An accessible aerial technology

  • Drones gather information by taking aerial pictures.
  • Drones are operated by remote control.
  • By using this technology we can reconstitute a digital model of a land.
  • As for gravel pits, two data surveys offer an actual portrait of the extracted material. Collected data allow an easy and precise volume calculation.
  • The use of a drone is a time-saving technique compared to more traditional methods used by land surveyors or technicians.

The drone

Surveying with a drone is a much faster operation than traditional terrain data recording. It is a time-saving and cost-effective operation that will give you a very quick return on investment. Years ago, aerial cameras were installed on board conventional aircrafts which made the surveying expensive. Nowadays, the drone allows taking aerial photographs at a more affordable cost.

Advantages of surveying with a drone

A quick return on investment
Due to its speed of execution, the drone helps us reduce man-hours. Therefore, it takes much less time than when data are collected by a technician on the ground.

An accurate and efficient data gathering
Drones gather information through aerial photographs. Surveying with a drone offers a high-quality and detailed report of the situation.

A supervised practice
Our technicians have all the required certifications to control this type of device. A land surveyor entitled to the project owns the expertise that allows him to interpret the collected data and translate them into readable information which gives you a real portrait of the situation. Furthermore, Ecce Terra holds all the required authorisations from Transport Canada in order to operate a drone and gather data.

Examples of data collecting using drone

Volumetric analysis
Since 2009, quarries and sand pits operators must pay back a fee to the municipality in which they exploit. Drone surveying is a cost-effective and precise solution for everybody concerned in order to obtain an accurate volumetric portrait.

Topographical plan
In the surveying field, a drone is also used for mapping topographical plans. For example, land surveyors at Ecce Terra use it to measure field elevations for planning new housing developments.