While most construction leaders deploying drones can get what they need from videos and products created from high-resolution RGB images, some are starting to see the benefits of adding more advanced payloads to their systems – especially LiDAR.
Pre-construction survey, volumetric measurement, topographic mapping and progress tracking are among the UAS applications the industry is embracing. Construction managers and surveyors are impressed with the level of accuracy and detail photogrammetry provides, but also know there are other solutions, like LiDAR, that can give them a more precise picture of their sites. They’re familiar with terrestrial LiDAR and likely have been using it for years, and are intrigued by what LiDAR can do when put in the air.
Remote Monitored Systems plc (LON:RMS) is focused on the continued development of the Company’s ‘Survey & Inspection’ business. RMS’s Geocurve subsidiary is a specialist surveying business which combines traditional survey techniques with innovative technologies including UAS/UAV, GIS databases, 3D modelling, laser and Lidar scanning and hydrographic modelling.