Photogrammetry and LiDAR

UAS for Mapping

For decades aerial GIS mapping from high altitudes has been accomplished with the use of airplanes, helicopters and satellites. Now using small UAS, drone mapping is possible with higher resolution and more detail with the use of high megapixel cameras being flown from lower altitudes. ARE provides an end to end solution from data collection to customized deliverable, to assist clients in site planning, asset monitoring, project documentation, damage assessment and more.

  • Orthomosaic
  • Point Cloud
  • Digital Surface Model
  • Digital Terrain Model
  • High accuracy Mapping


UAV Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanning allows for scanning in remote, hard-to-reach areas, while creating data models that exceed the results from traditional methods of LiDAR acquisition. More time efficient than terrestrial LiDAR and more cost effective than using manned aircraft. We have provided LiDAR scans, data processing, and point cloud classifying for:

  • Coastal Monitoring
  • College campus site planning
  • Utility Right-of-way planning
  • and more

But it’s not just about gathering the data, we deliver the information to you in a format you can use:

  • DEM (Digital Elevation Model)
  • 3D Point cloud/Mesh model
  • 2D/3D DSMs to measure volume
  • Classified LAS, CAD/Linework
  • or online link to your data


Our highly experienced UAS pilots, data processors and GIS specialists, provide orthomosaic raster images, 3D point clouds/ mesh models, Digital Surface Models, Contours and Volumes in a format that you can work with. We’ve worked with waste management facilities, for measuring change during construction; college campuses, for site planning and lighting studies; environmental engineers, for tracking coastal erosion; and municipalities, for measuring flood damage. Click below to learn more about specific use cases.


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Day or Night

We have received an FAA waiver under Part 107 to operate outside of daylight hours allowing additional UAS mapping applications such as:

  • Lighting studies
  • Environmental Thermography
  • Emergency response


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Multispectral images are a very effective tool for evaluating soil productivity and analyzing plant health. Viewing the health of soil and crops with the naked eye is very limited and is reactionary. Multispectral sensor technology allows you to see further than the naked eye. Applications for Multispectral equipped UAS include:

  • Utility right-of-way mapping
  • Railroad right-of-way mapping
  • Agricultural farms
  • Golf course management
When we needed quick results on aerial survey of a stone quarry in controlled air space, AirShark responded promptly with their existing airspace waivers and network of licensed pilots. 18 hours after we called the mission was complete.
Marshall Rich
AirShark helped to plan, mobilize, and deliver accurate GIS and LiDAR data for a VELCO site under development. They have flown/mapped this site three times, and we have found the UAS provided data as an excellent source of information to complement our internal planning process
Andrew Flynn
GISP, VELCO GIS Analyst/Developer

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