Surveys & Viewsheds

The Wright Flyer provides insured Part 107 flight operations for Surveys & Viewsheds

Ladders can be dangerous, roof pitches can be steep, and farmland can stretch almost to the horizon: how can surveys & viewsheds be made easier? The use of drones for inspections, surveys, and viewshed analysis has proven efficient and valuable as aerial technologies advance. The remote pilot remains on terra firma, while the inspector can review the footage live through an HDMI output or uploaded still/video files. Viewshed analysis can be started with Google Earth and confirmed with drones on site, or later in the field office, along with detailed photographs and videos. FLIR (infrared) or LiDAR sensors can be used for select projects as well.

The Wright Flyer is not an LSI (land surveyor intern) nor a PLS (professional land surveyor), and as such, property lines, shading, and/or geometric shapes are not added to delivered images to prevent liability of what can be inferred or interpreted as an approximate (or otherwise) boundary line of an area to be sold. The Wright Flyer is not a licensed professional for surveying and/or engineering purposes/applications; however, The Wright Flyer works with licensed surveying and engineering professionals for surveying, viewshed, and photogrammetry applications. Through partnerships with geodetic advisors and topographic experts from both NOAA and the USGS, it is understood that boundary lines must accurately connect features specified in the actual boundary survey. Such lines are infinitesimally thin and have no width; whereas real estate applications typically prefer much thicker lines—contributing to the potential for misinterpretation or error. The final deliverable from The Wright Flyer will always exclude survey lines, even if there’s an appended disclaimer or release of liability. If desired, the recipient assumes all responsibility for marking, shading, drawing, or otherwise indicating property lines and boundaries.

If you’re looking for commercial drone work for your survey or viewshed project in Grand County, Gilpin County, Boulder County, or Clear Creek County, please contact The Wright Flyer today to get started! Turnaround on most projects—from initial phone call to final deliverables uploaded—averages less than two days.

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