Photogrammetry and LiDAR

UAS Mapping Services

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
  • Aerial LiDAR
  • Damage assessment and more

LiDAR Services

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 – measuring change during construction
  • College campuses – site planning and lighting studies
  • Environmental engineers – tracking coastal erosion
  • Municipalities – measuring flood damage

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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UAS Mapping Day and night


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
engineering Utility Company Environmental Engineering UAS LiDAR
We imported ARE’s topographic contours into a publicly accessible web map in ArcGIS Online. The ARE data gave us a solid foundation for completing our fieldwork, and clients were able to access our data and follow the progress as it happened in the field. ARE’s data allowed us to quickly and effectively target field observations. Once we were done with the fieldwork, we used ARE’s data and our observations to define drainage area boundaries and gully profiles and ultimately to set priorities for moving ahead with designs to fix some long-standing erosion and drainage problems.
Amy Macrellis
Stone Environmental
Recently I had the benefit of meeting with and observing the ARE team in action flying a UAV LiDAR coastal wetlands survey project alongside an experienced PLS. The ARE team is a highly professional group with all the required skills to deliver cutting edge, UAV-based results on the most demanding mapping and inspection projects across the U.S. They are setting the bar for the rest of the industry.
Gene Roe
Managing Editor, LiDAR News
The American Rail Engineers (ARE) flight team provided excellent full service from the planning phase to the delivery of hi-resolution photogrammetry of the NH Port Authority Market Street Terminal project in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. From the simplest to the most complex challenge, ARE understood our vision and provided customized solutions. As a trusted advisor, they managed every step of the process and worked seamlessly with our engineers to provide detailed images for all stakeholders on the project.  I look forward to the next opportunity to utilize ARE services in the UAS space.    
David Marcotte
Appledore Marine Engineering
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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