These farm buildings in Bourton, on the Oxfordshire – Wiltshire border,were sold for housing development.
Some of the businesses that will benefit from aerial photography:
Use a vertical image of the dig site to determine the exact positions of excavations.
Architects, Property developers and Surveyors, Local authorities – planning and surveying
An aerial view of a site combined with the surrounding areas and nearby buildings take help to determine the impact of a new development on the area.
A detailed photograph of a proposed area of development can be used a basis for an overlay of a planned structure, making is easy to visualise for client approval or planning applications.
Builders and Roofers
Images from the air can be used to identify structural problems without scaffolding or a cherry picker, such as leaking roofs, mortar condition in chimney stacks, guttering etc.
Estate agents – residential and commercial
In the past aerial photography was prohibitively expensive for all but the largest properties.
Now, obtaining ‘total-view’ property images, especially with larger gardens or grounds is much easier and cheaper. We can take off from the garden or drive and fly around the house taking pictures from all angles. We do not have the limitations of pole mounted cameras so we can fly above lakes, rivers, woodland and in areas with no vehicular access.
If you are instructed on a unique, large or high value property, images from the air will make a big impact on your marketing. If the garden is large with many areas, (formal beds, vegetable area, orchard, swimming pool stables, etc.), why not consider a bird’s eye video ‘walk-through’ of it all to provide an immersive experience.
Farming and agriculture
Farmers and crop sprayers now have an easy way of checking on the state of their fields and crops from the air. Animal location can also be carried out.
Tree canopy inspections and growth density patterns are some of the uses in this area.
Clients might like to have a ‘before and after’ of the work that is being carried out. It is also possible to carry out a ‘time-lapse’ series of photographs – every month – to show the changes to the garden.
Insurance – risk and loss assessment
A quick and easy way to assess damage to facilitate insurance claims. It is also a really convenient way to inspect unsafe structures following damage and subsequently a way of checking on progress of repair work.
Old carvings at height can be inspected and photographed for renovation or replacement.
360 virtual tours of any object – monuments, stately homes, houses, trees.
Transmission masts, wind turbine inspections
A cost effective way to carry out a detailed examination of the structure. High resolution photographs can be further analysed in detail to ensure structures are as they should be.
Education and Events
(for marketing and maintenance)
Equestrian – horse trials, race courses
Sporting events – motocross, golf
Golf Courses (fly-throughs)