3D Mapping, Photogrammetry and Orthomosiacs

3D Mapping and Orthomosiacs

3D Mapping and Orthomosiacs

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Drones help speed up and lower the cost of land surveying and mapping services with the ability to maintain a high level of precision and accuracy.  From a single parcel to thousands of acres, we can provide imaging data to you or partner with your land surveyor, engineer or architect to augment their services to help lower costs and speed up service delivery.  Our data can be used to produce a wide variety of work products including orthomosaic photos for detailed visual inspection of areas and topographic mapping.

Our imaging data can be used to produce maps and drawings with the most accurate absolute world coordinate positioning and/or relative measurements required for legal and/or engineering purposes. Note that because we are not registered land surveyors, when required, we partner with land surveyors, including your own, to create work products that can be verified for accuracy and certified to meet regulatory and other legal requirements in the land surveying and engineering professions by including their own data collection methods.  Our survey grade imaging services help the land surveyor to complete topographic surveys for large areas in less time but they do not replace the need for a land surveyor to certify the accuracy of the end work products that they will produce for you.


An orthomosaic map is a highly detailed and accurate photographic representation of an area, created by stitching together numerous individual aerial photographs taken from a drone. These photographs are meticulously corrected for geometric distortions, such as camera tilt and topographical variations, ensuring a uniform scale across the image, much like a traditional map. The use of drones for capturing these images offers significant advantages: drones can quickly cover large areas from the air, making the data collection process both efficient and cost-effective. This swift aerial capability is especially useful for projects that require large-scale observation and detailed documentation in a short amount of time. Orthomosaics derived from drone imagery provide invaluable insights for precise analysis, decision-making, and resource management, combining high accuracy with the practicality and flexibility of modern aerial technology.

Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is a 3D representation of the terrain’s surface, crafted from terrain elevation data. This model is invaluable in geographic information systems (GIS), facilitating environmental research, urban planning, and various engineering projects by modeling phenomena such as water flow or landslide movements. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), play a crucial role in acquiring the necessary data for DEMs through a process known as photogrammetry. In this process, drones equipped with high-resolution cameras capture a series of overlapping photographs from different angles. These images are then processed using specialized software that constructs a 3D terrain model by analyzing the overlaps and calculating the position of various points. This method allows for efficient and precise collection of elevation data, making drones an essential tool in modern topographic mapping and analysis.

3D Model

A 3D model is a digital representation of a physical object or environment, used extensively across various fields for visualization, simulation, and analysis purposes. In industries like architecture, engineering, and entertainment, 3D models facilitate the design and testing of structures, machinery, and interactive scenarios before physical prototypes are built. They also play a crucial role in virtual reality experiences, allowing for immersive environments that users can explore. Drones contribute significantly to the creation of 3D models through a process called photogrammetry. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, drones capture multiple images of an object or landscape from different angles. These images are then stitched together using advanced software, which analyzes the overlap and reconstructs the object or area in three dimensions. This capability allows for detailed and accurate 3D mapping of hard-to-reach or large-scale environments, proving especially useful in areas such as surveying, construction, and environmental monitoring.