Aerial mapping, or orthophoto generation, is one of the best ways to visualize your property.  While Google Maps is pretty good, there may be years of undocumented landscape changes that haven’t been photographed yet.  Drones carrying high definition cameras can provide completely up-to-date imagery.  Or you can hire one of these:

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Drones are a much more economical and safe way to collect this critical aerial data.  Flying a computer-generated flight path typically at 200 feet above ground level, mapping drones collect anywhere from dozens to hundreds of high resolution photos.  Then specialized software stitches the photos together to create an orthorectified image like this one of a property near Aspen, CO.  The map you see below is made up of more than 200 individual photos and the full resolution photo is over 120MB:

Rosebud Ranch
Rosebud Ranch, Aspen CO

 

In addition to a standard map, we can also 3D model your project.  This model is of the Ames Monument near Buford, Wyoming.  The 60 foot high monument was built in 1880 and marked the location of the highest point on the transcontinental railroad at 8,247 feet. The model is made from 78 photos shot from one of our drones during a 9-minute flight:

The 3D models we generate can show terrain elevation as well as provide data for volumetric analysis of stockpiles.  This can be invaluable for anyone wishing to see current progress of both horizontal and vertical construction.

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Regardless if you go with a 3D model or a map, you’ll receive a custom web address for your project, allowing you to share the data with anyone you choose.  We have the capability of doing up to 100 acre properties at 3cm/pixel resolution and +/- 6 feet accuracy. If ground control points are used and sited with RTK GPS surveying tools, the accuracy can be better than 1cm!