Browsing articles from "March, 2017"
Mar 29, 2017

Aerospec out on location.

Aerospec out on location yesterday at Lockerbie Golf Club, the course is looking good for the time year.

Mar 21, 2017

Aerial Surveys – It Makes Sense.

UAVs are an incredibly versatile technology and the possibilities for their application are virtually limitless. One single low cost UAV survey can deliver raw imagery & a wide range of 2D and 3D data products.

The top 5 benefits of a UAV survey when compared to a traditional land survey

  1. More cost-effective
  2. Better quality data with both topographical data and high-resolution aerial imagery
  3. Site work completed more quickly
  4. Able to access difficult to reach or dangerous locations, reducing exposure to risk of surveyors
  5. No longer necessary to have full ground access to the proposed site

From a single visit to collect data this cannot only produce fantastic imagery but can also use these images to produce information in a wide variety of formats.

It makes sense call us Aerospec for your next survey.


Mar 14, 2017

Aerospec, out on location, todays mission was acquiring NDVI images for inspection for crop vegetation.

Mar 5, 2017

The Rise of Agricultural Drones.

With the vastness of rolling countryside in Dumfries & Galloway, has always provided landowners and farming professionals with a challenge. Monitoring, assessing and maintaining such large areas is always problematic, until the arrival of UAV’s (commonly known as drones) transformed everything.

Crop management

For arable estates, flying a UAV across miles of planting makes sense. Tractors and even quad bikes cause damage and are time-consuming to operate and fuel. Where a farmer needs to assess fertilizer yield, the correct sensors fitted to a drone can check the crop density. This allows for a quick response to ensure that all areas of planting are healthy and progressing ready for harvest.

The technological advances made by UAV’s means that reliance on manual methods or even satellite surveillance is diminishing. UAV’s can fly for longer, lower, and cloud cover is not an issue to getting the required data. With vastly improved image resolution, operators can easily identify unwanted weed growth. This can then be effectively targeted.

Livestock and maintenance

Top-quality video camera capability means stunning detail can be achieved quickly and efficiently. Video can enable livestock managers to make informed decisions about stranded or injured animals. Aerial surveillance is non-intrusive, so information can be gathered with alarming livestock. There are also many security benefits!

UAV’s offer outstanding flexibility, especially where extreme conditions exist. Where flooding occurs, an aerial resource enables continuous monitoring where land-based vehicles would be largely obsolete.