Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) | Drone Surveying & Engineering

Drone Surveying & Data Collection

PBS now offers Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services for aerial data collection and photogrammetric processing. By using drone technology, our engineers and surveyors can supplement traditional data collection methods by analyzing, mapping, and distributing data with increased value and efficiency.

Aerial Imagery

Access views and angles beyond the limitations of ground-level photography.


Geo-referenced aerial maps for planimetrics.

Surfaces & Contours

Generate contour lines and surface meshes.

3D Modeling

Digital and physical 3D models for visualization.


High resolution (4K) video from new heights.

Virtual Inspections

Reduce the risk of inspections in difficult-access areas.

Benefits of UAS

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) photo

  • Efficiency – Whether you’re conducting a 600-acre topographic survey or inspecting 100 miles of powerlines, drones can cover more ground in less time without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Cost – Traditional means of gathering aerial data (manned aircraft) are typically cost-prohibitive. With PBS UAS, even small projects can benefit from aerial mapping.
  • Safety – Navigating aggregate stockpiles, tower inspections, and cliff faces can present high-risk situations for staff. UAS technology allows you to continue performing the same work without putting your most valuable resource in harm’s way.
  • Long-Term Value – Once a flight has been conducted, a wide range of additional deliverables are available at a minimal cost. High resolution maps, 3D models, color 3D prints and more are available as additional deliverables—and can often be created from the same UAS flight.
  • Rapid Turnaround – Traditional manned aircraft typically require a 3-5-week turnaround time and satellite imagery can take months. With UAS, turnaround times are typically 1-3 business days.
  • Unrivaled Resolution – UAS offers ultra high resolution imagery not previously possible with traditional data collection methods.
  • GIS Compatibility – Orthomosaics, surface models, contour lines and 3D models that are compatible with a wide range of GIS and CAD programs.
  • Skilled Staff – PBS uses commercially insured UAS operators who are FAA licensed.

Contact us to discuss what drones can do for you!

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