Construction, Engineering & Architecture

Aerial Survey Solutions

Pre-construction contours through the trees

Bare Earth Mapping

Digital elevation models are one of many products that can be derived from lidar data. DEMs are digital representations of the earth’s topographic surface. They’re a “bare-earth” product because they do not include surface features like buildings and vegetation.

Precisely track earth moving and construction

Progress Monitoring

In the construction site industry developers, engineers and architects are learning that using drones to perform regular surveys has many benefits including: rapid production of a complete picture of a site, accurately georeferenced detailed orthophotos,  and comprehensive 3D data of the entire site.

Quickly and efficiently capture big projects

Efficient Survey of Large Areas

Drones can survey vast areas and challenging terrain quickly and safely when compared to ground survey crews thus saving time and reducing cost.

Agricultural monitoring

Visualize conceptual designs and models on existing topography

Engineering Design and 3D Building Overlay

For complex projects, visualization can prove to be a vital tool aiding in optimizing design and coordination between multiple contractors.

Bridge construction planning

Visualize conceptual designs and models on existing topography

Safe Topographic Survey

When a topographic survey is required of an inaccessible or restricted area: such as a landslides, cliffs, or stockpiles in a busy facility, drones are a perfect solution to gather 3D survey data and geo-referenced high-resolution imagery safely.

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.

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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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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Case Study

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Lidar Topographic Survey

Vancouver Port Project

We're Proud of Our Customers

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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