7 Ways UAV Aerial Imagery can promote your property

September 15, 2017 in Aerial Imagery, Pilot's Blog, UAVs

7 Ways UAV Aerial Imagery can promote your property

The property market is a competitive one and to make the best sales you need to hold the buyers attention. Catching a prospective client’s eye is only half the battle as their interest has to be more than momentary if they are to be moved to purchase. Property brochures can look very similar and key selling points are often missed at first glance. Promotional aerial video and aerial photography have previously been out of reach for all but the most expensive properties but UAVs have changed this; allowing a fantastic visual impact for minimal cost. Here are just some of the ways UAV aerial video & photography can boost property sales

Create a sense of Drama and Excitement

  • An aerial video or photographs gives potential buyers a clearer understanding of the property and how it fits in with its surroundings much more so than ground based shots. This is especially important when one of the selling points of a property is its setting e.g. picturesque countryside or village location. This is a real asset as people are buying into a lifestyle and want to be able to picture themselves not just in the house but living the life it brings with it. The true shape, layout, and overall size of a home can be properly and easily captured through UAV aerial photography.

Help with Visualisation

  • From the air there are unique angles and aspects of a property which just cant be seen from the ground.  Capturing a buyer’s attention is key, that’s why rather than flat dull images by using a UAV you can get closer and showcase absolutely everything.  A promotional aerial video will take into account which way the house is facing and make sure filming captures when the sun highlights the house in the best way. An aerial image can showcase all the buildings on a site and show off its unique setting creating a sense of drama.

Show Scale

  • A video can show more in a few seconds than you could in 20 photographs. Aerial views allow for a full 360 degree display of the house, along with the gardens, driveways, garages, outbuildings or whatever else is part of the property. Prospective buyers can get a sense of how the whole property works and its proximity to other features and buildings. All this helps buyers to engage with the property.

Pick out Key Features

  • Selling a home is an emotive business. It requires a potential customer being moved to the point of longing to make a life-changing decision and huge purchase! The purpose of an estate agent is to give a customer insight into what it would be like to live in a property. By showcasing key features from unique angles UAV imagery can provoke an emotional response.

Reach a Wider Audience

  • Having a video allows the property to be marketed on different online platforms. Having an aerial video opens up a whole new world of potential for online marketing. You can upload the video to social media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook as well as easily embedding it in an existing website or property specific microsite. This increase in digital exposure potentially puts your property in front of a much wide audience.

Recruit Quality Buyers

  • With most property searches originating online, it’s important to present a property in the best possible way so that potential purchasers start to develop an emotional connection with what they’re viewing. This is where they ultimately decide to arrange viewings. This is particularly true for luxury properties where buyers are often pressed for time, and where that instant emotional connection is so important. By showing them more of the property prospective buyers will be more committed before they make a decision to view.

Reassure about Condition

  • As well as showing off your property at its best, an aerial video can reassure buyers about its condition. Having a video that shows every part of the property exterior allows potential buyers to see the quality and care that has been put into the upkeep of the building and grounds. A well-kept garden and tidy plot gives a brilliant first impression, especially if you can allow potential purchasers to experience a full view of the property on a sunny day. If buyers can see the care spent on the exterior it conveys the impression that the interior will have been just as loved, making them more eager to visit the property in person.

 

We are based in Sussex but carry out aerial photography & video across the UK – get in touch if you would like a quote. We think you will find a few hundred pounds invested in promotional aerial video or photography is a good investment! Call us now on 01444 401840

From UAV to BIM

September 14, 2017 in Articles, UAVs

From UAV to BIM

UAVs are increasingly complementing other sources of survey data and information in the construction and civil engineering industries. Information gathered via a UAV can assist the construction & engineering process right through from pre-planning to marketing a property or commercial site.

UAVs can form part of the Scan to BIM work flow by capturing the as-built environment. The resulting survey data, generally a point cloud, can be processed and imported into BIM software such as Autodesk Revit & Archicad to create an intelligent 3D model. UAVs can be utilised in the BIM work flow as they are ideal for scanning the externals of buildings due to their speed. This data can then be merged with laser scan data collected for the building internals to produce a complete point cloud of the whole building, inside and out.

Unlike laser scanners, UAVs are able to scan inaccessible objects not visible from the ground such as roof tops meaning that a full and complete data set can now be achieved and due to their mobile nature UAV captured data suffers much less from shadowing from nearby objects. A scan from a UAV is the quickest and cheapest solution to produce a single shared 3D model which will be required by level 3 BIM.

Our surveys are intended for both architectural and engineering use and can be provided in many formats e.g. data can be supplied in CAD format to the appropriate scale, as well as those for integration in the BIM process. Whether they are used for surveying, to show clients and potential clients an aerial overview of completed projects, to monitor jobsites to ensure safe practices or to inspect structures, UAVs are set to become a vital tool for the industry. The data they provide is as accurate and in some cases more accurate as that obtained via other sources and the use of UAVs has a range of additional benefits not least of which is cost.

REQUEST A QUOTATION Call us on 01444 401840 to see how we can help your project.

What data can a UAV gather in a single survey?

2 D Mapping: Visual Mapping, Near Infra-Red & Digital Elevation Models

3D Data: RGB Point Clouds, Topographical Surveys, As-built Surveys, LIDAR, Interactive 3D Models, Visualizations, Animations

Raw Imagery: Aerial Photography, Video Fly-through, Thermal Imagery, Multi-Spectral Imagery

What can this data be used for?

Pre-Construction

  • Strengthen planning applications
  • Assess & document land condition
  • Plan/schedule construction works
  • Conduct health & safety assessments
  • Measure site dimensions
  • Use as Base Model for CAD designs
During Construction
  • Track construction progress
  • Verify Levels and positions
  • Measure stockpile volumes
  • Inspect hard to reach Places
Post Construction
  • To produce BIM data directly via Scan2BIM process
  • Record & Verify construction works/as-built surveys
  • Produce marketing material
  • Assess neighbouring land condition
  • Measure land movement
On Going Maintenance
  • Routine Asset Inspections
  • Condition Surveys
  • Evaluate damage and fatigue
  • Plan & schedule maintenance work

Why use a UAV for your Construction requirements?

  • Quicker
  • Cheaper
  • Different Perspective
  • Alternative Data
  • Access more areas

Remote Aerial Surveys not only has the imaging equipment required to carry out surveys but is highly skilled in GIS and remote sensing so that we can offer a full survey and mapping service as well as more straight forward photography and videos. Ground based survey techniques are well established within construction however UAV mounted tools are an excellent complementary source of information. There are a number of key advantages to using UAVs to gather data.

  • UAVs are quick to mobilise and can survey areas that are difficult to reach on foot
  • Surveys can be carried out quickly and deliver highly accurate data
  • UAVs are a highly cost effective solution

Data from UAVs can be supplied in a variety of ways such as mesh, point & vector based formats. At the planning stage from the data gathered Remote Aerial Surveys can use photogrammetry to generate digital surface models as well as 3-D visualisations and photo realistic models. Whatever your survey requirements UAVs offer a new way of information gathering.

From digital elevation models we can carry out volumetric analysis to aid construction planning to evaluate for example how much earth or vegetation needs removing from a site. We also have the skills to provide expert advice on surface water run-off, flood risk and other urban drainage related issues from survey data gathered via our UAVs.

In addition to all the survey related information Remote Aerial Surveys can deliver exceptional high resolution imagery. With repeatable flight paths construction progress photography can be quickly and easily obtained at regular intervals throughout the project. Finally, our creative team is adept at taking unique and stunning images from the air, which give an added dimension to marketing and promoting new builds and commercial premises.

So from site identification right through to sale our UAV team can add value to the process saving time and money and delivering a better result alround.

To find out more call us on 01444 401840 for more information


7 Ways UAV Aerial Imagery can promote your property

September 15, 2017 in Aerial Imagery, Pilot's Blog, UAVs

7 Ways UAV Aerial Imagery can promote your property

The property market is a competitive one and to make the best sales you need to hold the buyers attention. Catching a prospective client’s eye is only half the battle as their interest has to be more than momentary if they are to be moved to purchase. Property brochures can look very similar and key selling points are often missed at first glance. Promotional aerial video and aerial photography have previously been out of reach for all but the most expensive properties but UAVs have changed this; allowing a fantastic visual impact for minimal cost. Here are just some of the ways UAV aerial video & photography can boost property sales

Create a sense of Drama and Excitement

  • An aerial video or photographs gives potential buyers a clearer understanding of the property and how it fits in with its surroundings much more so than ground based shots. This is especially important when one of the selling points of a property is its setting e.g. picturesque countryside or village location. This is a real asset as people are buying into a lifestyle and want to be able to picture themselves not just in the house but living the life it brings with it. The true shape, layout, and overall size of a home can be properly and easily captured through UAV aerial photography.

Help with Visualisation

  • From the air there are unique angles and aspects of a property which just cant be seen from the ground.  Capturing a buyer’s attention is key, that’s why rather than flat dull images by using a UAV you can get closer and showcase absolutely everything.  A promotional aerial video will take into account which way the house is facing and make sure filming captures when the sun highlights the house in the best way. An aerial image can showcase all the buildings on a site and show off its unique setting creating a sense of drama.

Show Scale

  • A video can show more in a few seconds than you could in 20 photographs. Aerial views allow for a full 360 degree display of the house, along with the gardens, driveways, garages, outbuildings or whatever else is part of the property. Prospective buyers can get a sense of how the whole property works and its proximity to other features and buildings. All this helps buyers to engage with the property.

Pick out Key Features

  • Selling a home is an emotive business. It requires a potential customer being moved to the point of longing to make a life-changing decision and huge purchase! The purpose of an estate agent is to give a customer insight into what it would be like to live in a property. By showcasing key features from unique angles UAV imagery can provoke an emotional response.

Reach a Wider Audience

  • Having a video allows the property to be marketed on different online platforms. Having an aerial video opens up a whole new world of potential for online marketing. You can upload the video to social media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook as well as easily embedding it in an existing website or property specific microsite. This increase in digital exposure potentially puts your property in front of a much wide audience.

Recruit Quality Buyers

  • With most property searches originating online, it’s important to present a property in the best possible way so that potential purchasers start to develop an emotional connection with what they’re viewing. This is where they ultimately decide to arrange viewings. This is particularly true for luxury properties where buyers are often pressed for time, and where that instant emotional connection is so important. By showing them more of the property prospective buyers will be more committed before they make a decision to view.

Reassure about Condition

  • As well as showing off your property at its best, an aerial video can reassure buyers about its condition. Having a video that shows every part of the property exterior allows potential buyers to see the quality and care that has been put into the upkeep of the building and grounds. A well-kept garden and tidy plot gives a brilliant first impression, especially if you can allow potential purchasers to experience a full view of the property on a sunny day. If buyers can see the care spent on the exterior it conveys the impression that the interior will have been just as loved, making them more eager to visit the property in person.

 

We are based in Sussex but carry out aerial photography & video across the UK – get in touch if you would like a quote. We think you will find a few hundred pounds invested in promotional aerial video or photography is a good investment! Call us now on 01444 401840

From UAV to BIM

September 14, 2017 in Articles, UAVs

From UAV to BIM

UAVs are increasingly complementing other sources of survey data and information in the construction and civil engineering industries. Information gathered via a UAV can assist the construction & engineering process right through from pre-planning to marketing a property or commercial site.

UAVs can form part of the Scan to BIM work flow by capturing the as-built environment. The resulting survey data, generally a point cloud, can be processed and imported into BIM software such as Autodesk Revit & Archicad to create an intelligent 3D model. UAVs can be utilised in the BIM work flow as they are ideal for scanning the externals of buildings due to their speed. This data can then be merged with laser scan data collected for the building internals to produce a complete point cloud of the whole building, inside and out.

Unlike laser scanners, UAVs are able to scan inaccessible objects not visible from the ground such as roof tops meaning that a full and complete data set can now be achieved and due to their mobile nature UAV captured data suffers much less from shadowing from nearby objects. A scan from a UAV is the quickest and cheapest solution to produce a single shared 3D model which will be required by level 3 BIM.

Our surveys are intended for both architectural and engineering use and can be provided in many formats e.g. data can be supplied in CAD format to the appropriate scale, as well as those for integration in the BIM process. Whether they are used for surveying, to show clients and potential clients an aerial overview of completed projects, to monitor jobsites to ensure safe practices or to inspect structures, UAVs are set to become a vital tool for the industry. The data they provide is as accurate and in some cases more accurate as that obtained via other sources and the use of UAVs has a range of additional benefits not least of which is cost.

REQUEST A QUOTATION Call us on 01444 401840 to see how we can help your project.

What data can a UAV gather in a single survey?

2 D Mapping: Visual Mapping, Near Infra-Red & Digital Elevation Models

3D Data: RGB Point Clouds, Topographical Surveys, As-built Surveys, LIDAR, Interactive 3D Models, Visualizations, Animations

Raw Imagery: Aerial Photography, Video Fly-through, Thermal Imagery, Multi-Spectral Imagery

What can this data be used for?

Pre-Construction

  • Strengthen planning applications
  • Assess & document land condition
  • Plan/schedule construction works
  • Conduct health & safety assessments
  • Measure site dimensions
  • Use as Base Model for CAD designs
During Construction
  • Track construction progress
  • Verify Levels and positions
  • Measure stockpile volumes
  • Inspect hard to reach Places
Post Construction
  • To produce BIM data directly via Scan2BIM process
  • Record & Verify construction works/as-built surveys
  • Produce marketing material
  • Assess neighbouring land condition
  • Measure land movement
On Going Maintenance
  • Routine Asset Inspections
  • Condition Surveys
  • Evaluate damage and fatigue
  • Plan & schedule maintenance work

Why use a UAV for your Construction requirements?

  • Quicker
  • Cheaper
  • Different Perspective
  • Alternative Data
  • Access more areas

Remote Aerial Surveys not only has the imaging equipment required to carry out surveys but is highly skilled in GIS and remote sensing so that we can offer a full survey and mapping service as well as more straight forward photography and videos. Ground based survey techniques are well established within construction however UAV mounted tools are an excellent complementary source of information. There are a number of key advantages to using UAVs to gather data.

  • UAVs are quick to mobilise and can survey areas that are difficult to reach on foot
  • Surveys can be carried out quickly and deliver highly accurate data
  • UAVs are a highly cost effective solution

Data from UAVs can be supplied in a variety of ways such as mesh, point & vector based formats. At the planning stage from the data gathered Remote Aerial Surveys can use photogrammetry to generate digital surface models as well as 3-D visualisations and photo realistic models. Whatever your survey requirements UAVs offer a new way of information gathering.

From digital elevation models we can carry out volumetric analysis to aid construction planning to evaluate for example how much earth or vegetation needs removing from a site. We also have the skills to provide expert advice on surface water run-off, flood risk and other urban drainage related issues from survey data gathered via our UAVs.

In addition to all the survey related information Remote Aerial Surveys can deliver exceptional high resolution imagery. With repeatable flight paths construction progress photography can be quickly and easily obtained at regular intervals throughout the project. Finally, our creative team is adept at taking unique and stunning images from the air, which give an added dimension to marketing and promoting new builds and commercial premises.

So from site identification right through to sale our UAV team can add value to the process saving time and money and delivering a better result alround.

To find out more call us on 01444 401840 for more information

Pilot's Blog


7 Ways UAV Aerial Imagery can promote your property

September 15, 2017 in Aerial Imagery, Pilot's Blog, UAVs

7 Ways UAV Aerial Imagery can promote your property

The property market is a competitive one and to make the best sales you need to hold the buyers attention. Catching a prospective client’s eye is only half the battle as their interest has to be more than momentary if they are to be moved to purchase. Property brochures can look very similar and key selling points are often missed at first glance. Promotional aerial video and aerial photography have previously been out of reach for all but the most expensive properties but UAVs have changed this; allowing a fantastic visual impact for minimal cost. Here are just some of the ways UAV aerial video & photography can boost property sales

Create a sense of Drama and Excitement

  • An aerial video or photographs gives potential buyers a clearer understanding of the property and how it fits in with its surroundings much more so than ground based shots. This is especially important when one of the selling points of a property is its setting e.g. picturesque countryside or village location. This is a real asset as people are buying into a lifestyle and want to be able to picture themselves not just in the house but living the life it brings with it. The true shape, layout, and overall size of a home can be properly and easily captured through UAV aerial photography.

Help with Visualisation

  • From the air there are unique angles and aspects of a property which just cant be seen from the ground.  Capturing a buyer’s attention is key, that’s why rather than flat dull images by using a UAV you can get closer and showcase absolutely everything.  A promotional aerial video will take into account which way the house is facing and make sure filming captures when the sun highlights the house in the best way. An aerial image can showcase all the buildings on a site and show off its unique setting creating a sense of drama.

Show Scale

  • A video can show more in a few seconds than you could in 20 photographs. Aerial views allow for a full 360 degree display of the house, along with the gardens, driveways, garages, outbuildings or whatever else is part of the property. Prospective buyers can get a sense of how the whole property works and its proximity to other features and buildings. All this helps buyers to engage with the property.

Pick out Key Features

  • Selling a home is an emotive business. It requires a potential customer being moved to the point of longing to make a life-changing decision and huge purchase! The purpose of an estate agent is to give a customer insight into what it would be like to live in a property. By showcasing key features from unique angles UAV imagery can provoke an emotional response.

Reach a Wider Audience

  • Having a video allows the property to be marketed on different online platforms. Having an aerial video opens up a whole new world of potential for online marketing. You can upload the video to social media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook as well as easily embedding it in an existing website or property specific microsite. This increase in digital exposure potentially puts your property in front of a much wide audience.

Recruit Quality Buyers

  • With most property searches originating online, it’s important to present a property in the best possible way so that potential purchasers start to develop an emotional connection with what they’re viewing. This is where they ultimately decide to arrange viewings. This is particularly true for luxury properties where buyers are often pressed for time, and where that instant emotional connection is so important. By showing them more of the property prospective buyers will be more committed before they make a decision to view.

Reassure about Condition

  • As well as showing off your property at its best, an aerial video can reassure buyers about its condition. Having a video that shows every part of the property exterior allows potential buyers to see the quality and care that has been put into the upkeep of the building and grounds. A well-kept garden and tidy plot gives a brilliant first impression, especially if you can allow potential purchasers to experience a full view of the property on a sunny day. If buyers can see the care spent on the exterior it conveys the impression that the interior will have been just as loved, making them more eager to visit the property in person.

 

We are based in Sussex but carry out aerial photography & video across the UK – get in touch if you would like a quote. We think you will find a few hundred pounds invested in promotional aerial video or photography is a good investment! Call us now on 01444 401840

From UAV to BIM

September 14, 2017 in Articles, UAVs

From UAV to BIM

UAVs are increasingly complementing other sources of survey data and information in the construction and civil engineering industries. Information gathered via a UAV can assist the construction & engineering process right through from pre-planning to marketing a property or commercial site.

UAVs can form part of the Scan to BIM work flow by capturing the as-built environment. The resulting survey data, generally a point cloud, can be processed and imported into BIM software such as Autodesk Revit & Archicad to create an intelligent 3D model. UAVs can be utilised in the BIM work flow as they are ideal for scanning the externals of buildings due to their speed. This data can then be merged with laser scan data collected for the building internals to produce a complete point cloud of the whole building, inside and out.

Unlike laser scanners, UAVs are able to scan inaccessible objects not visible from the ground such as roof tops meaning that a full and complete data set can now be achieved and due to their mobile nature UAV captured data suffers much less from shadowing from nearby objects. A scan from a UAV is the quickest and cheapest solution to produce a single shared 3D model which will be required by level 3 BIM.

Our surveys are intended for both architectural and engineering use and can be provided in many formats e.g. data can be supplied in CAD format to the appropriate scale, as well as those for integration in the BIM process. Whether they are used for surveying, to show clients and potential clients an aerial overview of completed projects, to monitor jobsites to ensure safe practices or to inspect structures, UAVs are set to become a vital tool for the industry. The data they provide is as accurate and in some cases more accurate as that obtained via other sources and the use of UAVs has a range of additional benefits not least of which is cost.

REQUEST A QUOTATION Call us on 01444 401840 to see how we can help your project.

What data can a UAV gather in a single survey?

2 D Mapping: Visual Mapping, Near Infra-Red & Digital Elevation Models

3D Data: RGB Point Clouds, Topographical Surveys, As-built Surveys, LIDAR, Interactive 3D Models, Visualizations, Animations

Raw Imagery: Aerial Photography, Video Fly-through, Thermal Imagery, Multi-Spectral Imagery

What can this data be used for?

Pre-Construction

  • Strengthen planning applications
  • Assess & document land condition
  • Plan/schedule construction works
  • Conduct health & safety assessments
  • Measure site dimensions
  • Use as Base Model for CAD designs
During Construction
  • Track construction progress
  • Verify Levels and positions
  • Measure stockpile volumes
  • Inspect hard to reach Places
Post Construction
  • To produce BIM data directly via Scan2BIM process
  • Record & Verify construction works/as-built surveys
  • Produce marketing material
  • Assess neighbouring land condition
  • Measure land movement
On Going Maintenance
  • Routine Asset Inspections
  • Condition Surveys
  • Evaluate damage and fatigue
  • Plan & schedule maintenance work

Why use a UAV for your Construction requirements?

  • Quicker
  • Cheaper
  • Different Perspective
  • Alternative Data
  • Access more areas

Remote Aerial Surveys not only has the imaging equipment required to carry out surveys but is highly skilled in GIS and remote sensing so that we can offer a full survey and mapping service as well as more straight forward photography and videos. Ground based survey techniques are well established within construction however UAV mounted tools are an excellent complementary source of information. There are a number of key advantages to using UAVs to gather data.

  • UAVs are quick to mobilise and can survey areas that are difficult to reach on foot
  • Surveys can be carried out quickly and deliver highly accurate data
  • UAVs are a highly cost effective solution

Data from UAVs can be supplied in a variety of ways such as mesh, point & vector based formats. At the planning stage from the data gathered Remote Aerial Surveys can use photogrammetry to generate digital surface models as well as 3-D visualisations and photo realistic models. Whatever your survey requirements UAVs offer a new way of information gathering.

From digital elevation models we can carry out volumetric analysis to aid construction planning to evaluate for example how much earth or vegetation needs removing from a site. We also have the skills to provide expert advice on surface water run-off, flood risk and other urban drainage related issues from survey data gathered via our UAVs.

In addition to all the survey related information Remote Aerial Surveys can deliver exceptional high resolution imagery. With repeatable flight paths construction progress photography can be quickly and easily obtained at regular intervals throughout the project. Finally, our creative team is adept at taking unique and stunning images from the air, which give an added dimension to marketing and promoting new builds and commercial premises.

So from site identification right through to sale our UAV team can add value to the process saving time and money and delivering a better result alround.

To find out more call us on 01444 401840 for more information