The UAV / UAS craze is real and its momentum heightens with every conference and news article. The possibility it offers for different professions is becoming a reality with the integration of various software technology offerings. Seeing real time enhancements to various industries is proof that UAVs are having a real-world impact for many sectors, and the engineering and geomatics profession is now seeing a major impact. Especially in the land and energy relates sectors.
WLG’s FAA part 107 licenses allows the company, under the direction of a registered PLS, to harvest this technology. WLG, has always been at the forefront of cutting edge technology, and introduced UAVs in its work processes several years ago. UAVs have now become another technology tool in WLG’s survey engineers toolbox like the Robotic Total Station and GPS.
In addition to obtaining amazing color imagery and producing real-time quantities for mining operations in a matter of minutes, WLG has introduced the use of UAVs in the site development, construction, and utility industry providing real-time analyses, inspections, and planning all at a fraction of what it used to cost and with the added benefit of safety enhancements. WLG has developed techniques and policies using UAVs in its engineering and mapping process. And the use of UAVs in the site planning process, construction inspections and progress documentation, change detection, high-resolution aerial imagery, 3D mapping, and utility and infrastructure inspections and monitoring, has stepped up WLG’s game, which may still just be touching the tip of the iceberg for utilizing this new tool in our profession. UAVs are a “non-destructive” surveying tool and can be operated from a safe distance, which makes obtaining data in or around hazardous areas, environmentally sensitives sites, and unstable terrain safe and economical. UAVs provide new opportunities to enhance processes and deliverables. Whether the project is a small commercial, industrial, residential development or hundreds of miles of lineal pipeline or transmission electric lines, UAVs offer quick and efficient aerial photography to support multiple activities.
All of these technological developments serve to enhance how we collect data and what we can and should expect from these tools as a professional organization. Call us and we will show you how, why, and when to incorporate the use of UAVs with the integration of other tools in your next project and see firsthand WLG’s effectiveness and efficiencies.
The value that we deliver comes from years of experience delivering on a broad range of geospatial and engineering solutions from planning and design through as-builts to completion. All our operators are FAA Part 107 certified and have degrees in geospatial engineering, all supervised by registered PLS. Our aerial solutions team is comprised of these operators and experienced field surveyors who fully understand what the clients are looking for. This sets us apart from many start-up companies and puts us in an elite group of UAV professionals. The sky’s the limit!
- Surveying / Mapping / GIS
- Utilities and Infrastructure Inspections / Monitoring
- Aerial Photogrammetry and Imagery
- Construction Inspection and Progress Documentation
- Agriculture and Farming Services
- Cinematography, Movie, and TV
- Mining and Aggregate Operations
- Law Enforcement, Security, Emergency Response, and Search and Rescue
- Consulting, Education, and Training