Progress Monitoring and Billing

Area 5-6 Photogrammetry

MISSION PROFILE

Monthly Progress Scans

A Spitfire Drone Survey client specializing in high quality design and construction requested monthly terrain models for a 40-hectare construction site located on the steep terrain of Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver. The primary goal was to capture data of the site at monthly intervals using a remotely piloted aerial system photogrammetric technique.

Photogrammetry Technology

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

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Georeferenced Accurate Dataset

To ensure accuracy of the RPAS acquired data, a network of ground control targets was established at locations of high visibility outside of the dynamic construction area. These control targets were referenced in each dataset and measured to calculate any horizontal or vertical error in the generated terrain. Temporary ground control was also placed throughout the site using a survey grade GPS to supplement the established control network.

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PROJECT OUTPUT

Web-Based Client Platform

The monthly data collected was used to track the progress of the site and for calculating material volumes for accurate progress billings.The data was also uploaded into an easy-to-use web-based platform for clients to view, measure and calculate volumes.

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.

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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.

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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 and 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. 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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