Drones have been one of the most popular pieces of technology to hit the consumer market in the last several years. Lots of hobbyists and tech-savvy people purchase drones to use recreationally, but drones have also made their way into a wide range of commercial and industrial applications.
Drones are able to cover great distances at high speeds, all while capturing high definition photos and video footage. Because of this, use of drones has become more and more common in land surveying applications for development, construction and planning.
Drone land surveying applications
Land surveying in Idaho is all about getting detailed measurements of a piece of property that account for topography, existing structures, legal property boundaries and other relevant factors. Because of how detailed and extensive land surveys can be, data collection is often a time-consuming process for land surveyors.
With drones, however, surveyors are able to remotely gain information about a piece of property and gather physical images and videos to aid in their measurements. This saves a significant amount of time, since the surveyor doesn’t have to walk the entire piece of property themselves. Surveyors can use drones to accurately make land measurements and identify structures and topography.
In many cases, drones are used as a way for surveyors to cross-check the measurements they take. Drones can confirm the information that a surveyor has already gathered through other surveying methods. Drones also make it easy for surveyors to capture images that are relevant to the survey and share those with the property owner. If there is some kind of topographical abnormality on the property that the property owner was not aware of, for example, a surveyor may want to show photographs to the owner so they can see the feature for themselves.
Traditional land surveying in Idaho
It’s important to point out that drones cannot replace all of the traditional surveying methods and techniques that are used over the course of a survey. Drones are not an alternative to traditional land surveying in Idaho but rather a useful tool that land surveyors can leverage to improve the accuracy and detail of their surveys.
If you’re planning on hiring a land surveyor, it’s a good idea to ask about what kinds of technology they use during their surveying. Technology is no substitute for quality surveying methods, but the use of technology can help ensure the accuracy of the survey you receive.
At Mason & Associates, we have been on the cutting edge of land surveying in Idaho since we were founded in 1989! We use the best techniques and tools at our disposal to ensure the highest level of accuracy, quality and customer satisfaction. Our professional team of experts has experience with every aspect of surveying, from topographic surveys to subdivision platting.
We understand how important quality land surveying services are to the overall success of your project and we will work with you to ensure the best outcomes possible. Give us a call to get more information about our services and to schedule a consultation.