Digital Sky Completes Drone Inspection for Hawkins Construction
Digital Sky (digitalsky.com) is all about improving efficiency, which is accomplished through their aerial volumetric services.
Aerial volumetrics is the science of determining the volume of a feature. This could be for a building, stockpile, or anything visible to the world. Digital Sky commonly provides these services to companies that perform dirt work, road construction, and other similar types of work that require an inventory measurement of the stockpiles of material they are moving.
Traditionally, this type of work is done either by weighing trucks going in and out of a jobsite, or by assuming that each truck carries a certain amount of volume and then multiplying those numbers. These methods can be somewhat unreliable and increase human error. At Digital Sky, they simply fly their drones over a stockpile location and capture a large amount of georeferenced photographs. From these, their processing software generates precise three-dimensional locations for each pixel seen in the images. They can then reconstruct the stockpile in 3D, allowing them to provide the footprint it occupies on the ground and the ability to generate an accurate measurement of the stockpile volumes.
Most recently, Digital Sky performed this service for Hawkins Construction in Schuyler, NE. The goal was to obtain volumes for two stockpiles to establish a beginning inventory. As a result, Digital Sky was able to collect the data in two hours onsite and deliver the data in 48 hours.
To learn more about utilizing Digital Sky’s services for your next project, visit digitalsky.com or call (402) 413-1089.