Natural Resources and The Environment

Aerial Survey Solutions

Monitor Erosion and Deposition

Change Detection

High topographic relief areas are subject to slump or even slide. Proper documentation of moving earthworks can be vital for assessing potential at risk areas for mitigation development and studies for why a slide may have occurred

Monitor Erosion and Deposition

Vegetation Analysis

LiDAR sensors are being increasingly used to examine forest structure. Because LiDAR can penetrate tree foliage, accurate and high-resolution point clouds can be derived to identify tree canopy, lower vegetation and the ground beneath

Magnetometer Data

Geophysical Surveys

Drone magnetic surveys offer a safe and reliable way of acquiring geophysical data even in the most inaccessible terrain. Traditionally geophysical surveys were done inefficiently by foot in often difficult and mountainous terrain or by expensive de-magnetized helicopters.  Drone Magnetometers can collect the data significantly faster and cheaper than the traditional methods.  And since it can fly closer to the surface by drone the resolution of the data is higher than when captured by helicopter.

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Monitor Erosion and Deposition

Coastal Erosion

Coastal erosion is a global problem with significant accelerated rates of erosion due to climate change. Spitfire Drone Survey can monitor changes in coastal topography and determine areas of accumulation and erosion.
The benefits of using LiDAR and photogrammetry by drone are significant when compared to traditional surveys by ground crews. The data collected is dramatically faster, safer and is of higher quality. Surveys are repeatable and facilitate up to date information empowering authorities to make more informed decisions.

Monitor Erosion and Deposition

Wildfire Mapping

LiDAR is becoming an increasingly useful tool for mapping and understanding pre-fire forest characteristics and post-fire changes. Because LiDAR measures point in three-dimensional space, information about the entire vegetative structure can be mapped and studied.

Case Study

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Construction Project Management

Progress Monitoring at Area 6

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.

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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