Infrastructure and Utilities

Aerial Survey Solutions

Efficient and Accurate Assessment

Powerline Mapping

LiDAR technologies offer efficient and accurate method to surveying transmission lines and towers. Aerial surveys allow energy providers to assess and monitor areas of vegetation encroachment, measure sag in the wires, locate position of towers and much more.

Lidar scan of power lines for safety inspection in Burnaby, BC

Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure

Electrical Infrastructure

The benefits of utilizing drones for inspection and mapping of transmission lines are clear.  They can avoid high risk helicopter inspections especially in difficult to access areas, reduce the cost and time to complete inspections, enable more frequent inspections, maximize service by avoiding power outages and they create a historical record from imagery.

High-resolution inspection photo of electrical infrastructure near Squamish British Columbia

Locate and Characterize Utility Features

Surface Utility Locations

LiDAR and photogrammetry aerial payloads are ideal methods for collecting location data of surface utility features and topographic characteristics. Contact Spitfire Drone Survey for more information.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Inspection

Thermal Cameras

Using thermal cameras mounted on drones allows for quick detection of leaks and defects to pipeline insulation.  Early detection ensures prompt response and repairs preventing further damage, accidents, and financial losses.  Utilizing drones to identify damage to oil and gas infrastructure is more efficient and cost effective than by traditional methods.

Thermal camera view of oil and gas pipeline damage in British Columbia

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.

5

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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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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