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Global Drone Surveys Bristol

Commercial Drone Inspections Surveys and Mapping

Global Drone Surveys is the leading company  in surveying and inspections using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Our company offers its specialist services to clients in the city of Bristol and beyond, providing them with a cost-effective and time-saving solution for project management.


The benefits of using drones for surveys and inspections are numerous. For one, it eliminates the need for expensive scaffolding or Cherry Pickers, which can be a major cost saver. It also saves time, as surveys that would normally take days or weeks can be completed in a matter of hours. In addition, drones provide a safe way to conduct surveys and inspections, as they can be operated from the ground without putting workers at risk.


Global Drone Surveys is one of the few companies in the UK to hold a comprehensive ‘operational safety case ‘ which means that we are able to fly our drones with confidence in any environment, closer to uninvolved person and buildings the standard commercial UAV operators. All of our safety procedures are rigorously followed. This allows us to focus on providing our clients with an outstanding service.

If you're looking for someone to carry out drone UAV mapping in London then you've come to the right place. We have a wealth of experience and can provide survey grade maps and 3D models with roof reports as well as project management services.

There are many benefits to using drones for mapping purposes. They are able to cover large areas quickly and easily, providing accurate data that can be used to create detailed plans and models. This information can be used for a variety of purposes such as project planning, asset management, and even marketing.

We use the latest photogrammetry software to process the images captured by our drones, ensuring that you receive high-quality results that meet your specific needs. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you achieve your goals.

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UAV inspection Bristol

We can fly where others can’t 

Operational Safety Case

An Operational Safety Case (OSC) requires a faultless safety record and experience in complex flight operations. Global Drone Surveys has worked diligently to ensure that our clients can benefit with improved safety and confidence.


Our operational safety case for drone UAV operations in Bristol is unrivalled and sets the standard for safe drone operation. We are only one of a few companies that has this enhanced safety case issued by the Civil Aviation Authority .


We can operate closer to uninvolved persons and structures which is essential when carrying out safe flights in congested areas.


With our comprehensive understanding of the UK’s airspace, we are able to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information to ensure we provide safe and compliant fights.


Airspace is constantly changing, and new rules and air navigation orders are constantly updating .


Our team of expert pilots will carry out a comprehensive airspace analysis will take all of this into account and identify any potential hazards.


Once the risks have been identified, steps can be taken to mitigate them to ensure a safe flight

Working with Drones in Bristol Airspace


The population of Bristol is estimated to be 463,400, making it the 47th most populous city in the United Kingdom. Bristol is a historic city with a rich maritime heritage.


The city has a diverse economy, with sectors including financial and professional services, information technology, media, aerospace and defence.

Bristol is undergoing significant development and density.

Bristol Airport is located in North Somerset, England, 8.6 nautical miles southwest of Bristol city centre. It is the commercial airport serving the city of Bristol and the surrounding area. The airport has one main runway and two terminals. It handles over 8 million passengers a year.


We as the drone operator are responsible for obtaining all permissions to fly within any restricted airspace in Bristol and its surrounding areas. Restricted airspace is marked on aviation charts.

Flight within these areas is restricted for all types of aircraft, whether manned or unmanned. To obtain permission the drone operator must apply for Enhanced Non-Standard Flight clearance via the NATS website or local ATC. 

We take care of all of this to ensure our operations are safe and legal as well as advising you of lead-in times as we complete the process.

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For further details on our wide range on applications please click on services

 Drone Building damage assessment Bristol

Low risk low cost mininmal outage surveys of buildings, roofs, flare stacks, wind farms solar panels the possiblties are endless. All filmed in 4k HD for your technical experts.


Whether you’re a TV production looking for a professional, adaptive and fully kitted out drone crew, you simply want to consult on what an unmanned aerial vehicle could add to your production, or you’d like to discuss a full production corporate package including time-lapse for your event, company or brand, give us a call and we’d love to chat! 

Drone mapping Bristol

Online satellite imagery can be out-dated by up to 6 years and can be unreliable in planning and analysis needs. Drone survey imagery is typically 20 times the resolution of Google Earth, allowing for greater planning detail and when augmented by our 3D mapping capability, provides ground representation to the smallest detail.

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