Drone Stockpile Measurement

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More Data Points Provide Increased Accuracy

Traditional ground based methods of stockpile measurement require a worker to climb loose material with a prism pole while occupying and recording coordinates. This method can be time consuming and dangerous. Drones remove this hazardous step, while providing more data points in less time. UAV Imaging is authorized to safely conduct commercial drone operations and can provide accurate, timely results for a fraction of the cost. How does it work? A drone flies an automated grid pattern over the stockpile and captures multiple images from elevated angles. These images are combined using software that compares matching points from multiple images and renders a 3D model from which volumetric data can be extracted. There is no faster, safer, or more accurate method for measuring stockpile volumes.

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What is Photogrammetry?

Photogrammetry is the practice of determining geometric properties from photographic images. By capturing the same subject from multiple angles, accurate measurements can be generated. These measurements can generate a point cloud that is used to build 3D models of stockpiles.

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Why Ground Control Points?

Ground control points are visually distinct objects of known measurement that appear in the captured images and are rendered in the 3D model. By physically measuring the distances between the GCPs while on site and comparing those values to those returned by the software, a baseline measurement of known value is established. If that baseline measurement is the same in the 3D model, then we can conclude that the remaining measurements are accurate.

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Interior Barn Measurement Services

UAV Imaging provides stockpile storage enclosure measurements using drones. Our system performs safely and efficiently in almost all indoor environments and can provide the same accurate data as outdoor mapping and stockpile measurement methods. Our professional UAV pilots have logged hundreds of hours conducting some of the most challenging flight missions in the industry. We emphasize safety and precision in every drone operation, so you can be confident that your project is in the right hands.

Interior Barn Measurement Services

Our Company Values

Our mission is to provide the best aerial imaging solution to meet your industry-specific needs. Our process removes many of the logistical problems our clients may face. Our aerial imaging services are a cost-effective, efficient, and safe alternative to traditional methods. We give our clients a birds-eye view through high-quality imaging that delivers results. Our methods give you the tools you need to set your operations apart from the rest.


    The safety of the airspace and individuals close to our operations is our number one priority. We work under the highest safety standards, UAV Imaging is fully compliant with Transport Canada and its regulations on commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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    We are COR certified to reduce injuries and keep employees safe throughout your commercial drone service project. We only hire fully certified, knowledgeable inspectors to complete your job. We are fully insured so you can feel secure throughout your commercial project.
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  • Safety and Compliance EXCELLENCE

    As an ISN Member Contractor, we embody the pinnacle of safety and compliance standards, providing our clients with unparalleled transparency, minimized administrative hassles, and cost-efficient practices, all while championing a legacy of safety excellence.
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    What separates UAV Imaging Inc. is your project is completed by an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® with years of practical experience in defect recognition and reporting. Many companies have personnel that are certified to fly a drone, but are they Certified Professional Inspectors? ®
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