Topographic Modeling

UAVs bring a whole new level to what is possible when capturing data and imagery, opening up a diverse range of mapping & surveying possibilities. The UAV platform can take off almost anywhere, ensuring that only the data that is specifically requested is paid for with minimal data redundancy and enabling a bespoke survey service.

Dynamic UAV is experienced in providing topographical surveys using our UAVs and have worked with some of the US’s top survey and construction companies. As well as topographic surveys one of our most popular products is elevation modelling, which is just one really powerful application of our UAV surveys. Our 3D visualizations are also becoming increasingly popular for purposes such as marketing new and planned developments. The data captured by using a UAV mounted camera can produce 3D models and maps that make a really engaging tool for communicating information about the landscape.


Daily or weekly drone flights help construction firms capture progress across an entire job site. Project teams have a on-demand visual history of the latest excavation and construction progress, and can easily calculate distance, perimeter or volume.

The Dynamic UAV drones provide precise elevation data, contour lines, and fast 3D modeling, as well as data export to engineering and GIS systems like Autodesk.

Construction assets including aggregates, materials, equipment, temporary roads and structures can be easily identified and labeled in Dynamic UAV’s high-definition maps. Stockpile and excavation volumes can be automatically calculated for earthworks projects, and teams can quickly allocate space for new assets and resources.


One of the many uses of UAV drones is that of providing an aerial platform for volumetric and topographical surveys, such as those required by landfills and waste dumps. Conventional methods of monitoring and determining the volume and locations of material coming in, plotting fill elevations and spotting distressed vegetation indicating erosion or high levels of methane gas, requires on-the-ground survey teams who must physically access the areas of study. For safety reasons, it is generally necessary to cease heavy machinery operations during the survey, and often there are areas that are remote, dangerous or difficult to access. However, using an aerial platform such as a UAV drone for landfill and waste dump inspection, monitoring and surveying not only makes the job safer, faster and more efficient for the survey crew, but also permits heavy machinery operations to continue while the survey is being conducted, resulting in additional savings of time and money.

Dynamic UAV provides turnkey solutions for using UAV drones for monitoring, surveying and managing landfills and waste dumps, safer, faster and more economically. Using state-of-the-art technology and methodology, HD video, LiDAR, Infrared and Methane gas detection, providing accurate, detailed, 3-D models, maps and reports containing all the information and data needed to comply with Government regulations and requirements. Comparative studies have proven that using the UAV aerial. UAV drone methodology produces levels of accuracy and resolution no less than equal to, and in the majority of cases, superior to on-the-ground surveys.

Dynamic UAV can provide your company with the security of knowing that your interests have been thoroughly, completely and accurately surveyed. Contact us to see how your company or project can benefit from this new and exciting technology. When you do, ask about receiving an on-site demonstration of how you can more economically than ever obtain the information you need Safer, Faster, and Smarter!

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – singularly referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or, in the common vernacular, drones – are inherently safer, faster, more versatile, less costly, more environmentally friendly and just plain smarter when compared to the typically utilized fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter-based aerial survey, inspection, photography and video platform. To provide our clients with the high-quality information they need and demand, Dynamic UAV sells the most technologically advanced unmanned aircraft systems available today.


Dynamic UAV’s drone system is a complete inventory management solution for aggregates. Customers use Dynamic UAV drones for everything from daily production measurements and spot checks to end of year third-party audits. Instead of spending days walking piles, coordinating with third party surveyors, or paying thousands of dollars for a manned aerial flyover, Dynamic UAVs enable anyone to fly a large site in minutes and have pile measurements that same day.

Accurate measurements of inventory ensure that you never have to write-down thousands of dollars in losses, or reconcile end of quarter discrepancies, and Dynamic UAV enables you to export volume, density, and mass measurements to Excel, or generate an automated inventory management report for auditors that include the volume and cost for every stockpile.


A growing number of mining companies are employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Equipped with digital cameras, such remote-controlled small aircraft generate high-resolution aerial imagery which can be further processed to produce highly precise orthophotos, point clouds and 3D models. Images of Flightplan of UAV Surveyors and engineers can use this data to make statements and forecasts about the development of the mine, document changes as well as calculate volumes of spoil and stockpiles. In mines with both above ground and underground areas, UAVs can provide important information about the state of the above ground area, thus improving the safety of the workers underground.

UAVs can assess hazardous areas by air that conventional equipment cannot reach, thus ensuring staff safety and offering numerous benefits in the mining industry. Which UAV is suitable for which mine depends on the desired result. In general, fixed-wing UAVs are used to map large areas. In contrast, rotary UAVs – multicopters with four to eight rotors – have shorter flight times, but can provide more accurate data. Rotary UAVs are also able to hover on the spot and thus perform inspection tasks.

Furthermore, they do not need a runway as they rise vertically into the air. Hence, rotary UAVs are also suitable for the inspection of large, otherwise difficult-to-access devices and their components, such as the masts of draglines. Rotary UAVs can be deployed quickly and usually require minimal human resources – all that is needed for a survey flight is a pilot.

A UAV generates data of areas within a matter of minutes or hours, whereas several surveyors using conventional methods would need days or weeks and even then only be able to determine certain parameters. The UAV-generated data is comprehensive and can be processed in many ways. It can also be used later on for finding different measurements.


There are several reasons why land surveyors are increasingly adding drones to their portfolio of instruments.

Firstly, using a drone can vastly reduce the time spent collecting accurate data. By acquiring raster data from the sky – in the form of geo-referenced digital aerial images, with resolutions as sharp as 1.5 cm (0.6 in) per pixel – you can gather millions of data points in one short flight.

More time still can be saved by using a survey-grade drone such as the Indago II. Such GNSS/RTK receiver systems are effectively flying rovers, capable of receiving data corrections streamed from a base station or via VRS to achieve absolute X, Y, Z accuracy of down to 3 cm (1.2 in) – without needing Ground Control Points.

With collection made so simple, you can focus your energy on using and analyzing data, rather than working out how to gather it.

With such a large increase in the amount of physical data being collected, this does mean an increase in office time spent processing and utilizing this data. However this expansion is cancelled out many times over by the huge time savings a drone produces out in the field. Many of Dynamic UAV’s surveying customers say, for example, that large jobs that once took weeks can now be completed in just a few days, and that a week’s worth of traditional data collection is now achieved in just one day.

Last but not least, less time spent on the ground means staff safety is improved by minimizing risk to surveying teams when measuring sites such as mines, unstable slopes and transport routes. Simply choose take-off and landing locations that are out of harm’s way.