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Drone Applications

SynTerra takes projects to new heights with data from humanly inaccessible places.

Drones are valuable tools for inspection, surveying, and mapping. The unmanned devices enable safer, more cost-effective means of collecting imagery from hard-to-reach and previously inaccessible places. SynTerra uses drones to support project goals, enhance work products, improve results, and reduce risk while maintaining or reducing project costs.

With drones, it’s easier and safer to inspect elevated structures such as rooftops and towers, confined spaces such as tanks and tunnels, and large areas such as quarries, landfills, and wastewater systems. SynTerra uses drones to collect data for survey-grade maps and 3D models that support civil engineering projects. And it all can be done in hours on-site instead of days. 

Drone Services

  • Accessing difficult-to-reach areas (e.g., towers/antenna, stacks, roofs, conveyors, piping racks, riverbanks)
  • Accessing confined spaces (e.g., tanks, vessels, utility corridors)
  • Covering large acreage or features (e.g., storage yards, mine/borrow pits, wastewater systems, dams and dikes, pipelines)
  • Construction site progress monitoring
  • High-resolution images and video
  • Thermal imaging
  • Orthoimagery (e.g., georeferenced aerial photography)
  • GIS integration
  • Facility overviews to support orientation and training requirements
  • Topographic surveys (link to surveying page)
  • Civil site design services
Other benefits
  • Small and lightweight equipment 
  • Easy setup and programming of flights 
  • High-resolution images, video, and survey data 
  • Lower risk/improved safety
  • Competitive pricing when compared with traditional approaches 
  • Reduced site time 
  • Self- or hand-launched equipment 
Surveying and mapping solutions
  • Topographic mapping to support civil engineering projects 
  • Volumetric surveys/estimates for inventory tracking, agency reporting, and planning (landfill volume and life projection; material quantity estimates for chip, bark, log, coal piles, etc; pit progress reporting and overburden estimates; and more) 
  • Thermal mapping for energy efficiency evaluation, wastewater treatment assessment, wildlife studies, habitat identification, etc.
  • High-resolution data – when tied into differential GPS (RTK or PPK), accuracy is down to inches and a dense point cloud is collected for use in generating 3D models, topographic maps, etc