Aerial mapping is a complex processes which involve taking hundreds – if not more – of carefully positioned and pre-planned aerial photographs, and processing them in one of several photogrammetry software suites we subscribe to, each one offering outstanding benefits to you and your organisation. While more and more companies are starting to offer aerial mapping as a service, RMC have the experience and a dedicated team of fully trained and aerial mapping professionals, backed up by enterprise level software, to create unbelievably detailed, globally accurate aerial maps.
We offer two different mapping services:
Standard photograph modelling
A ‘standard’ aerial map is created using hundreds of high resolution aerial photographs, taking using a drone following a predetermined GPS flight plan. As one of only 1% of UK commercial drone operators to hold an OSC, we are permitted by the CAA to fly significantly lower than those with standard permissions, meaning our GSD (ground sampling distance) can be as low as 1.2cm/pixel (the lower the GSD, the more detailed and accurate the maps are). That’s up to 50% more detailed than 99% our competitors can offer.
Images are then seamlessly stitched together to create a visual representation of your entire site. As the maps use a large number of images with significant overlap, they can span a huge area which is presented in a single image with no loss of detail.
Once a map flight plan is saved, we can perfectly replicate on a weekly, monthly or ongoing basis, allowing site managers and infrastructure coordinators to visually monitor the progress of medium and long term construction and groundworks projects.
PPK modelling takes our ‘standard’ mapping service a huge leap forward and generates aerial maps which are accurate to within <1cm. Using GCP’s (ground control points), state-of-the-art PPK/GNSS receivers and enterprise level photogrammetry software, RMC can generate CAD-compatible aerial maps with the same detail as a photograph map, allowing you to accurately plan future works with pinpoint accuracy.