Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA – sometimes called UAVs but commonly called ‘drones’) are the ideal safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective solution for aerial photographic imaging for many kinds of aerial mapping, modelling, monitoring or inspection work. While particularly effective for smaller projects, projects can range in size from mapping for a decorative pond in a park, to rehabilitation monitoring in the wide open spaces of a remote natural wilderness.
Safe, quick and efficient
Controlled manually from any safe near-by location or following pre-defined computer-based flight paths, RPA operation is flexible and easily adaptable to the client’s requirements for maximum benefit. RPA technology ensures that photographic imagery is easily, quickly and efficiently captured in a safe and cost-effective manner, a distinct advantage over older or more traditional methods of data acquisition for analysis, design and decision-making.
The use of high resolution digital photographic technology means almost instant access to numerous types and formats of image data with short turn-around times where computer processing is required.
Because they are small and lightweight, most RPAs can be easily carried to location and deployed from the job site. Most of the time the task will be straight forward and routine, but because of their small size and high manoeuvrability, RPAs can also fly in difficult, confined or limited areas to provide distinct functional and safety benefits in locations difficult to access, or in hazardous situations too risky for personnel to perform normal ground-based work.
And the best part is ... RPAs are environmentally friendly. Commonly powered by a rechargeable battery, they are quiet, efficient and un-obtrusive with almost zero environmental impact.