UAV / DRONE SERVICES

Drone technology is drastically changing the face of
engineering mapping, measurement, and modeling.

UAV/Drone Services

Employed correctly, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—also known as drones—can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your projects. By allowing easier access and capturing volumes of highly accurate data in less time, UAVs can reduce project costs. By allowing close-up inspection of hard-to-reach structures, rugged terrain, and remote sites, they can reduce risk. And by providing real-time project information and accurate side by side comparisons, they can facilitate informed decision making, improving project quality.

Drone Technology Takes Off

It's easy to see why the use of UAVs is expected to skyrocket in the coming years. But to enjoy the benefits of this technology you need technical experts who understand how to apply it. That’s where we come in. Kimley-Horn is an innovative leader in the use of UAV technology. Our talented team of Remote pilots and their fleet of highly capable drones are ready to work on your next project.

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Aerial Mapping & Survey



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Construction Progress Update



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Building & Roof Inspections



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Solar and Wind Farm Inspection



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Terrain and Elevation Models



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Mining, Quarries & Aggregates



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Agriculture



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Drone Inspections



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Roof Survey Inspection Reporting



OUR DRONES

senseFly eBee X
Map without Limits

The eBee X is the fixed-wing drone for all your mapping needs. Designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of your data collection, it has a camera to suit every job, the accuracy and coverage to meet every project’s requirements, and can work virtually every type of site.

Advantages

✅ Efficient & Precise : Enjoy vast coverage of up to 500 ha (1,235 ac) at 122 m by activating eBee X’s unique Endurance Extension.

✅ Rugged & Reliable : The eBee X allows you to work virtually every site, no matter how demanding, thanks to its space-friendly Steep Landing technology, ultra-robust design, live air traffic data and more—all backed by senseFly’s trusted professional, local support.

✅ Multi-purpose : The eBee X suits every job thanks to its range of groundbreaking cameras. These include the new senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, for stunning 3D reconstructions of vertical environments, the best-in-class senseFly Aeria X RGB photogrammetry camera and the senseFly Duet T for creating geo-accurate thermal maps.

Phantom 4 RTK DJI
Visionary Intelligence. Elevated Accuracy.

DJI has rethought its drone technology from the ground-up, revolutionizing its systems to achieve a new standard for drone accuracy – offering Phantom 4 RTK customers centimeter-accurate data while requiring fewer ground control points.

Advantages

✅ Accurate positioning using RTK technology : The heart of the Phantom 4 RTK is its integrated real-time kinetic (RTK) positioning system, located in a node at the top of the drone. This technology allows for centimeter-level accuracy: 1 cm + 1ppm horizontally and 1.5 cm + 1ppm vertically. The Phantom 4 RTK applies this level of positional accuracy to the image metadata, allowing it to generate extremely accurate aerial images and 3D maps.

✅ GNSS redundancy : In areas where signal reception is poor, the GNSS module that sits right underneath the RTK module takes over to allow the drone to maintain flight stability. With this redundancy, safe and optimal flight is ensured while continuing to collect precise and complete data for mapping and survey jobs.

✅ High quality and precise imaging system : The Phantom 4 RTK comes with the standard 1-inch CMOS sensor to serve the mapping applications of the RTK. Recognizing that each camera lens has variations in manufacturing, every piece of lens goes through a rigorous calibration process that measures image distortions and applies distortion parameters into the metadata of every image that the camera captures. This means that post-processing is unique for every camera.