Drone Surveying

OSLS Convention 2019 | Aerotas Drone Surveying Presentation

OSLS Convention 2019  |  Aerotas Drone Surveying Presentation

Trey Swann from Aerotas presented at The Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors (OSLS) Convention on Friday, March 1st, 2019. Trey covered the complete field workflow and the complete office workflow for drone surveying. Use this page to download the content from that presentation.

  • Presentation Slides - What it Takes to Collect Survey Grade Data by Drone

  • ASPRS Positional Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data

  • Aerotas Flight Operations Checklist

  • PPK Correction File

Aerotas Flight Operations

Aerotas Flight Operations

When you use Aerotas to process your drone data, you immediately get access to our Flight Ops team. The sole responsibility of Flight Ops is to guide your mission planning and data collection process. This will ensure that you are successfully planning missions, setting UAS-specific ground control, and getting the most accurate results possible from your drone-collected data.

POB Column: It Matters Who Processes Your Drone Data

POB Column: It Matters Who Processes Your Drone Data

When the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) launched their Certified Mapping Scientist-UAS certification, Aerotas Founder Logan Campbell was among the first people to sit for the test. The intensive experience of studying, preparing, and taking the strenuous exam highlighted how challenging a verifiable understanding of photogrammetry is. However, the real-world experiences that Logan and the Aerotas team have with processing drone data for surveyors reveal the importance of this understanding in the real world.

POB Column: Selecting a UAV Georeferencing Option

POB Column: Selecting a UAV Georeferencing Option

With Aerotas' position as the preeminent provider of drone solutions for land surveyors, we constantly field questions from surveyors about various components of drone technology.  This is the third in a three-part series of articles in Point of Beginning magazine, summarizing our current analysis on key components of drone survey technology. This article focuses on the georeferencing options we most commonly get questions about -- particularly high-accuracy RTK, PPK, or Direct Georeferencing systems.

POB Column: Drone Sensors for Surveyors

POB Column: Drone Sensors for Surveyors

With Aerotas' position as the preeminent provider of drone solutions for land surveyors, we constantly field questions from surveyors about various components of drone technology.  This is the second in a 3-part series of articles in Point of Beginning magazine, summarizing our current analysis on key components of drone survey technology. This article focuses on the sensor options we most commonly get questions about -- particularly LiDAR.

CLSA Webinar: Drone Surveying Best Practices

CLSA Webinar: Drone Surveying Best Practices

Last week, the California Land Surveyors Association invited Aerotas co-founder Daniel Katz to present a webinar to their members on best practices in drone surveying. With the experience from training and equipping several hundred surveyors nationwide to get best-in-class accuracy and ROI from drone technology, and completing thousands of drone photogrammetry and linework drafting projects, the Aerotas team has learned a great deal about what it takes to benefit from drone technology.

POB Column: Drone Airframes for Surveyors

POB Column: Drone Airframes for Surveyors

Point of Beginning magazine asked Aerotas co-founders Daniel Katz and Logan Campbell to analyze the various components of drone technology that go into an effective drone survey program. They evaluated three key technologies across three articles: drone airframes, sensors, and georeferencing options. In each article they take an independent and analytical approach to evaluate which drone technology option is best for land surveyors. The first article focuses on drone airframes.

Commercial UAV News: Surveyors and Other Professional Drone Operators Should be Focused on Accuracy and Reliability

Commercial UAV News: Surveyors and Other Professional Drone Operators Should be Focused on Accuracy and Reliability

In a guest article on Commercial UAV News, Aerotas co-founder Daniel Katz discusses some of the misconceptions Aerotas sees surveyors frequently bring to their drone program decision-making. Many surveyors often that they need to choose a drone billed as "professional grade," but What matters is accuracy and ROI.