The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones has revolutionised how we view our projects.

Our in-house pilots are able to collect survey data at different resolutions:

  • Still images and videos showing before, during and after for river/wetland/lake schemes. This can be great for stakeholder engagement, funding bids and marketing.
  • Geo-referenced orthomosiacs – we use specialist software to analyse hundreds or even thousands of overlapping photos to provide a high-quality single imagine of the site that can be imported into CAD or GIS software. This provides fantastic baseline mapping, as well as progress and built data for delivered environmental schemes.
  • 3D modelling – by utilising ground control points, photogrammetry and the latest onboard LiDAR technology, we can produce highly detailed 3D models of a site to inform design work.

We have a range of staff licenced to fly our UAVs, and will carry out flights on existing schemes at minimal cost.

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Aerial photography & LiDAR surveys
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What is an aerial photography survey?

Also known as a drone survey, this service involves flying a drone over proposed work sites and gathering photogrammetry and LiDAR data. This data can then be used to create orthomosaic images for pre/post works comparisons, as well as 3D models of the site which can provide data that can be used in the design process.

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Which drone is used for aerial photography/drone surveys?

The Five Rivers team use the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Matrice with a Zenmuse L1 LiDAR Sensor to allow us to efficiently gather data when mapping and surveying sites.

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Why should I choose FiveRivers for my drone survey?

In order to offer this service, drone operators must be CAA (Civil Aviation Authority)-approved. We have the correct licenses and insurance to carry out aerial photography & Lidar services, so you can rest assured that your project is in safe hands with us.

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& LiDAR surveys.

Jacob Dew

Director of Design

Get in touch by either phone or email to speak with Jacob and discuss your needs.