Drones & Payloads

Professional-grade UAV technology has revolutionized surveying in the last decade. Fixed-wing or Multirotor solutions introduce speed, accuracy, and safety to quantitative surveying tasks around inaccessible or precarious job sites.

Both fixed-wing and multirotor solutions are available at CSDS with various purchase options. You can also engage our professional services team in a proof-of-concept exercise to use any of our UAV solutions on a real job. Both technologies can cover up to a square kilometre in 60 minutes and provide millions of points to complete your topographic analysis, volume calculation, as well as provide an environmental survey of your site.

Fixed-wing or multirotor?

Most fixed-wing drones available on the market will offer between one and two hours of flight time, compared to 30-45 minutes for quadcopters. Fixed-wing drones are therefore able to cover more area with one flight, thus allowing you to collect data on a large area (quarry, road, etc.) in a single flight. The multirotor system may require more missions to complete the same survey.

Multirotor and Versatility

With field-swappable payloads, multirotor offer the ability to go from one payload to another in minutes. There are also more available options for payloads on multirotor than on fixed-wing systems.

UAV-based LiDAR systems have gained popularity in the surveying industry because of their accuracy and reduced processing time. However, the biggest efficiency gain is the ability to penetrate vegetation to get readings on the original ground. The LiDAR solutions offered by Cansel provide a streamlined workflow to generate colourized, accurate point clouds - immediately after post-flight.

Featured products

DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise Series

Your everyday commerical drone.

The Mavic 3 Enterprise Series redefines industry standards for small commercial drones. With a mechanical shutter, a 56× zoom camera, and an RTK module for centimeter-level precision, the Mavic 3E brings mapping and mission efficiency to new heights.

Compact and Portable

4/3 CMOS Wide Camera[1]

56× Hybrid Zoom

640 × 512 px Thermal Camera [2]

45-min Max Flight Time[3]

DJI O3 Enterprise Transmission

Centimeter-level Positioning with RTK [4]

High-Volume Loudspeaker [4]

[1] Available for Mavic 3E only.

[2] DO NOT expose the thermal camera lenses to strong sources of energy such as the sun, lava, or a laser beam. Otherwise, the camera sensor may be burned leading to permanent damage.

[3] Measured at 32.4 kph uniform speed at sea level in a windless environment. For reference only. Please pay attention to the DJI Pilot 2 App for return flight tips when actually flying.

[4] Accessories sold separately.

Zenmuse P1

Efficiency through flexible full-frame photogrammetry.

The Zenmuse P1 integrates a full-frame sensor with interchangeable fixed-focus lenses on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal. Designed for photogrammetry flight missions, it takes efficiency and accuracy to a whole new level.

Accuracy without GCPs 3 cm horizontally / 5 cm vertically[1]

High Efficiency 3 km2 covered in a single flight[2]

Global Mechanical Shutter[3] Shutter Speed 1/2000 Seconds

45 MP Full-frame Sensor

3-axis Stabilized Gimbal Smart Oblique Capture

TimeSync 2.0 - Synchronization at the Microsecond Level

[1] Using Mapping Mission at a GSD of 3 cm, with an 75% front overlap rate and a 55% side overlap rate.

[2] At a GSD of 3 cm, with an 75% front overlap rate and a 55% side overlap rate.

[3] The global shutter is achieved with a central leaf shutter.

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