THOMPSON SURVEYING LEAD THE WAY WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT SAVE YOU MONEY
WE’RE TAKING SURVEYING TO NEW HEIGHTS.
Thompson Surveying have always been at the forefront of technology. So naturally, when the opportunity came along to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for survey work, we wanted to be one of the first on board.
UAVs are perfect alternatives to costly piloted fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. They’re light, highly manoeuvrable and can fly in areas where a large aircraft would not be permitted making them ideal for all kinds of aerial survey work.
We are a CASA-approved operator, so any service provided by us is legal and within the operational guidelines for the use of UAV’s.
We use two different kinds of UAV depending on the job
THE GERMAN-BUILT ASCTEC FALCON 8
Built for high-definition aerial photos and video. The Falcon 8 can be utilised for aerial inspections, property and land development imagery and TV commercials. This UAV has fast flight stabilisation and can even be used in windy conditions. With the support of a local media company, Thompsons can provide a complete service including video editing and post production for the ultimate aerial video.
THE MAVINCI SIRIUS FIXED- WING UAV
Despite its small size, weighing just 3kg with a 1.6m wing span, the Sirius is capable of covering a large area. Its flight pattern is pre-programmed and the unit is fully GPS controlled. In 45 minutes, it can take high resolution photographs over 50 hectares allowing for 3d modelling. Even larger areas can be covered if only imagery is required.
The Sirius is ideal for creating overhead pictures and large-scale ortho-mosaic photos of urban residential districts, construction sites, development sites, crops, vineyards and mine sites.