Thoroughbred’s Civil Design and Surveying Group is proud to announce the addition of unmanned (drone) aerial photogrammetric Surveying and Imagery to our service line.

Our staff of Licensed Professional Surveyors and FAA Remote Pilots In Command provide you with confidence our unmanned aerial imagery meets State and Code requirements of your next project.  We can provide imagery in the form of Video and Photography along with Photogrammetry Surveying efforts to generate highly accurate topographic mapping and 3D Modeling.

3D Modeling | 3D models are a great way to visualize your area of interest.  Once flight has occurred, 3D modeling can then be used to extract contour maps, survey-grade orthomosaics, site plans or an accurate 3D model imported into your preferred modeling software that you can use as a base for your concept models, renderings, 3D printing and countless other applications.

Imagery (Video & Photographs) | Our 4K quality video and 20 megapixel photos at heights of up to 400 feet can help document your next project for construction activities, sell of assets, inspections, usage & more.

Photogrammetry | Mapping generated using photogrammetry provides a cost-effective method of establishing an accurate digital base for such things as urban planning, landslides monitoring, terrain analysis, agricultural production and forest management. Photogrammetry can be used for landfill or pit monitoring, or determining proposed locations for utilities, such as pipelines and transmission lines.

Topographic Mapping | Topographic maps are detailed, accurate graphic representations of features that appear on the Earth’s surface. These features include roads, buildings, urban development, railways, hydrography, relief, vegetation, etc.

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Infrared Observation | Infrared Inspection is a proven, non-destructive technology for early detection of impending failures of masonry, structural steel, concrete, electrical and mechanical systems. Proactive infrared inspection has the potential to reduce risk, increase operational safety, and bolster production efficiency.

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Inspection | On-going or existing projects can benefit from our abilities to observe conditions in a safe and cost effective approach.  Imagery can be documented on bridges, roofs, structural steel, masonry and more…

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Drone Specifications

Satellite Positioning | GPS/GLONASS
Velocity | 31 MPH with Hover Capability
Vision System | 3-D
Obstacle Sensory Capable | Yes
Operating Environment | Lux > 15
Lens | FOV 84° 8.8 mm/24 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 – f/11 auto focus at 1 m – ∞
ISO Range | 100 – 3200 Auto Video and Photo
Mechanical Shutter Speed | 8 – 1/2000 s
Electronic Shutter Speed | 8 – 1/8000 s
PIV Image Size | 4096 x 2160 Max
Photo Type | JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG
Video Type | MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264; HEVC/H.265)