Month: July 2018

A UAV survey to assist with a planning application

A topographical survey of a farm was acquired using a UAV and the results were submitted in support of a planning application. The topographical survey shown below was produced from a photogrammetrically derived point cloud obtained by Land and Minerals Consulting Limited’s GeoX8000 Octocopter UAS (unmanned aerial system).  L&MCL has the requisite “permit to undertake …

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3D Visualisation of a quarry site restoration

A 3D visualisation to show the restoration of a quarry site was created for a planning application.  The photograph shows the same view following extraction of the mineral and subsequent restoration. These two images show how accurate quarry designs can be when good quality data is available at the start of the project (i.e. topographical survey, …

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Whitman’s Hill 3D Flyover

The three images below were created for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust and a video ‘flythrough’ can be seen on their website. We have successfully converted several of these fly-throughs to DVD format that have then been submitted in support of planning applications.

Low-Cost Long Range Mapping

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are providing simple, low-cost methods for collecting detailed data and high-resolution photography that allows for enhanced geological mapping.  . Adrian Charter’s article appeared in the December 2014 issue of Mineral Planning. Download publication

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