Recent Projects: The Preserve at Chula Vista
Aerial Highlights of The Preserve at Chula Vista
The use of drones in airborne surveys has many advantages compared to conventional surface research or airborne surveys using manned helicopters or planes:
- Risk reduction
Surveying can be a dangerous job, with safety risks all around a worksite. The use of drones may eliminate the need for surveyors to traverse unknown terrain and can be helpful in avoiding high-risk situations, such as on roofs or scaffolding to obtain a needed shot.
- Higher data resolution
Flying at low heights, drones are capable of capturing sharp images and a clear overview which can be used to actively monitor and inspect activities, installations, infrastructure and buildings on the surface.
- Surveying inaccessible locations
A drone can fly where people or vehicles have no access, for example over waterways, densely forested areas, and locations without driveable terrain.
- Lower costs
Drone research is often cheaper because installations don’t need to be shut down, inaccessible areas become accessible, data acquisition is faster and the necessary workforce and equipment in the field are reduced.
- Faster data acquisition
Drones can perform surveys or inspections in the air in a much shorter time span than that needed for a manned aerial survey.