Evolving UAS Methods to Collect Imagery and Point Clouds
McKim & Creed’s FAA Section 333 exemption/COA—and our fully licensed and insured pilots and certified operators—enable us to deploy more than 1,200 different airframes into FAA-controlled airspace up to 400 feet above ground.
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) allow safe, accurate, cost-effective data collection in areas that are inaccessible to conventional surveying methods. When compared with manned flights, UAS is less limited by project size, more cost-effective, and less affected by weather conditions, yet unmanned flights achieve the same 5-cm data accuracy.
McKim & Creed has a Section 333 exemption/Universal Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows us to safely and legally deploy more than 1,200 different airframes into FAA-controlled airspace up to 400 feet above ground. This gives our fully licensed and insured pilots and certified UAS operators the flexibility to adopt and operate the latest airframes and sensors to ensure we have the right UAS tool to meet our clients’ specific needs.
Our UAS data collection services are backed by market-leading processing and extraction technologies. These technologies allow for accurate data post-processing and calibration, effective classification and/or feature extraction, and deliverables in almost any format.