Construction and Surveying Industries Seeing Reduced Costs, Increased Productivity by Adopting UAV Technology

Blog Post created by gletham_geojobe on Oct 12, 2017

You know that you're on to something when old time, established industries like construction, land surveying and the like are embracing "new" technology. Here's a look at some of the ways these sectors are benefiting from drone / UAV technology and becoming more efficient and saving time and $ as well.

UAV and aerial mapping forms, like GEO Jobe UAV, have been busy flying jobs for a variety of clients recently, including UAV and aerial mapping for construction projects and new residential/neighborhood developments, College campus sites and school facilities, utility inspection, mines, a marina, and more.

The construction industry, in particular, has been a large and growing sector for our UAV Services group. Many benefits are realized by these clients who are electing to employ UAV data capture technologies and methods. Most notably, UAV data capture is safe and secure, can be flown relatively quickly, and data products are accurate and detailed. In addition to the derivative data products, analysis and reports delivered the clients can also obtain updated orthophotography and digital base maps for future mapping, digital contour map layers, DEM and 3D data products. Some additional benefits of using UAVs for the construction sector include:

  • Photos and imagery for marketing and sales efforts
  • Video and images for project management, in particular, visualizing change detection
  • Project review and assessment
  • More accurate estimating and bidding
  • Safety and due diligence inspection


500 acre subdivision update with water lines capyured by drone

There are a wide variety of uses and advantages for using a UAV for construction-related projects. These are explored in greater detail in this article.