Tips On Drone Survey Dubai

Drones survey Dubai is being utilised in many fields. It is a technological advancement that has changed the entire outlook of the world. This article provides information about the benefits and all you need to know on drone surveying.

A few of the services we provide include surveying, mapping, surveillance, and AI-based drone survey data analysis and processing, and we are well-versed in drone technology in market trends.

The production of precise centimeter-level topographic maps using GIS Drones is ongoing at any given time. In addition, our clients receive their deliverables faster, enabling them to make timely decisions about their projects, thanks to our fleet of high-end surveying drones and a crew of qualified pilots with experience.

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Drones VS Traditional Surveying Methods

Aerial surveying with drones is divided into two primary considerations: the platform and the sensor:

  • The platform – Can be multi-rotor or fixed-wing, with a VTOL system as an option.
  • The sensor– Can be RGB, multispectral, lidar, or thermal, with some configurations allowing for the simultaneous use of two sensors.

Further, drone surveying can generate orthophotos, DTMs, contours, high-resolution RGB or thermal inspection pictures, and 3D point clouds.

Traditional survey techniques have a lengthy history. But several methods, in particular, are well-liked and widespread. Let’s examine the three conventional survey techniques that are widely used before we can comprehend how UAVs work in surveying:


provides a platform for up-close inspection of the object or location. The surveyors are able to use these platforms repeatedly. Scaffolding has advantages, but there are significant worker safety problems. Someone working at a height may drop tools or pieces of equipment accidentally. Any machinery that malfunctions are hazardous.

Rope Access Inspection

While safer than scaffolding, rope access inspection is only partially secure. An IRATA-certified rope access technician does it. No matter how experienced, there is always a chance of dropping something or making a small error. And during rope access inspection, these errors pose a severe risk to human life.

Inspection Through MEWP

You can hire MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) to do inspections. They may provide easy access to constricted portions of a site. However, MEWP is only suitable for some types of setups. Additionally, only some firms can afford it because of its cost. Although this approach is comparatively safer than the others, it is still possible for mistakes to be made, for things to fall, or for machinery to break down.

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What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Each Method?

With some trade-offs, both survey methodologies have significant advantages. It is up to you, the skilled surveyor, to determine the optimal option while considering the data quality and company targets.

Benefits of Drone Surveying

  • Results with good accuracy, although better than those from complete stations.
  • Quick data collection
  • Multispectral and thermal surveys
  • Longer visibility
  • Contactless data collecting hence reducing  hazardous risks
  • Wide coverage
  • Orthophoto and 3D point clouds are supplied as standard outputs of procedures using images.

Benefits of  Over Traditional Land Surveying

  • Operations may be delayed by the few “permissions” needed.
  • More covert and less divisive than drones for residences close to the site
  • Independent of the state of the weather 
  • Before office processing, topographic linework has already been “drawn.”
  • More consistent and repeatable accuracy

Best Drones For Surveying

DJI Inspire 2

The DJI Inspire 2 builds upon everything advantageous about Inspire 1. It possesses unprecedented speed and agility for an aircraft this size, going from 0 to 50 mph (80 kph) in about 5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 58 mph (94 kph), and having a maximum fall speed of 9 m/s. With an X4S, a twin battery system increases the flight time to a maximum of 27 minutes, and self-heating technology enables it to take off even in cold weather.

DJI Phantom 4 RTK

The Phantom 4 RTK now features a new RTK module that offers centimeter-level location data in real-time for increased absolute precision in image metadata. Phantom 4 RTK preserves Post Processed Kinematics (PPK) satellite observation data. This can be done by utilising DJI Cloud PPK Service* and maximising flight safety and accurate data collection.


The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 camera drone has a 1-inch 20MP CMOS sensor, a mechanical shutter that prevents rolling shutter distortion, and a 3-axis, motorised gimbal. In addition, there is a smartphone holder on the standard controller. 

To operate your drone, you must download the DJI GO 4 App to your phone. In regard to flying capabilities, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is one of the best in the market. OcuSync 2.0 enables automatic frequency switching, 1080p livestreaming, and an 8 km transmission range with a top flying speed of 72 kph.

DJI Mavic Air 2

The Mavic Air 2 camera drone pushes the boundaries of portability and power. For amazing images, it combines a strong camera with clever shooting settings. Utilize a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor to take stunning 48MP photos and a 3-axis gimbal to capture 4K/60fps video.

High-performance Quad Bayer image sensors are the key to producing amazing HDR video. OcuSync 2.0 can give a live stream in 1080p FHD resolution directly from the drone’s camera and has a video transmission range of up to 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

SenseFly EBEE X + SenseFly S.O.D.A.

To top our list is the sense Fly S.O.D.A. 1-inch 20MP sensor with the senseFly eBee X with RTK/PPK Activation. The data quality is outstanding, with high-quality, swappable payloads. The primary drawbacks are the cost and incapacity to fly at low altitudes or in confined spaces; fixed-wing aircraft simply cannot fly slowly and low. 

Using a fixed-wing aircraft will save a lot of time if a specific site is more than 50 acres, and the senseFly eBee X is the best fixed-wing aircraft available in the market.


For many reasons, drones are increasingly essential in the surveying sector. Based on the time, surveying investigations determine the separation and location of two points in a 3D OR 2-dimensional space. This information informs crucial decisions on property border delineation, infrastructure upkeep, and planning development sites.

If you are looking for a reliable provider of drone surveying services in Dubai, then GIS Drones company is the best possible option available. We have a team of drone experts that can help you with your projects. Contact us today for more details.


To safeguard people’s privacy, federal and local authorities forbid flying drones over residential areas. You need a no-objection certificate from DCAA to fly a drone in Dubai.

Several desktop deployment providers allow a drone mapping program to be upgraded.  This software enables the offline conversion of drone photos into 2D and 3D models. While still in the field, georeferenced maps can be produced quickly.

Drone maps can have horizontal and vertical accuracy of about 2-3 cm and 6–8 cm, respectively. This is made possible using high-quality drone equipment, careful flight planning, commercial-grade GPS ground control points, and commercial-grade processing software.

Drone mapping, also known as aerial surveying, captures photos from the air and digitally “stitching” them together to create a 3D map of a construction site.

Drone 3D mapping refers to drone imagery obtained using laser scanning, aerial photogrammetry methods, and photogrammetry software that offers a realistic depiction of a site.