Survey & Mapping

The low-cost survey solution that delivers data, faster and safer

Trust the Leading Drone Service in Africa

Survey managers know that in order to meet tight project deadlines, you need a survey partner which is fast, accurate and cost effective.

Proven Accuracy and Results

Drone-based aerial photogrammetry has revolutionised how surveying teams operate.

Achieve a 95% confidence level of up to 30mm Root Mean Square, ensuring high resolution data, designed for accurate volumetric calculations and engineering plans.

Why Outsource your Survey operations?

As one of the first licensed commercial drone operators in South Africa, our experience allows us to provide the best fit-for-purpose solution which matches your business needs.

Save on technology costs, as well as administrative (and licensing) headaches – all you need is the data, delivered speedily and cost-effectively.

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Typical Survey
& Mapping

Short term Planning:

  • Aerial photographs & Orthomosiacs
  • Stockpile Volumes
  • Rehabilitation area mapping
  • Pit and dump management
  • Road Construction & Bridge Maintenance
  • Project Inspection & Track compliance according to site requirements
  • Oversee and control on-site activity and monitor progress
  • Thermal mapping
  • Up-to-date surfaces for optimised blast designs
  • Pre and post blast data
  • Terrain modelling
  • Earthworks & rock fire management

Long term Planning:

  • Township Establishment & Infrastructure Mapping
  • Monitor surface stability
  • Mapping of steep inaccessible inclines
  • Creation of location and inventory plans

Accurate is

While LIDAR (laser-measuring) has always been the favoured approach for high-accuracy projects, survey managers generally end up filtering most of the data out of their point clouds.

Photogrammetry is the cost-effective alternative, and when paired with drone technology, which is able to capture images from 400ft in the air, provides a high-level overall view of any project with data accuracy that is very comparable with other survey methods.

Rocketmine data can be exported to:

Index MapgeoTIFF(.tiff), ECWAgPixel, QGIS, Esri ArcGIS, GlobalMapper
3D Point Cloud.las, .laz, .plyGlobalMapper, AutoDesk, Esri ArcGIS, 3DShaper
Digital Surface Model (DSM)geoTIFF(.tiff)GlobalMapper, QGIS, GeoMedia, Esri ArcGIS
High resolution
images and
geoTIFF(.tiff), KML files (.png/.kml), ECW, JPEGGlobalMapper, QGIS, GeoMedia, Esri ArcGIS, Google Earth
Contour Lines.dxf, .shpAutoDesk, Esri ArcGIS, Surpac, Vulcan, DraftSight
Video animations/
3D flythroughs
.mp4GlobalMapper, QGIS, GeoMedia, Esri ArcGIS, VLC, QuickTime

Interested in Rocketmine survey solutions?

From stress monitoring to measuring erosion channels, Rocketmine provides the flexibility to meet your aerial data needs.