This baseball field had a ridge down center field and a steep fall away to the left and right field corners. Drone mapping quickly produced this detailed contour map and gridded grading plan.
Our cut and fill estimates were further adjusted by the contractor for swell and compaction factors for the soils in his cost proposal.
The client needed to know how much coal ash had built up over the decades at a plant that no longer used coal for steam generation. Heavy vegetation made parts of it difficult for land surveying. Drone mapping determined that this stockpile would need over 9000 dumptruck loads to move it. Check out the SUV for scale
The Project Manager needed to know how well the finished project meet the architect's drawings for this public sorting center for the county landfill. About 200 nadir (straight down) photos were stitched into an orthomosaic from which the site dimensions and contours were overlaid on the architect drawing.
Click the blue arrowhead below to collapse the information panel, and use the +/- control to zoom into the site. Click/drag the image back to the left as you zoom to center the construction site in your view. Notice that you can zoom in tight enough to count the concrete block in the foundation wall where it isn't covered with plastic sheet.
This orthomosaic map is one of the lower cost and more useful examples of drone mapping. It can be used for stockpile and cut/fill calculations, length, height and volume measures, safety inspection and documentation, field notes for follow up, team coordination and planning, and much more. All from a desktop or iPad for walkaround sharing.