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Some of Our Top Surveying & Mapping Drone Pilots

We have 1393 drone pilots available for surveying & mapping projects.
Below are some of our top pilots and portfolios.

HTX Commercial Aerial Imaging provides fully managed, comprehensive Drone Operations for Commercial Clients

Texas Commercial Aerial LLC

Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio - TX
Insurance Coverage: $2.0 Million
License: 3948780
Avg. Rate: $175/hr.

Experienced photographer, videographer, film editor and responsible Drone pilot. I am available for all your video needs and specialize in aerial video & photography. Final bid price is all inclusive.

Xtreme Heights Productions

McKinney, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Plano, Frisco and Fort Worth - TX
Insurance Coverage: $1.0 Million
License: 3903249
Avg. Rate: $100/hr.

Thermal Imaging

Rogue Survey and Photography LLC Rogue Survey and Photography LLC
Insurance Coverage: $5.0 Million
License: 3943501
Avg. Rate: $165/hr.

PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter

Fort Lauderdale and Miami - FL
Insurance Coverage: $2.5 Million
License: Docket # FAA-2015-0468
Avg. Rate: $250/hr.

Clients Our Pilots

  • Mike and his team were incredibly professional and accommodating as to my specific requirements. I am a commercial real estate broker and use drones 30 +/- per year across the country for my listings. To say that I have very detailed requirements would probably be an understatement, neverthele...
  • I have joined Darren to jobs where he's been individually selected to come and finish the assignments other pilots have fallen short of. With the years of experience he has acquired as a remote and private pilot, you can rest assure he will get the job done, no matter the challenge. I can certain...
  • Kapil and team were incredibly easy to work with, highly communicative and met our expedited timeline. There was even bad weather during our work being complete, but did not at all slow the process down. The quote remained firm from start to end and edits were turned around each time as request...

Find the perfect surveying & mapping drone pilot

Photogrammetry is the technique of taking measurements using photographs. The result is a map, a drawing, or a 3D model of an object or land mass. GPS enabled UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are increasingly used for aerial photogrammetry and LIDAR mapping. The use of drone photogrammetry services for aerial 3d mapping is highly cost effective when compared to the cost of hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.

UAV 3D Mapping

Using waypoint navigation technology, the UAV flies along a pre-programmed flight path and takes multiple, overlapping photographs of the ground or object with an 80-90% overlap. This would be impossible to accomplish accurately using an airplane. To create 3d maps from aerial photogrammetry, a camera is mounted on the drone and is usually pointed straight down towards the ground. With respect to models of monuments or statues, the camera is mounted horizontally.


LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) involves installing a laser scanner on a UAV to measure the height of points on the ground below. Drones with LIDAR scanners can measure very large areas in a single day, and create extremely detailed digital models of landscapes. Drone LIDAR sensors can penetrate dense forest canopy and vegetation, making it possible to scan bare earth structures that are invisible to satellites.

Multiple Uses of Drone Survey & Mapping Services

  • Cartography and mapping

  • Forestry management, flood surveying, coastline management

  • Urban planning, transport planning, pollution modelling

  • Gas and oil exploration, quarries, mining of minerals

  • Archaeology

  • Cellular network planning

All of our drone photogrammetry pilots have their FAA 333 exemption and are ready to go to work on your drone 3d mapping project.

Note: Land surveyors are required to hold a land surveying license. We do not verify if our pilots have this license. When hiring a pilot, ensure they have the proper surveyor license(s) if applicable.

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