Talon Aerial Media conducts aerial survey and mapping using our remote piloted aircraft, UAVs or drones and a process called aerial photogrammetry. This process allows us to measure and interpret features directly from our high resolution aerial imagery. We are able to produce orthophotographs, Digital Elevation Models (DEM), volumetric analysis, distance measurements and 3D models of areas and structures, all from the data we obtain from our aerial survey.

Using UAV’s for aerial surveys offers significant advantages when compared to ground surveys or satellite imagery. In many cases, sources of satellite imagery, such as Google Earth are poor quality and are several years out of date.  We are able to achieve higher resolution and more up to date images than satellites and can quickly deploy to gather data on rapidly changing projects. Unlike traditional ground surveys, using remote piloted aircraft to conduct an aerial survey means that no personnel need to be placed in potentially hazardous areas and data and images from difficult or inaccessible locations and infrastructure can be safely collected quickly and efficiently.

Engineers, governments and construction companies are faced with the constant need for accurate data in order to make decisions and carry out their functions. With the constantly changing face of the Australian landscape and continuing urban development and improvement, it is necessary to ensure that any decisions that are made, are based on the most recent and accurate data available. We can quickly survey an area and then conduct identical flights at regular intervals, allowing you to monitor progress or changes in an area and receive more data at a substantially lower cost than was previously possible.

UAV aerial surveys are already in use in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Mining.
  • Oil and Gas production.
  • Construction.
  • Earthmoving.
  • Quarrying.
  • Environmental and forestry.
  • Agriculture.
  • Utility projects.

All our pilots and field staff are equipped with the appropriate clothing and equipment to enter industrial and construction sites. We issue all our staff with hard hats, high-vis long sleeve shirts, high-vis vests, steel capped boots and they all hold current OHS construction induction white cards.

The benefits and applications for this kind of technology are growing almost daily. Whether you need to perform environmental compliance monitoring such as noxious weed surveys or runoff and drainage monitoring in an area that is difficult to access by foot or vehicle or if you need to monitor the progress of a construction project at regular intervals with accurate calculations of distances and volumes. We have the capacity, resources and expertise to deliver high quality, cost effective results. We can handle everything from a small, technically challenging project to a large area or high volume site.