Surveying Texas Since 1980 Family Owned, Customer Devoted

Firm # 10045400

(281) 699-8756

LIDAR technology, with its unmatched detail and efficiency, has transformed land surveying. South Texas Surveying leverages this innovation with our LIDAR drone surveying services, producing high-resolution 3D terrain models essential for today's complex projects and stringent standards.

What is a LiDAR Land Survey?

A LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) survey is a type of aerial land surveying technique that uses laser light to measure distances to the Earth. This technology creates high-resolution maps that include topographical features and can be used for various applications like construction planning, environmental conservation, and real estate development. UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) aerial land surveys involve using drones equipped with LiDAR sensors to capture detailed 3D models of the terrain. This method is known for its precision, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, making it suitable for a wide range of surveying needs.

The Advantages of LIDAR Drone Surveying

  1. Unrivaled Precision: Our drones equipped with LIDAR deliver unparalleled detail in surveys, crucial for precise planning and execution of various projects.
  2. Efficient and Cost-effective: Drone LIDAR mapping not only expedites the surveying process but also proves to be cost-effective over time.
  3. Versatile Applications: Ideal for construction planning, environmental conservation, or real estate development, our LIDAR drones cater to a wide range of needs.

South Texas Surveying's Expertise

Our fleet integrates with traditional surveying methods, ensuring comprehensive results. Our FAA-licensed pilots are skilled in both UAV inspection and delivery services, guaranteeing quality outcomes.

Explore Our Advanced Surveying Solutions

Contact South Texas Surveying to learn more about our cutting-edge LIDAR drone capabilities and how we can enhance your next project with advanced aerial land surveying.

To Learn More About Our Drone Fleet and The Services We Offer, Please Call Us At: 1 (281) 699-8756 


Drone Fleet Services Offered


  • Photogrammetry Services
  • Volumetric Calculations
  • LiDAR Surveys
  • Marketing videos
  • High-Res Photos
  • Contour Mapping
  • Topographic Drone Surveys
  • 3D Modeling
south-texas-survey-drone-uav-services-scaled-panorama_adobe_express


How much does a drone survey cost? -

The cost of a drone survey depends on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the type of survey required (e.g., LiDAR, photogrammetry, or volumetric calculations), the location and accessibility of the site, and the surveyor's fees. Additionally, the required data resolution, processing, and any deliverables or reporting can impact the overall cost. To obtain an accurate estimate for your project, it's recommended to consult with a professional drone survey provider who can assess your specific needs and provide a tailored quote. Request a Quote

How do drone surveys benefit land surveying projects? +

Drone surveys offer a fast, cost-effective, and accurate method for capturing aerial imagery and topographic data, allowing surveyors to access hard-to-reach areas and reducing the time spent on site, resulting in improved efficiency and project outcomes.

What is LiDAR surveying and how does it differ from traditional methods? +

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) surveying uses laser technology to capture high-resolution 3D data, providing detailed topographic and structural information. It offers faster data collection and improved accuracy compared to traditional surveying methods.

How do photogrammetry services complement land surveying projects? +

Photogrammetry involves the creation of 3D models and maps from aerial photographs. It complements land surveying projects by providing detailed visualizations of terrain and structures, aiding in project planning, design, and analysis.

What are the advantages of using drone-based LiDAR surveys? +

Drone-based LiDAR surveys combine the precision of LiDAR technology with the versatility and efficiency of drones, enabling surveyors to capture accurate, high-resolution data even in challenging terrains or hard-to-reach areas.

How can volumetric calculations benefit construction and mining projects? +

Volumetric calculations, derived from accurate survey data, help determine the volume of materials needed for construction projects or the volume of materials extracted in mining operations. This information enables more precise resource planning, cost estimation, and project management.

What should I consider when choosing a provider for drone surveys, LiDAR surveys, and photogrammetry services? +

Select a provider based on their licensure, experience, technology, and reputation. Ensure they utilize advanced equipment, follow industry best practices, and maintain a track record of successful project outcomes.

Can drone surveys and LiDAR be used for environmental assessments and monitoring? +

Yes, drone surveys and LiDAR technology can effectively capture data for environmental assessments and monitoring, providing valuable information on vegetation, wildlife habitats, erosion, and other environmental factors that impact project planning and regulatory compliance.

What industries can benefit from drone surveys, LiDAR surveys, and photogrammetry services? +

Various industries, including construction, mining, real estate, agriculture, and environmental management, can benefit from these advanced surveying techniques, thanks to their accuracy, efficiency, and ability to capture comprehensive data.

How do drone and LiDAR surveys help with infrastructure projects and utility planning? +

Drone and LiDAR surveys provide detailed, high-resolution data that can be used to plan, design, and maintain infrastructure projects and utility systems. These technologies enable accurate assessment of site conditions, identification of potential issues, and optimization of project execution.

With over 40 years of experience surveying Texas properties


South Texas Surveying offers reliable, fast, and cutting-edge commercial land surveying services, leveraging drone technology, LiDAR, and volumetric calculations for optimal results. Our bonded and insured company specializes in ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, Category 1A Condition II surveys, residential surveys, topographic surveys, construction surveys, platting services, and elevation certificates, catering to a wide range of property types.

Learn more about us.

Reliable & Fast Service


Utilizing advanced drone survey services, LiDAR, and precise volumetric calculations, we prioritize our clients' needs and provide efficient, accurate outcomes for every project. At South Texas Surveying, our family's reputation is built on a commitment to excellence and client satisfaction. Discover our comprehensive surveying solutions, tailored to meet the demands of today's commercial land development projects.

Need to Hire a Surveyor?

Call one of our experienced surveyors or contact us online to discuss your needs and receive a custom quote.