Bryant Associates, Inc. Announces New Drone Mapping / Photogrammetry Capabilities
Boston, MA – June 27, 2018 – Bryant Associates Inc. (Bryant), is pleased to announce its new mapping/photogrammetry capabilities via drone. Bryant recently added an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV aka drone) to its inventory of survey equipment and is integrating UAV capabilities with its other survey technologies, including conventional ground survey, RTK GPS and terrestrial LiDAR scanning.
“Bryant has always prided itself on being an innovative leader in the engineering and survey industry. The addition of the drone to our inventory of survey equipment continues this practice and gives us a way to expand our service capabilities while bringing added value to our client’s projects.” says Jeffrey Bryant, PE, CEO of Bryant Associates, Inc.
Bryant’s mapping and photogrammetry process by drone begins with the development of a flight plan by an FAA Part 107 certified pilot and our professional land surveying team. The pre-determined flight plan is then followed and data and photography is captured. The data is processed and analyzed and quality control checks are made to ensure required accuracies are met and deliverables are fulfilled.
As specified by clients, Bryant can provide deliverables including:
- RTK centimeter-level precise mapping and photogrammetry in numerous CAD formats
- Supplement ground data of features not captured in aerial photos
- Overlay property lines, critical design features and construction features on photos
- Detailed image-based plan by geo-referencing aerial images
- Topographic plans representing contours and elevations of ground features
“Not only does the drone allow for the collection of additional data for clients so they can perform deeper analysis on their projects and make more informed decisions, but performing aerial mapping and photogrammetry by drone is efficient and it minimizes risks to both our staff and the general public.” adds Gary Hamilton, Director of Corporate Survey.
Bryant’s custom-built Eagle XF UAV quadcopter from UAV America features a survey grade RTK, a 3 axis gimbal, a Sony A7R camera with 12MM aspherical II lens, FPV camera, 4K HDMI monitor/recorder, and anti-collision sensor, and is FAA approved.
Click here to watch a video about our UAV/Drone services and capabilities