Sometimes a birds eye view is the only view that matters

 
 

The original slide zone, shot on the day of the slide, provides an initial digital record of the site.

looking to understand drones in the Geotechnical industry? we can help - and Learning won't cost you a dime

Sometimes natural events outpace the human environment. As a result there can be a lot of pressure to turn around high quality inspections quickly for geotechnical work. Drones offer a unique tool to help teams address this challenge, safely and efficiently. With a perspective that only an aerial platform can provide, drones enable geotechnical teams to get a completely new view on an old problem. That said, they also come with their own set of issues. While modern drones can easily access difficult to reach spots, operators need to understand local conditions to produce the best results possible while minimizing job site and airspace risk. The good news is that PrecisionXYZ, with over 20 years of flight experience and practical hands on work with all the major drone survey software and hardware solutions, is uniquely positioned to help. And the great news is that learning about this won't cost you a dime. 

The digital model provides a digital reference record of the slide zone with estimated measurements of the debris field. By shooting the site over multiple time periods, technical teams can now get a very precise record of slope movement over time. 

There's more to a drone than meets the eye

Most engineering teams have worked with photogrammetry or LiDAR based surveys at some point in their career. If you have, then you already understand the underlying technology. It's the collection tool - the drone - that generates a lot of questions, particularly when thinking about it for your own operations: 

  • How much will a drone cost my business, both in terms of capital and operations?
  • Are they hard to use? And with hundreds of drones in the market, which technology should I use?
  • How do I make sure I'm compliant with FAA rules and regulations - and what are the risks with drones?
  • If I do decide to build a drone based operation, how long will it take to implement?
  • Are drones really as accurate, precise, and defendable as traditional ground based survey technologies?

PrecisionXYZ can give you straight answers about why drones will - or won't - work for your operation. We offer both consultancy as well as flight and operations services. So if you'd like to build your own internal drone team, we can help you immediately as well set you up for long term operations.  And if you ever need additional capacity for your team, we're ready to help. 

Contour maps provide additional detail for engineering teams using CAD software for analysis. Using professional surveyors to set Ground Control enables centimeter level precission. 

Contour maps provide additional detail for engineering teams using CAD software for analysis. Using professional surveyors to set Ground Control enables centimeter level precission. 

Why work with PrecisionXYZ? 

The founders at PrecisionXYZ have been fortunate to have built great products and services for some of the most visible names in tech, energy and finance over the course of their careers. And they know that great products and services get built by teams that know how to listen to their customers and ask the right questions. That's why we set our business up as both a service provider and a consultancy. So if you'd like to learn about drone technology and get questions answered about how it can work for you and your team, we would love to schedule time with you. Please give us a call directly at 1-877-580-4180 during our normal business hours to schedule a meeting or simply click on the "Book A Meeting" button above.