Applications

UAV - surveys can be used in various fields. If a flight is permitted by aviation law, we can take off to any area and any altitude.   

Terrain Surveying

During terrain surveys over the last few years, our multicopter has shown its true strengths: speed, good overhead perspective and an unbeatable surveying accuracy due to its reduced altitude.

For a long time, our greatest challenge was posed by densely vegetated areas. Now, using our laser scanner’s active procedure, we can measure points and therefore carry out surveys in a fast, precise and comprehensive manner even with heavy vegetation!

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Ski Resorts

Ski resorts present an ideal area of operations for UAVs; most of the surfaces are free of vegetation and therefore fantastic for UAV-surveying!

In addition to the comprehensive surveying of piste surfaces for project planning or implementing snow management systems like iCON Alpine, Snowsat or ARENA, a “drone survey” is also ideal for updating individual areas of the resort in order to then attach these changes to the existing resort-wide model.

Such terrain imaging is exceptionally suited to the planning of snow parks, ski lifts and reservoirs.

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Geology

All too often, geologists find “hard” facts difficult to come by when making decisions: exact terrain models might not be available, some zones are difficult or dangerous to reach, and as a result it is impossible to develop a picture of the situation in the field.

Our camera or laser scanning equipped multirotors can help! In order to support the experience and knowledge of the geologist in the field, we can inspect cliff faces from a safe position, deliver terrain models for debris, landslide and avalanche simulations, and calculate volumes using a 3D model of the assumed surfaces of a fissure.

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INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY

If the project area is too small for a flight with manned aircraft, but too large or too difficult for terrestrial surveying, this sounds like an ideal job for "Unmanned Scanning"!

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Gauging Snow and Ice Levels

The Riegl miniVUX-1 used by us is perfectly suited for measuring snow and ice surfaces due to its wavelength. This means that calculations for volume changes can be made with two or more measurements at different times.

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Archaeology and Building Research

If you go digging, you’ll find something - or at least that seems to be the case for building sites! In this arena, time is of the essence and a flying camera can be very helpful indeed. UAV-survey is also an excellent method of documenting all accessible and inaccessible patches of buildings, forts, castles and ruins.

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AGRICULTURE

UAVs can also be used in agriculture. Be it in forestry as well as in wine and fruit growing.

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