How it Works

Initial Customer enquiry

From initial enquiry we will discuss your individual needs and requirements and ensure that we customise the job specifically for you or your company.

​Pre-site assessment

We will use existing satellite and Ordnance Survey maps as well as CAA aeronautical charts to look at the location and identify any hazards before the day of operations. If required a site visit can be arranged.

Customer Job File

We will put together a complete individual job file with a thorough set of site specific risk assessments.

​Any Civil Aviation Authority regulatory requirements or Air Traffic Control permissions that may be required will be arranged by Air Hound.

On-site assessment

When we arrive on-site we will carry out a detailed inspection of the work area to ensure no additional or new hazards are identified.

​Data collection

Our Pilot In Command will fly the mission using state of the art flight control software, this allows for highly autonomous, safe and accurate data collection. Each customised flight mission can be saved to allow for accurate, reliable and repeated missions at regular time intervals as required.

Data processing

Using professional photogrammetry software like Pix4D Mapper Pro we can produce highly accurate geo-referenced 2D maps and 3D models that easy to read and can compliment a wide range applications and software.

The data we collect can be processed in several ways including;

A high resolution map with each pixel of the original images correctly projected onto the digital surface model, leaving you no perspective distortions but only accurate geolocated surface model.

*With the use of ground control points (GCPs) it is capable of achieving survey grade real world accuracy of sub 0.02m.

Quality & Accuracy Report

All post-processed 2D and 3D data will come with a quality & accuracy report. This will validate the data collected.

This will include include but not limited to the following;

  • Number of images used
  • Number of images geolocated
  • Geolocation accuracy
  • Number matching points on each photo
  • Processing time
  • Accuracy of GCPs if used

Delivery of Data

Subject to your specific requirements the data can be delivered in a variety or ways from the raw photo or 4k video to LAS and XYZ point clouds as well as other CAD compatible files.

Please contact us for a full list of available output formats.