Aerial 3D Scanning using drones

In the past few years, drones have become more and more a part of our daily lives. What was surprising to us was the possible applications that they could provide to 3D scanning on a large scale. Aerial scanning utilizing drones/UAVs provides the possibility to capture data in dangerous and/or hard to reach places, while offering an excellent cost-to-benefit-ratio for numerous applications; precision farming, forestry, mining, etc. With the DJI Inspire 1, we will be able to capture images like never before.

A Variety of 3D output formats

  With just one flight from the drone, we can produce an impressive amount of data:

  • Point clouds
  • Edge lines, vector lines, 3D terrain points
  • DTM (Digital Terrain Model)
  • Meshing
  • Distances, areas, volumes
  • and many more


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Quickly capture Full Color 3D point clouds

 Using our drone service, you can vastly reduce the time spent collecting accurate data. By acquiring raster data from the sky, in the form of geo-referenced digital aerial images, we can gather millions of data points in one short

flight. Staff safety is also improved by minimizing risk to surveying teams when measuring sites such as mines, unstable slopes and transportation routes. Our drone-based data collection can also boost productivity. Surveying projects that used to take days or weeks using older surveying techniques are now possible in just a few hours.

Document the site

Of course, in addition to using drones for 3D scanning and measurement, we can capture aerial photographs and video of the site. Modern drones com equipped with image stabilization gimbals and very high resolution cameras, so you can expect high quality photographs and videos even from small drones. Arrival 3D has 3 drone pilots that are ready to serve your drone imageery and scanning needs.


Do you need 3D drone scanning?

Call us at 866-687-7784 or fill out the form on the right and let us know how we can help. 

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