Today, we talk about drone mapping and surveyor certification. Will you get more drone mapping business once you get your surveyor’s certificate? Is there any advantage to getting your surveyor certification?
We think not. It is important to understand that drone mapping is vastly different from surveying. Traditional surveying typically deals with defining site lines or property lines. Whereas drone mapping applications include creation of interactive maps and models, measurement of volumetric stockpiles and creation of index maps for farms.
So, does a certified surveyor make more money than an unlicensed photogrammeter? Tune in to find out. Thanks to Ken for the question. Fly Safe!
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- [03:56] Today’s question is about getting your surveying certification
- [05:00] We cite information from U.S. Department of Labor which highlights the increasing popularity of drone mapping
- [05:47] Is there any significant advantage to getting your surveyor’s certification
- [05:58] Highlighting the difference between surveying and drone mapping applications
- [07:23] How much money can you make for high end mapping jobs?
- [10:50] Discussing the path to becoming a licensed surveyor
- [11:05 ] When should you consider getting your surveying license?