Aerial Data Capture
Survey Graphics have multiple UAV platforms, including both fixed-wing and multi-rotor options, to cover a range of job requirements and environmental conditions. All our UAV’s are survey-grade, and are capable of capturing imagery as low as 1 cm GSD, to provide highly accurate, 2D orthomosaics and 3D surface models. Sensors include true colour (RGB), Near Infrared (NIR), Red Edge (RE), and thermal. All our UAV pilots hold CASA certified UAV licences. An excellent option for rapid, accurate, data acquisition, of small to medium sized sites.
Survey Graphics can facilitate and manage the capture of aerial data from a suite of manned-aircraft operating across Australia and overseas, from single engine to twin turbo-props. Manned aircraft are particularly economical over larger extents, and may allow for multiple sensors to be flown simultaneously. A wide range of sensors may be fitted to manned-aircraft including true colour, multispectral, thermal, hyperspectral, and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), capturing data at survey-grade accuracies.
With increasing resolution, lower cost and easy availability, high-resolution satellite data is becoming a popular choice for large and small scale regional mapping projects. High-resolution satellites like Worldview 3 make it easier and more cost effective to create or update map products, while some project requirements may be satisfied by freely available satellite imagery, such as LANDSAT. Stereo-satellite imagery is also available for producing 3D surfaces across large extents. Survey Graphics can liaise with satellite imagery providers to find the most appropriate and economical solution for your project.
In some cases, a project may not require new imagery to be captured. Instead, existing historical data, captured by manned-aircraft or satellite may be available. Survey Graphics can source this data for your project from local government agencies, such as Landgate, enabling significant cost-savings to be realised.