Land surveyors are increasingly turning to drones to acquire highly accurate digital survey data from the air in a fraction of the time (and expense) required by survey teams on the ground.
Using base station reference data and GPS, specially equipped drones can gather three-dimensional cartographic information with an accuracy of within 1 to 2 centimeters after processing. Cartographic surveys are used in many industries, including:
- Flood and pollution monitoring
- Forestry management
- Mining and oil and gas
- Urban planning
If you are looking to start a business in land surveying or cartography, drone services could be an ideal way to get a jump on the competition.