One of Nichols Environmental's Best-Kept Secrets - M. Hansen

2018 05 08 Drone photo reservoir

It’s no secret that we have been utilizing some of the most advanced GPS surveying technology the commercial industry has to offer. But what most people don’t know is that we’re able to do it at a fraction of the cost of most traditional methods. How?? Photogrammetry – the next step in aerial surveying!

Photogrammetry is the science of taking measurements from photographs, especially for recovering the exact positions of surface points. Utilizing our robust drone/UAV fleet and our highly trained and certified pilots, we are capable of surveying large and dynamic sites and creating 3D CG representations of a terrain’s surface, producing contour lines and topographic maps, analyzing stockpile/volume calculations, and evaluating drainage/irrigation impacts. But that’s not all; photogrammetry is used in fields such as architecture, engineering, manufacturing, quality control, and geology. The environmental, civil and geotechnical projects that we undertake require the most accurate and efficient surveying and monitoring equipment, and the technical capabilities of photogrammetry are endless. It may not be wise to reveal all our technical secrets, but if using this service increases our productivity and better serves our client’s needs, then it’s well worth getting the information out there.

Don’t let your project be grounded – utilize our efficient onsite, in-field services and take off with Nichols Environmental’s advanced aerial surveying technology. Contact us today to learn more. The sky’s the limit!


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