Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) are drone planes that fly at low altitude to obtain high resolution aerial imagery. This aerial data is then processed using high precision photogrammetry software to generate engineering grade Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data as well as ortho-rectified aerial photography. The cost savings are significant compared to obtaining aerial photography traditionally.
The DEM applications range from calculating volumes of large stockpiles to surveying of open cut mines to bulk engineering design for planning applications.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is the body responsible for the governance and regulation of UAV’s in Australia. Only a company holding a current Operators Certificate with personnel holding a current Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Certificate (RPAS) is authorised to operate and fly a UAV over 2kg by CASA. Quantum Surveys has held an Operators Certificate with RPAS certified surveyors since 2013. To view all registered UAV operators, click the link below:
Quantum Surveys current UAV fleet includes: