The Inflights Crew
Deliverables you need in your workflow
The engineers at Inflights focus on 3D drone mapping . This is essentially a land survey that provides the data in many different formats. The data format depends on the project requirements. The projects can be broken down into 3 main categories that include drone mappings for terrains, roofs, earth material stockpiles, and operational or maintenance tasks. The deliverables include 3D point cloud, 3D mesh, 3D CAD drawings, 2D orthomosaic and volumetric measurements. These deliverables are provided in a large variety of file formats that can be accessed by most survey software applications. For more details, please click here.
Engineering process for consistent accuracy
The accuracy of traditional surveys depends on equipment and is prone to human error. Land surveys require taking several measurements to confirm accuracy and that takes more time. There is also a margin of error depending on the variables including homogeneity of the terrain. The Inflights engineering team selects the right drone equipment and has established the optimal flight procedures. This way Inflights can guarantee a ground sampling distance of 1cm and an accuracy of 2 centimeter and a variety of deliverable formats. With that level of resolution, you can rest assured that the survey is of the highest quality and would eliminate rework during the implementation stage. This can greatly reduce both project costs and implementation time.
Instant quotes and streamlined process
Setup time is greatly reduced thanks to Inflights’ large network of drone UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operators and its automated platform. The Inflights Navigator is a unique platform in that it encapsulates an ecosystem composed of pilots and real-time flying restrictions data. This cuts down the preparation time to days instead of weeks or more with either traditional land surveyors or finding an independent drone pilot in the area. Even if timing is not an immediate concern, the extra lead time can generate hidden costs. After all, time is money and 3d drone mappings with Inflights frees up both budget and time to work on other project tasks.
Global Drone Pilot Network
The Inflights Drone or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Pilot Network is the largest in the world. We have carefully pre-screened pilots for experience, licenses, and equipment. The Inflights platform has an updated inventory of each pilot’s drone equipment including cameras, software, and related technologies. This enables the Inflights operations crew to quickly assign a pilot for each project’s specific needs. There is no other drone mapping provider that has the reach and speed to deliver the data you need. Are you a licensed drone pilot? Join our network!
This is a big question in relation to whether or not a specific geographical location can be surveyed using a drone. Flight restrictions can be quite challenging to find unless you know where to look. Even then, the information is not clear and only pilots fully understand what it means. And if you do manage to understand it, the question is then how to obtain the permits and the cost. That’s where the Inflights platform comes in.
First, it is important to understand the many types of drone UAV flying restrictions:
- Airports in controlled and uncontrolled airspace
- Power plants and similar infrastructure
- Military bases and surrounding areas
- Areas where military flying exercises may take place
- Restricted areas used for military testing of weapons
- Stadiums and other sporting events
- National landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty
- Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) such as:
- Hazardous conditions: wildfires, storms, or chemical spills.
- Security-related events, such as EU Summits
- Other special situations
After mapping an area in the Inflights platform, the system immediately pulls up all of the flight restrictions in real time.
But don’t worry. The flying restrictions are presented for your information only. The price of the quote will be adjusted in real time depending on which permits are required, if any. We will take care of obtaining the necessary permits and manage all of the logistics.
Aside from the reduction in the pre-flight time mentioned above, there is also the time to execute the land survey itself. Drones can complete a land survey in just minutes when compared to days or weeks with traditional land surveys on foot. This also makes it possible for drones to handle ad hoc projects for operations and maintenance purposes. This provides the latest information such as geological shifts due to earthquakes or stockpile inventory reports on a regular basis. Depending on the requirements, land terrain, and other factors; drone mappings can be delivered within days or a couple of weeks from start to finish.