Drone Mapping, Surveys & Inspections

Advanced Certified by Transport Canada and Aviation Insured

CG Drones offers a full spectrum of aerial services, such as aerial surveys and mapping, 2D-3D modelling, UHD image/video and thermal inspections to various sectors in construction, energy, waste management, communications, utility, emergency and insurance companies, tourism and marketing.

Our management has over 30 years in commercial and civil aviation. CG Drones is compiled of business professionals, pilots, and technology experts and network of specialist from the private and public sectors.

Our Drone Applications Continue to Grow and Expand

CG Drones has a strong understanding of many industries and can complete your aerial projects efficiently, while adding additional value through our own experiences in the field.

  • Mapping
  • Volumetrics
  • Inspections
  • Photography
  • 3D Modeling
  • Job Progress Reporting
  • Change Over Time Monitoring
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Utilities and Energy
  • Government & Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Commercial Real Estate

By performing aerial inspections CG Drones reduces the risk and provides cost effective and timely service. Aerial inspections can identify structural defects and visualize details from multiple angles. Thermal behavior of any structure can also be captured. This combination of sensor outputs provides detailed decision-making data.

CG Drones provides complete aerial mapping from individual stockpiles to complete earthwork sites. The imagery is reviewed and processed to give you comprehensive coverage of intricate areas, resulting in precise volumetric measurements.

Providing mapping and measuring for urban planning, terrain modelling, large scale mapping and more. Certified by Transport Canada, CG Drones handles the certifications, regulations, insurance and compliance requirements. A complete risk transfer, allowing you to concentrate on your core business.

CG Drones utilizes equipment and technology that is more than capable of capturing the imagery required to create accurate orthomosaic maps for stockpile analysis, development, construction, and environmental analysis. UHD and Thermal video are used more in the inspections of pipes, solar panels, utility and communication towers and poles.


CG Drone’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are used to efficiently collect aerial data in order to improve site planning and quality control, manage assets, and reduce risk on the job site.

The outputs generated from aerial mapping are ideally suited to construction and remediation sites where daily change over time data of stockpiles and excavations is required for financial and time management purposes. Aerial imagery also makes the job or structure and roof inspections much more timely and much safer than traditional methods.

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Applications & Solutions for Various Sectors

The team services various sectors in construction, government, environmental, utility and telecommunications, insurance, tourism, media communications and production firms.

Power Line Inspections
Wind Turbine Inspections
Agriculture Health
Bridge Inspection
Solar Panel Inspection
Telcom Inspection
Construction Site Mapping
Building Roof Inspection

Frequently Asked Questions

How accurate are drone surveys?

The accuracy of an aerial survey is based on the quality of the drone, the payload and/or lens being used to capture the data, the environmental conditions and the processing software used to render results. Our aerial surveys offer +/- 2cm accuracy, like most professional surveys. The big difference is the time it takes, the cost, and the volume of measurements that are taken. A 30 minute flight across a 75 acre earthworks project can result in over 3 million points of measurement. The data and picture collection will then provide a complete site image, 2D and 3D image capabilities, as well as the ability to perform additional calculations, like cut and fill or volumetrics.

Using GCP’s or Ground Control Points and a geodetic coordinate system, drones can provide both relative and absolute orientation.

How are drone surveys performed?

A drone survey refers to the use of a drone, or remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) to capture aerial data with downward-facing sensors, such as RGB or multispectral cameras, thermal sensors, or LIDAR payloads. These maps can also be used to extract information such as highly accurate distances, thermal data, large-stitched together images or volumetric measurements.

Can you fly drones in cities or built up areas?

Transport Canada has issued laws that govern the size of drone one can fly, if a basic or advanced certification is required, where you can fly a drone, as well as any additional procedures that may be required. Depending on the aerial mission, one may require filing a request with NavCan, notifying a close by aerodrome or airport control tower, acquiring a special flight operations certificate or (SFOC) or all the above. CG Drones is advanced certified and fully insured with commercial aviation insurance. We are capable of fulfilling all these requirements as part of any project plan.