Capturing a unique perspective of a project is easier than ever with the use of a drone. Services such as Droners.io connect you with pilots from around the country, making capturing those images very easy and affordable. Costs range from $40-$150 depending on the scope of your project.
Drone sensors go beyond the visual spectrum.
- FLIR – Thermal sensor
- Hyperspectral – Used to find objects and detect materials and processes
- LIDAR – laser mapping that can penetrate foliage and map large areas for surveying
For a more complete service, some companies can run the project and even convert surveys into final AutoCAD or Revit documents. These services range from $225-$385.
If you plan to fly your own drone, be sure to register with the FAA.