3D Aerial Surveying and Mapping

What is 3D Aerial Surveying and Mapping

UAV mapping presents a viable alternative to costly and unreliable manned aerial surveys, giving the user greater control over what they map, when they map it, and the accuracies they wish to achieve from a flight. While the technology will not replace traditional land-based surveying methods, UAV can add another dimension to a surveyor's tool kit and for some applications, such as stockpile volume measurements, provide a safer solution that removes survey crews from operating near heavy machinery and on hazardous terrain.
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These systems also offer an easily deployable and cost effective solution for mapping and monitoring large areas quickly and efficiently, with a high level of accuracy. Our propeller-based systems such as also enable detailed inspections of difficult to reach areas.

Beacon Consulting provide an end-to-end service; the complete workflow, from flight planning and image acquisition through to 3D processing and geo-registration, is completed in house.

Our 3D models are generated using advanced acquisition and photogrammetry techniques that extract accurate geometric information from aerial and ground photographs. Extremely dense 3D point clouds are generated prior to being transformed into a fully-textured mesh object. To generate geographically accurate data, precise ground control points are integrated into our processing chain.

Special care and quality control systems are implemented at all stages of the process. The end result is a photo-realistic, high-resolution, geographically accurate 3D model which includes all man-made and natural features present in a scene.

Our 3D models are available in the most common 3D formats such as .obj, .3ds, 3max as well as LiDar LAS files as well as 3D files which can be used for directly importing into all Autodesk products including, Revit, Infraworks, Map3D, etc.

Beacon Consulting utilise the latest technology, ultra-lightweight aircraft, and hi resolution camera equipment to provide commercial, government, and research based clients with a range of aerial mapping, imaging, and cinematography services in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

  • Aerial Surveying Mapping and GIS
  • Aerial 3D Mapping, Modelling and Earthworks Computation
  • Aerial 3D Point Cloud Mapping
  • Aerial 3D Bulding and Infrastructure Modelling
  • Aerial Digital Imaging and Cinematography

For uses in the following sectors:

  • Surveying
  • Mining
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Farm and Agriculture Management

3D Aerial Surveying and Mapping for Architecture

Using our UAV fleet of drones we are able to provide high density point cloud models to architects for use in the following applications:

  • 3D Visualisation for new projects
  • Large scale site surveys
  • Large scale topographical surveys
Architects and Engineers can use our 3D data natively in their design software or have us convert the data to traditional CAD based formats including AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, and Autodesk Revit.
Below are some examples of our Aerial Surveying work for Architecture.
  • Cairns CBD Aerial Survey
  • Lae CBD, Papua New Guinea

3D Aerial Surveying for Mining and Infrastructure

Using our UAV fleet of drones we are able to provide high density point cloud models to architects for use in the following infrastructure and mining applications:

  • 3D Visualisation for new projects
  • 3D Visualisation for work in progress
  • Large scale site surveys
  • Large scale topographical surveys
  • Volumetric Studies of Erodible Dumps
  • Volumetric Studies of Earthworks Projects
Architects and Engineers can use our 3D data natively in their design software or have us convert the data to traditional CAD based formats including AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D, and Autodesk Revit.

Below are some examples of our Aerial Surveying work for Mining and Infrastructure Projects.
Hastings Deering Lae, Civil Works Monitoring

Barrick Gold, Porgera Erodible Dump Surveys

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