UAV (drone) aerial mapping technology has significantly improved our ability to track the ever-changing landscape of our environment.
Regular, globally accurate, aerial maps can be monitored for evidence of land erosion, potential areas of flooding, soil degradation and drought using exceptionally detailed visual data, captured over medium to long-term periods, quickly and effectively highlighting problems which could be proactively addressed.
Our fleet of advanced quadcopter and fixed-wing UAV’s, combined with our industry experience and highly-specialist CAA OSC permissions, allow us to safely and effectively map vast areas of land, and deliver the results directly to your desk via our secure cloud based client portal.
A DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
RMC are able to create a sub-centimetre accurate, ‘fully digital’ version of virtually any landscape, however remote or inaccessible it may seem. These CAD-ready models can be imported into virtually any 3D rendering or simulation software, allowing our clients to digitally monitor and visualise previously inaccessible landscapes from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
In late 2020, RMC were approached by a land owner who had suffered persistent flooding during heavy rainfall, damaging valuable farmland, crops and causing huge disruption to farming operations and livestock. Using drones, laser scanning and highly specialist photogrammetry software, we were able to create a full 3D model of the land and surrounding areas, which was then imported in to RealFlow 3D fluids & multiphysics simulation software. From here we were able to simulate a months worth of rainfall in just a few minutes, allowing the client to identify areas where drainage works were required without the need – or cost – of employing expensive and time consuming surveyors.