Drone Land Surveying

Using drones for land surveying

Using drone for land surveying is becoming an increasing must have. The immediate and reliable collection of high quality aerial imagery and a variety of industry standard image processing options give the ability to gather aerial imagery faster, more accurately and more cost-effectively than satellites or manned aircraft.

ROAVR uses long duration fixed wing systems for drone land surveying. These fixed wing drones can stay aloft for up to 40 minutes and cover 100’s of hectares per day. For still oblique imagery we use stable vertical take off multi-rotor platforms.

In addition 3D models can be created for for a variety of monitoring, promotional or survey purposes.

We offer services for a wide range of sectors, these include forestry, heritage and estate.

Orthophotos –

Our drones acquire hundreds of vertical images on each flight. These images are processed using our specialist software to produce high-resolution orthophotos. Orthophotos are aerial photographs with a uniform scale similar to a map.

The orthophotos can be geo-referenced to a known coordinate system (such as OS National Grid) and overlaid on existing data used in Google Earth or independently. Imagery can be supplied in formats compatible with GIS, CAD, Google Earth or printed in large format

The aerial photography is supplied at resolutions up to 2.5cm/pixel much higher than off the shelf options that can be years out of date.

Oblique photography –

Our drones can be flown up to 121m and capture high quality still images in any direction including a full 360 panorama. The resulting imagery is stitched in specialist software to create seamless high quality images. Using on board GPS positioning these images are repeatable allowing for site or construction monitoring.


Flood risk surveys
Storm damage report
Archaeological site recording
Historic building surveys
Coastal erosion surveys
Ecological surveys
Forestry management surveys
3D modelling