The following is a guest post by Dustin Price, a licensed land surveyor and the Operations Manager at Landpoint.
For pipeline surveys, there is a lot that needs to be considered: speed, accuracy, budget, and safety. Pipeline surveys occur at critical junctures of oil field and pipeline projects. A delay or inaccuracy during an initial survey could cost a company millions of dollars, both in wasted time and resources. UAVs can help pipeline surveying overcome some major obstacles, and the advantages of drone technology in this field are only increasing as the technology becomes more advanced.
Remote Monitored Systems plc (LON:RMS) is focused on the continued development of the Company’s ‘Survey & Inspection’ business. RMS’s Geocurve subsidiary is a specialist surveying business which combines traditional survey techniques with innovative technologies including UAS/UAV, GIS databases, 3D modelling, laser and Lidar scanning and hydrographic modelling.