Drone Mapping for Construction: Complete Guide

Drone Mapping for Construction: Complete Guide

In this video, you will learn what are orthomosaic drone maps, the benefits of drone mapping in construction, and how to map a construction site using a drone.

So if you are a construction company looking to get started in drone mapping or if you’re a pilot looking to expand your service offerings, this video is for you.

We’ve been producing 2D orthomosaic maps at this 500,000 Sq Ft warehouse job site. These maps are greatly beneficial for improving communication, planning construction phases, keeping records, monitoring progress, and sharing with project stakeholders.

Using a Mavic 2 Pro drone and mapping software Dronedeploy, we’re going to share our mapping workflows, best practices, and tips!

0:00 Intro
0:34 What are orthomosaic drone maps?
1:21 Benefits of drone mapping
3:58 Flight planning
14:28 Flying the site
18:49 Conclusion

Drone Construction Progress Monitoring: Flight Demonstration – https://youtu.be/YZeC7H_1DoA

Why Drone Orthomosaic Maps are a Game-changer for Construction – https://thedronelifenj.com/drone-construction-orthomosaic-maps/

The Best Construction Drones – https://thedronelifenj.com/best-construction-drones-2021/

BEST Micro SD Card for Drone Mapping – https://amzn.to/3oCqYPE

The Drone Life is a New Jersey based drone company that specializes in infrared solar inspections and construction photography. We operate all types of drones from custom builds, cinema, and industrial grade.

Connect with us!

Website – https://thedronelifenj.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thedronelifenj

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-drone-life

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thedronelifenj

50 Comments

  1. Luftaufnahmen Koeln on September 5, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome video, guys! Helpful information. Greets from germany!

  2. Amadou Gueye on September 5, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for the video.
    In case, it’s Road construction mapping ?

  3. F Lash on September 5, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Keep it up

  4. Decreationless on September 5, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    hey, is the processing possible with DroneDeploy free?

  5. TJ Yellow on September 5, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Get a skydio and take human error out of it

  6. M-TAF on September 5, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    What is the best entry level drone that can complete this? Would the mini SE be okay? How do you get your initial clients if you are just starting?

  7. Zac109Mx on September 5, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    can a dji mini 2 do this

  8. José Manuel Valladares on September 5, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Which app are you using in the ipad?

  9. J D on September 5, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Drone deploy looks to be extremely expensive though

  10. Arial Photography on September 5, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I made a similar tuturial with DroneDeploy and Rainbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-j6_f_cFM&ab_channel=ArialPhotography

  11. Terry Wright on September 5, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Hello, I stumbled across your mapping and construction info for drone pilots. Just starting out learning and training for flying a drone. Will stay in touch with your channel. Let me know when you are ready to open an office in the Southern CA area……

  12. I Love Aviation - Burger Club - always open. on September 5, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Nice video. Some questions:
    1. when I run out of battery can I change it and proceed a mission?
    2. Is it possible to take over with dji go when mission is interrupted? I use the Smart Controller and a Mav2Pro so that’d be great.

    Thanks in advance.

  13. Skycam Imagery on September 5, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Awesome! Are you using ground control points on this warehouse, or are you just using the drone GPS? I am getting into this stuff in Omaha and am very interested.

  14. Diving Falcon FPV on September 5, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Trying to get into the market since last business couldn’t survive 2020 pandemic.
    Trying to start out reality & move into more things.

  15. DeusCriolo on September 5, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Awesome video thank you

  16. Anton S. on September 5, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you so much for the Content. Can someone share with me which Software has been used at 2:35?

  17. Tom Briggs on September 5, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Sweet video. Tons of info and no filler. Perfect.

  18. Airada Imagery on September 5, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    What are the major differences, and benefits, and or disadvantages of creating a 2D ortho, vs a 3D model?

  19. Samuel Stone on September 5, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Very educational and full of pertinent information. Great job

  20. shane capps on September 5, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Awesome content..thank you for not doin all the theatrical bullshit that so many channels have I get pumping the Brand but the format you got imo keep goin ..like and subscribe

  21. Corey's Adventures on September 5, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    You made some damn good selling points, that I plan on stealing, thanks. 😀

  22. Karen Morford on September 5, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Thank You for the videos and looking forward to more. Have a great day.

  23. Wild With Walley on September 5, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    What about rolling shutter with those small drones? With regards to accuracy of the orthophoto. ?

  24. devtank on September 5, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Cool job. deffo appeals to me on multiple levels.

  25. DroneFlips on September 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    you’re the man

  26. RBAD RBAD on September 5, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you!
    I am just now beginning to see how beneficial this can be to our contractor and developer clients.

    &
    🤡 Let’s Go Brandon.

  27. Austin's ADV on September 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Great video, thanks for sharing!

  28. Alan Perkins on September 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    What kind of drone I can start using and what kind of software I need?

  29. Андрей Опенченко on September 5, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Hello. How to learn to make such plans with a drone?

  30. Odin31b on September 5, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks

  31. SgDate - Food Stay Play @ Singapore on September 5, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Wow, what kind of drone will be recommended for drone mapping for surveyor’s purpose.

  32. m4tiger12 on September 5, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for the video. Do you use ND Filters while performing a mapping mission?

  33. CMDR Efstathius Placidus on September 5, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    I have an OG Parrot Anafi Thermal. I have been trying to find detailed info on using the route planning for doing this type of work. Anywhere you could point me to? There are places wanting to charge money to train on the Anafi. I just need the info. Also, what software would be the best to train on, for processing, as well as 3D generation, preferably free, and not drone specific. Thanks!

  34. Arjay Martin on September 5, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Can you have say 4 drones operating at once on the same map, say you are in the middle and doing it quicker?

  35. MadWaffles893 on September 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Can I also use Copterus for drone mapping?

  36. Higher Level Imaging, LLC on September 5, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    What would a project this size be billed for the mapping service?

  37. Me Fix Engines on September 5, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    What program do you use?

  38. RAWR Productions on September 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    What about the pricing tho? How do you estimate per project. Because a local construction company has a budget of only £200 to spend on drone mapping 🤦

  39. Video Realm Media on September 5, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Great video! Quick question, what software do you use to share these results with clients?

  40. SpenceThe CryptoPrince on September 5, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    What tab on your site shows the best drones for mapping?… i didnt see it.

  41. Killa Beez on September 5, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Best one so far, really Nice dive into app, might be useful If someone decides to pay upp monthly sub for app to know how to use it, If I were just got my licence for drone, and I got mavic air 2, no other college degree on this topic whatsoever, where would i start If I want this to become my daily job and is it possible in 2022 and near future to live from this, May be difficult questions to answer, thank you for good help and keep it up buddy 💪👍👍👍

  42. Sebastian Occhipinti on September 5, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    what drone do you use ? i have GPS equipment base and rover and a phantom 4 I’ve done this in the past for fun and want to do it for a business

  43. The Adventures of Andrew And Hardie on September 5, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Tesla imaging and others who have cameras floating up high for a nice view I bet

  44. AP on September 5, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Drone Deploy is an awful app to use. I just signed up based on this video. Terrible UX. Hard pass.

  45. Adam Kramer on September 5, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Such a good video, just downloaded and sent my drone off for some photos of my site with this app. Wish I had this at the start of the project, oh well. Gutted it costs so much, recommend any free apps?

  46. Andyblalock on September 5, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    i stopped watching as soon as i saw the landing pad marked off with four cones LOL

  47. Brian Irvin on September 5, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Is the Mavic mini se and or mavic air 2s capable of performing this?

  48. Loïc Tamburello on September 5, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    When planning an orthomosaic on GS PRO, do I have to tick this "2D" option on the upper screen? thanks

  49. R&BDrones61 on September 5, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    THeNKS for the info it was very helpful……. I WOULD like to talk with you in the future…….

  50. jakeboynz on September 5, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Great video!! Thanks for the comprehensive walk through.. I have one question. If the mission requires 2 or more batteries – Does the drone automatically fly back on low battery and resume exactly where it left off after you swap out the battery with a fresh one? Cheers from Australia

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