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Drone Data Collection Software

Drone data collection software makes construction surveying—and the data processing that follows—fast, accurate, and simple.

Drone data
collection — fast, accurate, simple

Drone technology is literally changing the landscape of earthwork.

Propeller has paired the best in drone data collection software and hardware to create a reliable, fully integrated solution for surveying your worksite—minus the hassle, risk, and complication of traditional workflows.

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Drones collect detailed information on worksites from thousands of 2D aerial photos. Onboard GPS units, combined with the reliability of post-processed data, deliver spatial accuracy up to 1/10 foot (3 cm).

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No need for complex surveying equipment or manual ground control. Simply place a single AeroPoint (Propeller’s “smart” ground control point) on-site, and Propeller takes care of the rest.

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With Propeller’s streamlined PPK processing solution, drone data uploads to the Propeller Platform automatically. Within hours, you’ll have an easy-to-share 3D site model that provides accurate stockpile measurements, road-grade checks, design conformance checks, and volumetrics.

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Drone data collection provides the consistent results and the confidence you need to map, measure, and manage your worksite

How it works

Drones have made it possible to capture data more accurately and in less time than ever before.

How are drones used for survey data collection?

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), meaning a human pilot operates them while they’re firmly on the ground. In construction, aggregates, mining, waste management, and other forms of earthwork, drones have become a vital tool for capturing image data efficiently and safely. Using the science of photogrammetry, geotagged images are converted to highly accurate 3D maps of a worksite, useful in tracking and measuring every stage of a project.

The advantages of data collection with drones

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Competitive edge
Drones are small, lightweight, and easy to operate with a Part 107 license. They can fly over areas that are difficult and even dangerous to survey on foot with a base and rover. With the Propeller Platform, the data collected is accessible too, and easily shared with anyone who needs it.
No need to survey an unstable or busy worksite on foot. Simply fly your drone over any terrain, and use the uploaded image data to create a 3D model accurate to 1/10 foot.
Survey sites as often as needed, since it only takes a few minutes to fly. Logistical requirements (and time cost) of traditional surveying made frequent surveys a distant dream, but drones make regular surveys simple, giving everyone a shared vision of what the site looks like in real time.
Stay ahead of the curve by adopting drone technology before your competitors do. You’ll have better, more accurate data during the bid process, giving you a reputation for accuracy and reliability. Drones are the future state of surveying—stay on the leading edge.