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Drone Photogrammetry and 3D Mapping

Make a digital twin of an asset, so everyone at the office can access it.

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Digitise Anything in the Real-World

A 3D model of your asset allows your whole team to study, whenever and wherever they choose. No more transportation of people to and from the site, saving you both time and money.

Using cutting-edge drone photogrammetry and 3D modelling technology, we'll provide you with a high-resolution and photorealistic replica of your asset. Following your specifications, Engineers With Drones will create a digital version of your infrastructure, site, object or landscape that's tailor-made for you.

What can 3D mapping detect?

Delamination

Find delamination in concrete structures with little to no downtime. Quick, reliable and cost-effective.

Haul Road Issues

Discover potential and current defects on haul roads and access routes caused by vehicle and machinery traffic.

Cut/fill Discrepancies

Monitor earthwork changes over time for a fast and cost-effective way to avoid any discrepancies.

Water drainage

Combined with thermal imaging, easily pinpoint any areas of water drainage and damage.

Erosion/corrosion issues

Easily locate and isolate any areas of your asset that have been affected by erosion or corrosion.

Insulation coverage

Combined with thermal imaging, easily locate cold spots or poor insulation coverage.

Why choose 3D mapping with a drone?

Detect hidden problems

We use cutting-edge technologies to detect problems that would otherwise be invisible. These include ultra-HD photography/video, LiDAR and thermal imaging.

Hard-to-reach spaces

Drones aren't just for flying up in the sky. Our specialist drones can fly into confined spaces like chimneys and boilers to look for issues that would otherwise be inaccessible.

No downtime

Downtime is expensive and inconvenient. Using a drone, our engineers can conduct a thorough survey with little to no downtime.

No risk to your assets

Our equipment won't touch or even go close to your assets. Our high-resolution cameras use optical zoom to give extreme close-up views while staying a safe distance away.

Quick turnaround

We understand that you need answers fast. We can deliver a plain-English report with clear-cut conclusions in days. Then, you can take the steps you need to and get back to doing what you do best.

Rapid response

Need us there in a hurry? No problem. Let us know what you need, and we can be there on the same day. After all, sometimes the problem just won't wait.

Real-time consulting

Sometimes the brief can change even in real-time. If need be, you can be stood there right next to the drone operator, directing them as the situation develops.

Safety

The safety of your personnel and our own is paramount, and we place it at the forefront of our company culture. Ask us about our HSSE systems and practices.

We use 3D mapping for these services

3D mapping is incredibly versatile, and we use it in various types of inspections serving multiple industries.

A UAV performing a drone bridge inspection on an old stone road bridge

Bridge Inspections

Safer, more cost-efficient, with less downtime

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A UAV performing a drone building inspection

Building Inspections

Clearer, faster results without the risks

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A DJI inspection drone inspecting the wall of a coastal pier

Coastal Infrastructure

Monitor coastal assets safely and with more precision

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An image of a construction site taken by a drone performing drones services for construction.

Construction Services

Instant, actionable data with no downtime

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A drone performing a wind turbine inspection

Energy Inspections

Inspect and maintain energy assets without risk or downtime

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An aerial image of an oil refinery taken with a drone conducting a flare stack inspection

Flare Inspections

Safer and more cost-efficient flare (oil and gas) inspections

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A photo of an agricultural field taken with a drone

Forestry and Agricultural

Faster, cheaper and more accurate analysis of land

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An old round martello tower building taken with a drone

Historical Buildings

Analyse historical buildings without risk to people or property

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A photo of a load of industrial chimneys taken with a drone

Industrial Chimneys

Actionable data from a safe distance, with less downtime

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A photo of industrial infrastructure taken with a drone during an inspection

Industrial Inspections

Keep production running while collecting instant critical data

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An image of a damaged building taken by a drone performing drones services for insurance.

Insurance Services

Record and document reliable visuals without safety concerns

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A view of the landscape taken by a drone on a survey

Landscape Inspections

Endless perspectives, without manned aircrafts or structures

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A photo of a cell phone tower taken with a drone

Line of Sight Surveys

Reduced risk, damage to towers and delays

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A photo of a quarry taken with a drone

Mines, Quarry and Landfill

Monitor status and progress without downtime

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A photo of an oil refinery taken with a drone during an inspection

Oil & Gas Inspections

Fast, actionable data without the risks of traditional inspections

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A close-up photo of an electrical pylon taken during a drone inspection

Power Grid Inspections

Instantly usable data via a safer and more cost-effective process

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A photo of a railway tracks and a bridge taken with a drone

Rail Inspections

Eliminates downtime and safety concerns, at a fraction of the cost

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A house next to a river taken by a drone performing drone real estate services

Real Estate Drone Services

Add "Wow Factor" to residential and commercial property listings

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A photo of a river taken with a drone during an inspection

Rivers and Waterways

Safer, more precise data collection at a fraction of the cost

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A drone performing a roof inspection

Roof Inspections

Accurate, safe and instantly actionable data collection

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A photo taken by a drone of rooftop solar panels during an inspection

Rooftop Solar Inspections

Ensure solar panel efficiency from precise data collection

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A photo of a ship being inspected by a drone

Ships and Marine

Safe, precise and instant reports on vessels and infrastructure

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Solar panels being inspected by a drone

Solar Farms

Get actionable data on quality and operational health

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An image of a storm-damaged building and roof taken by a drone during a storm damage inspection.

Storm Damage

Assess damage quickly and with pinpoint accuracy

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A photo of a storage tank being inspected by a drone

Tanks, Silos and Vessel Inspections

Get fast, usable data from a safe distance

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A telecommunications tower being inspected by a drone

Telecommunications

Get critical data on cell and telecommunication infrastructure

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A drone performing an inspection of a communications tower

Tower Inspections

Instantly view complex structures, keeping risks to a minimum

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A photo of a water tower taken by a drone during an inspection

Water Tower Inspections

Critical, pinpoint details with none of the risk

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A drone inspecting a wind turbine in ireland

Wind Turbine Inspections

A more cost- and time-effective way to receive critical data

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How does it work?

Reach out and tell us your idea

We take emails, phone calls, messages, everything! If you are unsure of what's possible we are happy to advise, the most important thing is to get in touch. We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Start at the end

With drones, it's best to begin where you want to end up. What sort of deliverable would you like when it's all finished? If you are not sure then we can advise. We can look at what you would like and work backwards from there.

Scope of work and set a price

Once we have agreed on what is to be done, the scope of work is set and a price is agreed upon. We feel it is vital that everyone knows what they are getting and what they are paying for it. There should be no confusion.

Permits and other paperwork

Once we have confirmation you are happy to proceed, we start the ball rolling. We organise things like RAMS, site permits, Air Traffic Control clearance and much more. Basically, we generate everything needed to turn up on-site with all our ducks in a row.

Field Operations

Next, we do the work on site. We have the gear, we have the know-how, so now it's time to get the job done. This can sometimes be affected by the weather, but for the most part, we get the job done on the date specified.

Post Processing

This is where we take what we generated in the field and turn it into a final deliverable for you. This can be anything from the raw data itself, to fully processed Orthophotos, condition reports, CAD line work or thermal imagery.

Handover

The final step is the handover of the deliverables. We tend to use a cloud-based service, so you can access your data anywhere. We can also tie into your existing systems if that is more convenient.

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What technology do we use for 3D mapping?

We purchase the latest drones as they come on the market to ensure you are getting the highest quality service from us at all times. Here is a quick look at what we would be most likely to use for a typical 3D mapping inspection.

Our equipment
DJI MatriceM300 RTK M300 RTK by DJI

Our flagship drone: The M300 RTK by DJI is the premier enterprise-level inspection drone on the market. With a flight time of up to 55 minutes, lots of built-in redundancy, and a host of payloads to choose from, this is our go-to UAV for inspection work. When coupled with the Zenmuse H20T camera, it is capable of safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.

  • Drone
  • Camera
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Ultra HD
  • Long range
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Our equipment
DJIPhantom 4 Pro Phantom 4 Pro by DJI

The workhorse of the drone industry. Widely considered to be one of the best drones ever made, the P4P comes alive when coupled with a 20mp camera. If high-quality photos and videos are what you need, this is the drone for you.

  • Drone
  • Camera
  • 4K Video
  • High-resolution
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Our equipment
DJIZenmuse P1 Zenmuse P1 by DJI

Combined with our flagship drone platform DJI M300 RTK, the DJI Zenmuse P1 camera enables photogrammetry and 3D modelling of the highest standard. There are also interchangeable fixed-focus lenses, on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal, that provide robust versatility to help create stunning 2D, 3D detailed models.

  • Camera
  • Mechanical Shutter
  • 4K video
  • Stabilisation gimbal
  • High-resolution
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Are you IAA Certified?

Engineers With Drones is the first company in Ireland to hold the new EASA Specific Category authorisation. We are authorised by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations in both urban and rural environments. Total transparency: our Specific Category Authorisation Number is IRL.UAS.AUTH1002.

What about insurance?

All of our operations are insured in the EU and globally. We hold €6.5m public and product liability, €13m employer's liability and €1.3m professional indemnity (base level, coverage raised as required).

Why use engineers?

We are more than just drone pilots. If you're looking for overhead footage of your wedding reception, we're probably not right for you. Our backgrounds and our primary qualifications are in engineering, and it's here that we think we add the most value. We know what we're looking for, and we know how to find it. If you have a technical engineering problem that a drone can solve, we can understand you. Tell us what you need to see or find out, and our engineers will use their drone piloting skills to make it happen.

Are you based in Ireland?

Yes. We're a local Irish company, and that's how we can respond so quickly to the needs of our Irish clients. We can be with you in next to no time, with the right equipment and certifications to operate them, whatever your location.