Getting Started with Drones in Surveying for Site Development

Learn how to conduct aerial photogrammetric surveys & adopt accurate survey data

July 1, 2020
Looking to leverage drones for surveying land? We discussed the importance and value of surveying for site development, including how to conduct aerial photogrammetric surveys, better understand accuracy variables, analyze accuracy reports, and adopt accurate survey data in construction for commercial solar developments. Experts from CompassDrone and Invenergy joined us as speakers on this webinar. Hear from experts on how to: Identify use cases in commercial solar developments Replace old survey tools with drones Easily fly large sites Establish methods for globally accurate data capture Conduct and verify data accuracy


Brooks Allwardt
Enterprise Services Manager, DroneDeploy

Brooks Allwardt is an Enterprise Services Manager with DroneDeploy and specializes in helping organizations create effective drone operations systems to manage their program. His engineering background and extensive experience in operations has allowed him the opportunity to standardize operating procedures and manage drone pilots across all genres of customers. Brooks’s passion is in helping customers find all of the value opportunities of drones in a consistent, safe, and compliant manner. A Part 107 pilot himself, Brooks grew up in the midwest and first honed his drone flying skills making waterskiing and wakeboarding videos of his friends during the summertime. When he is not flying Brooks enjoys reading, traveling, learning new geospatial information and is recognized in some small circles as a ping pong champion.

Sam Marking
Construction Project Manager, Invenergy

Sam works at Invenergy LLC, the world’s leading privately held sustainable energy company. Invenergy has developed more than 23,000 megawatts of power globally and currently has more than 145+ projects in operation or development. There, he works as an assistant project manager for Invenergy, since 2018 working on both solar and wind farms across the United States.Samalso heads up the drone initiative for the development and construction phases of the company working through the DroneDeploy platform.

Andrew Carey
Remote Sensing Solutions Manager, CompassDrone

Andrew Carey is the Remote Sensing Solutions Manager at CompassDrone. Passionate about surveying and mapping challenges, he strives to incorporate innovative technologies and datasets, resulting in quality solutions that provide practical business application and enhance decision-making ability. Over the past 7 years, Andrew has worked with clients on the leading edge of new field data collection systems and methodologies, which has led him to employ a consultative approach in promoting solutions that will improve quality, maximize efficiency, and streamline access to the data within their current business operations.

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