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Benefits of using photogrammetry in road mapping

Technology drivers such as drones and photogrammetry software in the geospatial industry are creating the wind of change. Drone-mapping enables organizations to tackle operational challenges – allowing them to perform digital asset databases.

In this webinar we will show you exactly how easy it is to map a 10 kilometers of road with the help of a drone and our 3Dsurvey software. We’ll be providing all the necessary steps, from capturing the data using DJI Phantom RTK drone, to creating your first road map with 3Dsurvey. 

Marko will show you what is important for safe data capture in the field (flying within line-of-sight, start from the highest point, inspect the route before the flight so you don’t hit trees, power line cables or phone transmission antennas. …). He will show you how to plan flight missions (entire workflow for the linear mission in the DJI RTK application) and how to properly set up the camera for best results. Marko will also describe why it makes sense to divide the whole project into pieces and map 1km with one battery.

In the second part of the webinar, Marko will show you the workflow of processing the captured data in 3Dsurvey with end results (orthophoto and point cloud). He will go thru purpose of the project, how much time he saved, what problems he solved, what were the main benefits, …

Drone mapping can provide project data back in a day that could take a land surveyor more time and money using traditional methods. It’s a safer, faster, and more efficient opportunity for construction companies working on road mapping projects. Our aim is to empower you with all the knowledge and skills needed to be able to create your own accurate road mapping at a fraction of the price. 


Meet your host – Marko

  • 11+ years of surveying experience
  • 1000+ processed 3Dsurveying projects
  • 5+ years of dedicated customer and technical support

Marko has been with us here at 3Dsurvey from the very beginning. He is one of our most experienced, hardworking and beloved product managers.

Having started his career as a traditional surveyor, he quickly mastered all the classic techniques, such as working with topo maps, survey plans, cadastral measurements, volume calculations …

But that wasn’t enough …

It’s not really about working hard, is it? As soon as you get a little familiar with the business side of things, you figure out that it’s really more about producing meaningful results …

That’s kind of how he found himself in the middle of two very different sides of the same coin.

And he had no trouble with the surveying aspect of the job. He always loved that part. No matter the workload, terrain type and difficulty, he always gave his 110%.

Satisfying the business side of it all, however, was a completely different story.

Fulfilling quotas, meeting deadlines, and just generally making sure to deliver on what was asked of him … all that suddenly turned into his number one priority, which soon also became his number one nightmare.

It just stopped being fun. I was spending more and more time in the field, and with project corrections, and reports. And it all started to feel like a lost cause, because we simply weren’t completing enough projects …

We were all dealing with those same issues. Business is hard. And most of our surveying colleagues agreed with the sentiment. Something had to change. And luckily it did.
We discovered modern drone photogrammetry, and never really looked back. We even went a little further and crafted our own take on what modern surveying should be. Made by surveyors for surveyors …

Marko has since completed over 300 aerial mapping and image processing projects for our end customers, and processed more than 1000 3Dsurveying projects overall.

And somewhere along the way he also discovered his favourite part of the job … in helping his fellow surveyors.

I mean, when we’re out in the field, we’re all basically in the same mud, right? We’re all dealing with the same challenges. So, the more I learned about all the better ways of surveying, the more I felt the need to share that knowledge. And here we are.