Lidar Topographic Survey

Vancouver Port Project

MISSION PROFILE

Detailed Topographic Survey

A Spitfire Drone Survey (SDS) client who operates as a technology-led, full-service engineering company requested a 30-acre high detail topographic survey including infrastructure road features, underground service locations, vegetated areas, and underwater bathymetric topography. The data was used to assess the feasibility of installing a transload line in one of the lower mainland’s large shipping ports. The data would also be used for the design of the transload line.

Lidar Technology

For this project, we used drone-based photogrammetric scanning to provide the client with rapid insights on their project.

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Integrated Land and Sea

The primary goal was to capture land based topographic features using a remotely piloted aerial system (RPAS) LiDAR/photogrammetric payload and surface and subsurface utility information using traditional survey equipment. SDS integrated bathymetric sonar and ground penetrating radar data acquired by others to create a cohesive topographic, bathymetric and sub surface data package that was properly referenced to the province of British Columbia’s published integrated survey monumentation.

Our Process

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Preparation

We start by understanding your project needs and target output. We will review the location to ensure safe and legal flight and verify any regulatory requirements.

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Scanning

We will arrange to be on site at the optimal times during your project to capture the initial scan and subsequent progress update. Our team of certified and insured pilots will ensure minimal disruption to site activity.  

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Data Processing

After the flight, we process and data and prepare it for your use. We provide the appropriate file types and formatting to fit your workflow.

4

Quality Assessment

Independent measurements collected from traditional survey techniques are compared to our processed product to confirm our data is accurate.

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Deliverable Generation

Using our product from the data processing, we generate deliverables catering to our clients’ individual needs, including digital terrain models, grading plans, earthworks reports, monitoring reports, various point cloud classifications, 3D design overlay and integration of high precision total station/survey grade GPS measurements with aerial survey data.

2

Scanning

We will arrange to be on site at the optimal times during your project to capture the initial scan and subsequent progress update. Our team of certified and insured pilots will ensure minimal disruption to site activity.

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3

Data Processing

After the flight, we process and data and prepare it for your use. We provide the appropriate file types and formatting to fit your workflow.

4

Quality Assessment

Independent measurements collected from traditional survey techniques are compared to our processed product to confirm and our data is accurate.

5

Deliverable Generation

Using our product from the data processing, we generate deliverables catering to our clients’ individual needs. Deliverables include but are not limited to point clouds, digital models, and survey drawings.

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From monitoring and assessment, as analytical data, or as marketing materials, our outputs consistently bring businesses and workflow to the next level.  We thrive on your success!

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What Our Customers Say

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"Spitfire delivers data that is responsive to our needs and catered to our workflow as an architecture firm, capturing what traditional surveys miss and enabling us to effectively site our projects to suit any given context."

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“We recently chose to have Spitfire Drone Survey look after all of our project completion quantity verifications.We have been thrilled with the services they offer, they are fast, professional and provide quality end products that we are happy to share with our customers.To top it all off they provide their services at a very reasonable price. I would highly recommend their services, the finished results exceeded our expectations.”

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"The data is absolutely fantastic. Comparing to the “original” high-altitude lidar, it’s now obvious that it was smoothed pretty aggressively, and your data gives us the real shape of that canyon."

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