Drone Mapping and Photogrammetry

Zoom into the map over the castle to see the difference in resolution of online satellite mapping compared to the our drone produced mapping. Best viewed on a PC.

"How it works" Drone Mapping

Global Drone Surveys provides fully integrated mapping services for our clients, using the latest technology we are able to produce mapping resolutions down to 1.7cm / px if required. That's up to twenty times higher resolution than online satellite imagery. Most online satellite mapping can be up to four years out of date with major developments and buildings missing.


All our maps are georeferenced and with the inclusion of ground control points the maps are built with a high degree of accuracy.


We can output our data in a number of formats to suit our clients or provide HTML codes for embedding into websites should that be required.



3D Photogrammetry & Drone Mapping files:


Mapping files will be delivered in any of the following Autodesk compatible formats: 



JPG (RGB Image) 

  • Available for all 2D layers: 2D Map, Elevation, and Plant Health.

  • Includes  .KML file and  .TWF file with the georeferenced metadata.

  • Easy to share through any standard image software such as Windows Photo Viewer or Preview. Print or use within presentations.

GeoTIFF (RGB Image) 

  • Available for all 2D layers: 2D Map, Elevation, and Plant Health. 

  • Includes a.TWF file with the georeferenced metadata.

  • File format suited for 2D analysis in GIS software such as ArcGIS or QGIS.


3D models

(Raw Elevation Values - DEM) 

  •  LAS 

  • (Point Cloud) 

  • •las point cloud.

  • Can be used in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Global Mapper, Applied Imagery, or similar software.
    (Point Cloud)

  • .xyz point cloud that contains RGB information (XYZRGB). Resolution is specifiable.




Most common file format accepted across Construction & Mining software formats. 

We also make exports available in the most common
By default, most exports are generated using the Web Mercator projection (EPSG: 3857). This is great for importing into web mapping systems such as Google Earth or Mapbox.

Export Map Projections

spherical coordinate system: WGS84 (EPSG: 4326)  This coordinate system is commonly used for more traditional "desktop" mapping tools., as well as OSBG 1936 / British National Grid

Drone Mapping
Drone mapping
Drone mapping wales

What can Drone Mapping be used for ?

Drone mapping and photogrammetry has number of uses and offers real efficies over trational data collection methods below are some examples of where this is being used to save time and money.

  • Drone Remote sensing and photogrammetry

  • Drone & mapping of earthquakes

  • Surveying & mapping of plane crashes

  • Surveying & mapping of storms and hurricanes

  • Tidal mapping

  • Drone Mapping of industrial zones

  • UAV Mapping of excavation sites

  • Surveying & mapping of flooding

  • Surveying & mapping of train crashes

  • Photogrammetry

  • Drone Mapping of the spread of algae

  • Forestry surveying

  • UAV Mapping of Vegetation

  • Mapping sandbar measurements

  • Precision agriculture

  • Surveying & mapping of landslides

  • Surveying & mapping of tsunamis

  • Agriculture - GIS applications

  • Arctic research - surveying

  • Geophysical mapping

  • Drone Mapping of coastal areas

  • Surveying & mapping of catastrophes

  •  UAV Surveying & mapping of mudslides

  • Surveying & mapping of volcanic eruptions

  • Drone Agriculture – mapping plant growth

  • Mapping shifts in sandbars 

Elevation Mapping

Accurate geo-referenced elevation maps and contour maps including DTM.


These can also be produced with measuring tools which allow for the measuring of earthworks, spoil piles, and stock-taking, with outputs in either metric or imperial.


This provides our clients with fantastic easy to use tools for taking large volume measurements on site, saving both time and money.


Again we can supply these mapping solutions in a number of outputs including web-based with measuring tools and annotations attached for ease of use. 

Digital Terrian drone map
Drone elevation mapping
Aerial elevation mapping
Drone mapping castle
Drone mapping castle

3D Geo Referanced Photogrammetry Models

The photogrammetry 3D models below are interactive and best viewed on a PC or Laptop, these are low-resolution examples for web use. You are able to scroll through the images and turn them as you please. If you would like any more details of how we can help your business or project with our aerial mapping services please don’t hesitate to contact us ​

Drone 3d model
3d UAV mapping
Sea defence drone mapping
3d drone mapping

Geo-Referenced Drone Survey Roof Reports

The roofing, insurance, and solar industries are undergoing a fundamental change in the way they operate. No longer do you have to spend valuable time manually inspecting roofs to process insurance claims, detect damage, or plan and design solar array installation. Global Drone Surveys use the latest technology that allows our roof inspectors to save time, increase productivity, and improve worker safety by using drones for roof inspection measurements and drone roof reports. contact us  for further details

Drone 3d model
Drone roof report
UAV roof report
Drone roof report survey
Drone roof report Wales
Drone church report
Drone church survey inspection