Drone Surveying course in Auckland

“It’s obvious drone surveys can save us money. But how do we start?”

Drone surveying is growing fast in New Zealand because the modern drone is a brilliant surveying tool when used properly.  Many people and companies in infrastructure, construction, forestry, and mining are using them and getting fantastic results- after a lot of trial and error.  Like any technology leap, it’s hard to get started.  This course will give you the essential drone survey skills to add value to your business from the start.  It will save you months of trial and error.

The course runs over two days, from midday Wednesday 14th November to midday Friday 16thNovember and is based at DJI Ferntech in Auckland.

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The World’s Best Drone Sensors

Sentera drone sensors deliver unrivaled performance and consistently beat competitors in price, quality and function. Our sensors produce high-quality, context-rich color and near-infrared (NIR) image data to deliver unsurpassed NDVI data to growers. Our state-of-the-art design and deep base of field experience enable us to produce sensors that deliver meaningful and actionable insights to our customers.


3D Mapping Services

  • Volume analysis is conducted on a GPS referenced densified point cloud and 3D mesh. We are able to identify areas on and off of the point cloud needed for volume measurements and are able to use different strategies to collect the desired data by giving custom altitudes for cut lines.

    There are many ways to collect this data and it can provide more than just volume of material on site. We can also calculate fill, Volume-Fill= total volume, water overflow and more.  We also create custom volumetric reports with extra information such as video/images to help you better manage site planning.

    The data collection process is able to be calculated for each site prior to the survey and at no time do we require shut down of any part of the sites operations. Following all final processing a quality report is produced to confirm accuracy of data.

  • When Google maps is just not enough resolution or the area you require is not up to date then this is for you. An Orthomosaic is a collection of aerial photographs stitched and geometrically corrected such that the scale is uniform: the resulting image has the same lack of distortion as a map. Unlike an uncorrected aerial photograph, an Orthophotograph can be used to measure true distances, because it is an accurate representation of the Earth’s surface, having been adjusted for topographic relief, lens distortion, and camera tilt.

  • DroneMate can survey large areas of agricultural in high detail using our UAV’s. We are capable of creating high resolution analysis of vegetation and crop health.

    Utilising this service can allow for a much better understanding of how to manage your resources in the field which results in many cost saving benefits and higher plant yields.

  • There is no need to put you or your staff in harms way anymore. Our UAV’s are capable of flying into hazardous areas while producing live video feed in Ultra HD quality for later analysis.  Utilising zoom lenses we are able to give you a close up view of hard to reach/dangerous areas all from a safe distant location.

UAV Health And Safety

DroneMate operates under strict health and safety protocols

We work within current aviation law, with every proposed flight in controlled air space logged through official flight requests to the governing control tower. As legislation to control the use of UAVs in New Zealand comes in to play, you can be assured DroneMate is operating within the letter of the law and with high regard for the health and safety of all personnel.

Each site is assessed by our team and approved by our risk assessment manager. Following an onsite induction by the client , a check list of procedures placed by the CAA and DroneMate will be critiqued prior to giving a green for the operation to begin. DroneMate have up to date Insurance/registration and regularly update and review their health and safety procedures.

To learn more about UAV safety and/ or to file a complaints regarding drone use, please contact:

>  Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
>  Air Share
>  Know Before You Fly

Some Of Our Clients