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Drone Survey London

 Drone Surveys & Inspections London

Drone Inspections & Surveys In London and the City of London

Global Drone Surveys is London-based drone surveying and inspection company. Our company offers its specialist services to clients in the city of London 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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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 operation in London 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 Central London Airspace

The City of London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. It is the country's largest city and its financial and business centre. The City of Westminster is a borough in central London, bordering the City of London to the east. The area is home to some of the city's most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.

London City Airport is an international airport in London. It is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, and is the only airport serving the city of London. The airport has two terminals, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, and handles over 4 million passengers each year. London City Airport is a hub for British Airways and CityJet, and offers direct flights to destinations across Europe and North America.

We as the drone operator are responsible for obtaining all permissions to fly within any restricted airspace in London.

The new London city heliport will be located on the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London. This will be the first ever purpose-built urban heliport in the UK and will have the capacity to handle up to 12,000 helicopter movements a year. 

Restricted areas include Hyde Park (EG R157), City of London (EG R158) and Isle of Dogs (EG R159). Restricted areas are 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 , this can take up to 28 days (often quicker) for approval . Certain areas within central London my also require permission from  the Diplomatic protection corps. 

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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Aerial Filming and Drone Photography London

Not restricted to Industrial Survey work, Global Drone Survey’s diverse skills and experience make us a fantastic choice to work with TV, Film, Corporate and Commercial production companies. We have wide ranging experience working across multiple platforms and genres spanning digital, live event, broadcast and independent productions construction time lapse and proven track record of capturing high quality deliverables and content on deadline and to brief. 


Not limited to simple flyovers, our creative director is a BBC trained cameraman with a huge amount of experience and long list of credits on multiple networks, and can apply his creative eye and understanding of complex production requirements  to any situation whether operating as part of a 2 man team under your producers direction, or independently directing aerial footage subject to your brief. 


This experience also uniquely positions us to offer full service production coverage, providing and managing multiple crews of ground and aerial camera coverage along with location sound recording, and where required, post production capability. 

Our services can also be used to provide unique aerial footage at events both public and private throughout London and the UK. 


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

Drone survey London

UAVs or Drones have been increasingly adopted in a number of asset inspection and survey applications across various industries in recent years. Their use can save time and money while providing improved safety and accuracy compared to traditional methods. 

Drone filming London

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 for your event, company or brand, give us a call and we’d love to chat! 

Aerial photography London

 Drone mapping and photogrammetry have become popular methods for collecting data and creating maps. Drone mapping is a process of using drones to collect data that can be used to create 2D or 3D maps. Photogrammetry is the process of using photographs to measure the properties of an object.

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