Today the use of commercial drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for land surveying has become common practice. Drones capture data that can be used in a wide-variety of mapping applications.  They also provide significant advantages to traditional methods in the more challenging environment to arise today.


    • Reduce Time Spent Collecting Data – Collecting land data using traditional surveying methods has been to date one of the most time-consuming elements for many projectsine Site Planning
    • Survey Areas Quickly And Safely – Unmanned aerial systems allow surveyors to deploy rapidly and map just about anywhere, this is especially effective when it comes to remote and rural areas. This method is helping to limit the environmental risks to surveyors associated with mapping out unknown areas.
    • View Real-Time Spatial Data – The immediate future will see land surveyors become experts at analyzing spatial data in the field.


Utilising our unmanned aerial multi rotors or fixed wing systems and remotely piloted operators  Hover UAV can now provide a timely, cost effective and safe alternate to traditional survey methods. With the addition of highly sophisticated software to plan, initiate and post process geo referenced data, surveys of very large areas or small sites are easily obtainable.

Hover UAV operates under its own safety management system which is a series of safety and maintenance related procedures engaged to ensure safety and consistency across its operations.

At Hover UAV we have worked with some of the regions most respected survey firms.  Our team can work with your team of surveyors and provide:

  • Geo-Referenced Digital Surface Models (DSM)
  • Digital Terrain Models (DTM)
  • Contour Line
  • Digital Elevation Models (DEM)
  • Volumetrics
  • Orthomosaics
  • 3D Point Clouds
  • 3D Reconstructions
  • 2D Maps

Applications Include

  • Construction Planning and Monitoring
  • Civil construction earthworks
  • Mine Site Planning
  • Design Simulation modelling
  • Landfill and Waste Management
  • Slope and Drainage assessment
  • Stockpile Volume Calculations
  • Open Pit Surveys
  • Archaeological Site Surveys
  • Golf Courses
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Vegetation Canopy Modelling
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Surveys and Mapping
  • Disaster Assessments
  • Erosion Evaluations
  • Urban Planning
  • Road and Rail corridor Mapping


Photogrammetry is the making of precise measurements from photographs. This is achieved through the use of overlapping georeferenced imagery.

Our Photogrammetric surveys are taken at low altitudes below 120 metres allowing us to capture high resolution imagery.

Our post flight software then will be able to produce 3D models of the terrain that has been flown.

From this information, a detailed georeferenced Digital Surface Model, spatially accurate 3D models and point clouds can be produced. Output data can be in various GIS and CAD formats

Accurate data from these models enables precision calculations and measurements for volumetric surveys