We are delighted to be speaking at Digital Construction Week (DCW) in London on the 17th October.
I will be presenting about how the use of reality capture data using drone technology is improving the management of assets digitally, providing deeper data insights, better collaboration on projects, improving data deliverables to clients, cost reductions and the reduction of risk.
ProDroneWorx believes that the reality capture data outputs created from drone surveys using photogrammetry or LiDAR are starting to transform traditional business models, helping to reshape the construction and infrastructure markets.
The findings of our 2018 survey on the adoption of drones demonstrates that the technology is currently being underutilised. While 74% of respondents are using drone technology for photography and video, fewer than 30% of respondents are using the technology for value add services like aerial LiDAR, 3D point clouds, 3D modelling, digital surface/terrain models, orthophotos and thermal imaging. Click here for the research.
Over recent years, we’ve seen a lot of improvement in positioning accuracies through the use of ground control points (GCPs) or drones with RTK/PPK technology built in, developments of photogrammetry software and the use of LIDAR on drones.
3D point clouds, textured model and digital terrain model (DTM) accuracies have now been demonstrated and validated down to approx. 3cm on some of our big infrastructure projects where fixed wing PPK drone technology has been used.