A Drone Above, LLC

​Providing Aerial Photo, Video and Photogrammetry
Realtors, Property Owners, Insurance Adjusters, Home Inspectors and Construction Professionals

Mapping via Drone

We use drones to gather images and data for mapping property, terrain, buildings, quarries and other geographic features.

The images and data are then used by other professionals such as engineers, surveyers, developers and miners.  The accuracy of the data obtained is becoming better very rapidly.  Low flying drones taking high resolution images that contain geo-referencing data (latitude, longitude and altitude), coupled with highly accurate ground based positioning can produce more accuracy for many uses than any other contemporary method.

​Here are a couple of examples of the kinds of maps that can be done.  These do not show all the capabilities of the mapping engines as those capabilities are reserved for subscribers to the various processing websites or software.  Some of the capabilites include drawing lines, polygons, circles, position points.  The data related to those drawn objects can be used to determine distance, slope, elevations, and volumes.  Also, point clouds, elevation images and even agricultural crop health can be obtained.  The technology is amazing, and becoming more so almost daily.

​Click on the examples and play with them. 

Click on the line in the 2D map to see the length of the line.  Click on the layers icon in the upper left corner to try other views.

Drag the 3D image around to see it rotate in space.  Click on the line of text at the bottom to see instructions.

2D Map

3D Map

Contact Us
Spring Branch, TX
North of San Antonio
Drones are called by many names and acronyms.  UAV, UAS, sUAS, RPAS?  
U = Unmanned, RP = Remotely Piloted, A = Aerial, V = Vehicle, S = System,  s = small.

​A Drone Above, LLC engages only FAA certified UAS pilots and carries drone operations liability insurance.  A certificate of insurance is available upon request.

Imaging Terminology
HD (High Definition) - In digital camera terminology, high definition is a shooting mode that produces a 1920x1080 pixel high-definition (HD) quality photo or video.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a technique for capturing a much broader tonal range than a digital sensor can record in a single exposure.  This typically results in richer colors and greater detail in the shadows.  Requires multiple original shots of each scene.  HD cannot be converted to HDR.  Not available for videos.