Gas and oil remain the significant sources of energy in different parts of the globe despite extensive criticism from various sectors. These two commodities usually lie deep under the ground, and their exploration can be challenging due to multiple factors. Fracking is one of the methods used for oil and gas exploration, but the technique can be dangerous.
Many drilling companies believe that the process of fracking can help recover trillions of cubic feet of shale gas underneath different parts of the UK. However, fracking is controversial due to earth tremor fears, and the process is also costly.
Instead, new technology like gas sniffing drones can play a significant role in the surveying of land for these precious commodities. This technology can help prevent things like dangerous gas explosions as well as unsafe working conditions. If you have an interest … Read the rest
Photogrammetry And LiDAR Mapping
The use of land surveying drones in industries such as mining and construction is still limited, as developments clash with legislation, but there is no doubt that these UAVs can have a big impact on the workflow, efficiency and cost-management of that company.
There are many benefits to be gained from using GPS-equipped drones with the capability to offer photogrammetry and LiDAR mapping.
Before companies can do so, they must first get a better understanding of what this technology is, what it can offer within their industry and the options available.
The term photogrammetry is one that many people will not have come across because it is a very specialised science. It is, however, something that many industries can take full advantage of.
It is all about making measurements and scale representations from photographs. … Read the rest
Land Surveying Techniques
The potential of drones in the industry is being felt by a number of sectors, as developers discover new ways to use these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to improve the way they do business.
This is also true of land surveyors, particularly those working with oil and gas companies who need quick access to detailed data on large stretches of land.
How do you survey the land with a drone?
The basic principles of flying a drone remain the same no matter where they are deployed – you start it up, fly it to the desired location, use the tools and camera to achieve the data you need and bring it into the land.
In land surveying, this means launching a drone above the area that needs to be monitored, creating images of the landscape with … Read the rest
Land Surveying Drones
Land surveying can be tough work, requiring the ideal tools, dedicated time in the field and a lot of effort spent compiling the data.
The problem with this hands-on approach is that not only is it time-consuming, it can affect accuracy levels.
Companies are now looking at surveying drones and LiDAR to approve the accuracy of their methods and data, and the efficiency of their work.
What are the advantages of using these land surveying drones over traditional techniques?
Many companies are sure to look towards UAVs for land surveying because of the potential time that can be saved, the costs that can be cut and the safety implications that are offered.
But there is one other advantage to drones that cannot be overlooked: drones are just more accurate than humans.
This accuracy can be seen in … Read the rest