for forest and access management.

Successful RPAS Workflows

The following mapping and survey applications have been improved through the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, which we have proven to our clients:

  • RoW and linear corridor mapping – our fixed wing drones are well suited to map long rights-of-way and linear corridor projects.  We can use this data to track construction progress and quantify changes over time. 
  • Agricultural/crop survey  – our drone-produced maps allow for accurate assessment of crops and identification of problem areas, following true color and multispectral data capture.
  • Pile volumetrics – when mapping missions are processed, we are able to quickly calculate pile volumes of aggregate, soil, biomass and other materials.
  • Infrastructure/Planning – when dynamic projects with many moving parts are underway, it helps to capture basemapping data with drones to assist in the planning process. 

How Can Drones Help Your Operations?

Whether you already have a team of drone operators, or your company is seeking out drone services – let’s chat about how you can make the most out of aerial data capture.   Call Mike at Strategic to chat further at 250-287-2246 (Ext 278), or reach us by email at uav@snrc.ca.

One of our drone mapping missions over a willow plantation, where we captured thousands of images to stitch and analyze for the farm owner.

This stitched imagery shows the Digital Surface Model (DSM) included as a layer on top.  These elevation values can be queried and used to quantify elements in the study area.