If you want to develop a significant parcel of land, you need to figure out all the problems and establish its potential as soon as possible. In order to do so, you will need to engage the services of a land surveyor, but they may have to use the latest technology in order to provide you with the best information. What is this type of approach, and why is it by far the best solution today?
Dealing With Harsh Terrain
Often, a parcel of land is spread over rough terrain and might be completely undeveloped. You will, of course, need to clear away any extensive brush, scrub or trees, but until then, you will still need to accurately determine the layout of the land so that you can work out how to proceed. In the past, this would present a challenge to a land surveyor. After all, they would need to complete a painstaking, ground-level survey while dealing with all of that inaccessibility. They may well have been able to complete the work, but it would have taken a great deal of time and associated expense.
Low Altitude Survey
Today, however, surveyors can take advantage of drone technology. These drones are allowed to fly at low altitude and are highly manoeuvrable, so they can survey the land with ease and with much greater precision.
When fitted with high-resolution cameras, these specially configured drones can create a patchwork of individual images that can be stitched together using sophisticated software. It is possible to create three-dimensional models of areas where no data was previously available, and the surveyor can then produce maps with high accuracy for future use.
The drones will be fitted with sensors, and this will enable each photograph to be accurately tagged. They can take a variety of different photographs of the same terrain from different angles and record the coordinates at the same time. When all of this data is fed back into the software program, you will be presented with a comprehensive map that can be used to make crucial decisions about the future of the project.
This type of approach is many times faster than a land-based operation, and this will be reflected in the overall cost. Crucially, and in this case, you will be able to access what would otherwise have been inaccessible land and will, therefore, have a much larger amount of information than you otherwise would.
Talk through this approach with a land surveyor so that you can take advantage of this cutting-edge technology.