3D Modelling

DroneMate can help monitor your site for up-to-date measurements and continued analysis, for more efficient earthwork management and stock pile surveys.

These services offers many benefits compared to old technics beyond cost and time saving. A single drone is able to survey a vast area keeping men out of harms way and allowing a site to continue operating undisturbed.

Using our UAVs we are able to create GPS referenced point clouds, 3D meshes, DSM/Orthomosaics, agricultural health surveys and more. Understanding the client’s needs allows us to produce the correct outputs to make the needed calculations. We are able to make calculations for the client and/or produce the surveys in file formats compatible with software being used by the client such as AutoCAD for in house use.

Output Formats Include:

  • Point Cloud: LAS, LAZ, PLY, XYZ
  • 3D Textured Mesh: PLY, FBX, DXF, OBJ, Zipped OBJ, 3D PDF
  • Orthomosaic: GeoTIFF, Google Maps Tiles, KML, Mapbox Tiles
  • Raster DSM: GeoTiFF
  • Grid DSM: XYZ, LAS, LAZ
  • Contour Lines: SHP, PDF, DXF
  • Reflectance Map: GeoTiff
  • Variable Rate Prescription Map: SHP


We are able to make 2D/3D measurements for any purpose with accuracies in line with the clients needs.

Volumetric surveys

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 planned 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.

GPS reference DSM/Orthomosaic images

When Google maps is just not enough resolution or the area you require is not up to date than 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.

Precision Agriculture

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.

On site inspection

No need to put you or your staff in harms way anymore. Our UAV’s are capable of flighting into hazardous areas while producing live video feed on site while recording Ultra HD quality video and images 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.