n a recent webinar with Virtuosity, a Bentley Company, Eye-bot discusses the advantages of drone photogrammetry over conventional surveying. Dakota Campbell, Geospatial Analyst at Eye-bot Aerial Solutions presented how Eye-bot successfully generated topographic and CAD deliverables with survey-grade accuracy of an unsafe and inaccessible embankment.
Eye-Bot demonstrates how the use of technology and survey-grade data deliverables provided NewFields, an environmental, engineering, and construction management firm, with the information they needed to calculate approximately seventy-five individual containment volumes. Utilizing Eye-bot’s advanced proprietary acquisition methods and data processing, analysis was performed using millions of data points versus conventional survey methods where only a minimum number of points was collected within each designated area.
At times, conventional field surveys of these unstable slopes are not safe or simply inaccessible due to site conditions. In this case study, we examine how Eye-bot deployed their advanced data acquisition technologies to prepare an existing-condition topographic survey CAD deliverable with survey-grade accuracy of a failed embankment that had these exact characteristics (unsafe, inaccessible).
If you follow Eye-bot’s blog or have been to our site, you know that we focus on providing the very best, multi-dimensional (3D, 4D, moving to 5D), multi-system (photogrammetric, LIDAR) data sets. These can be collected by a drone; data that is verified for use in the many software applications that deliver components of, or a fully functional digital twin for purposes of remotely monitoring and managing large capital assets.
Drones are a great platform, or tool, for collecting large amounts of high-quality data. But there are many ways drone data collection services can collect and package that data from video, photographs, thermography, multispectral maps, and photogrammetry to 3D reality models and point clouds.