If you need to survey an area of land for development, crop or vegetation monitoring, land condition assessment or any other spatial or mapping study – you can save considerable time, money & resources with Fera’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services.
Whether you need to survey land to monitor crop health or yields, identify tree species, assess vegetation cover, or map large sites to determine ground conditions and resource availability, our Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) scientists can use cutting-edge UAV and sensor technology to supply all the imagery and analysis you need.
Our UAVs can be deployed to capture bespoke aerial imagery over agricultural, forestry, quarrying, open mining and construction environments. Our UAV service goes far beyond simply supplying you with imagery. We offer enhanced tools to help you capture, quantify and understand your survey area, while our expertise in photogrammetry, image processing and image/GIS analysis, enables us to tailor our service to provide exactly the data you need.
Your data can be shared with you in a way that allows you to extract maximum value from it. We can provide the raw data, hard or soft copy maps highlighting output information, 3D models and fly-throughs, or produce raster or vector GIS files. We can also present the imagery data in bespoke web applications that allow you to log in and interact directly with the information.Our services
Fera has been granted Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This allows Fera to fly UAVs for imagery collection in line with CAA regulations. All of our surveys are undertaken by fully qualified UAV pilots who are also skilled in both Remote Sensing and GIS.
Before conducting any flight, the Fera UAV team will:
We operate both fixed-wing and rotary UAVs which means we can fly different UAV depending on the customer requirement.
We have a number of different sensor options that can be fitted to our UAVs allowing us to capture the imagery you need.
Crop or tree inspections can be targeted, saving time and money over walking a field or woodland
Between 2.5cm to 5cm depending on the flight height. This high resolution is ideal for identifying features on the ground.
Fera scientists use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and geographic analysis to visualise, analyse and interpret data in a spatial manner to help governments, policymakers and planners understand relationships, patterns and trends.
Fera spatial services include:
Fera’s remote sensing team has a proven track record of working with remotely sensed data from a range of satellite sensors, combined with imagery collected by our own fixed-wing and rotary UAVs. These remote sensing capabilities offer essential services for a range of applications, including:
Using photogrammetry we can capture ground height elevation, enabling us to produce accurate 3D as well as 2D mapping.
Using surface height data we are able to create detailed 3D models and fly-throughs.
Ensures the UAV captures all the required imagery data over the site in the most efficient way.
Enables us to fly the same area repeatedly to monitor changes over time.
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