We have a wide range of survey equipment and processing software that enables our Surveyors to produce high quality topographical and subterranean surveys in a wide range of environments.
Our (current) survey equipment comprises:
2 x Geomax Zoom 35 Total Stations
2 x GeoMax Zenith 25 Pro Base and Rover kits (RTK flexible)
2 x Optech ILRIS-3D-ER (enhanced range) LiDAR Scanners
3 x SenseFly eBee drones (one with Trimble VRS RTK Correction on-board)
2 x GeoX8000 octocopter drones with high quality dSLR camera
1 x Quantum-Systems Trinity VTOL drone with a dual high quality camera and IR/Multispectral camera
1 x DGI Matrice quadcopter with swappable dSLR camera / IR camera / 4K video camera
1 x DGI Mavic Pro quadcopter with anti-collision sensors and ideal for close inspection work
In addition, we have hired in equipment as and when the technical challenges of the survey have required (for example GeoSLAM’s Zeb-Revo-RT hand held LiDAR scanner and FARO’s Focus LiDAR Scanner for underground mine surveying).
QuarryDesign fulfil their Institute of Quarrying Centennial Pledge by having all their technical employees as members of the Institution
QuarryDesign fulfil their Institute of Quarrying Centennial Pledge by having all their technical employees as members of the Institution.
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
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,