SCS Engineers’ drones, flying with a variety of cameras and technology, are especially useful for recovering the positions of surface points quickly and efficiently, and they provide much more. Orthomosaic maps, for example, help operators or responders understand a specific situation they’ll be facing and prepare themselves accordingly. Detailed elevation models developed using digital surface model (DSM) and digital terrain models (DTM) illustrate elevations of the top of reflective surfaces accurately, such as facilities, infrastructure, landfills, and vegetation. These high-quality maps are practical for scientific, compliance, and commercial purposes such as water and liquids management modeling, O&M, troubleshooting, and due diligence support.
SCS’s fleet of drones also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are operated by SCS federally licensed pilots. The combination of our technologies mounted on a drone produces photogrammetric and aerial photographic imagery offering site owners and operators the ability to take measurements from photographs. The benefits of drones are:
Real-time and more accurate air samples help determine and measure methane or greenhouse gas emissions
Digital surface modeling (DSM) depicts elevations of reflective surfaces, such as facilities, infrastructure, landfill, and vegetation
High-quality orthomosaic maps, digital terrain models (DTM), and waste volumetrics provide valuable information for owners, managers, engineers, and operators
Surveys and inspections are much faster than when using a land vehicle
Labor costs can be lower, especially when regular site inspections are required over large and hard to navigate areas
Using drones instead of human labor is safer on dangerous or difficult to navigate sites.