Land & Rail

Cyberhawk was approached by a major utility company to provide topographic survey data and high-resolution aerial photography of a large substation in the north of Scotland.

The site comprised an existing substation and the ground that the new substation was to extend to. The client required the substation to remain live during the survey, which meant operations were still taking place with numerous plant vehicles being utilized.

It was deemed that gathering data utilising Cyberhawk’s UAV solution was the best and safest method for surveying the area.


Cyberhawk deployed a two-man team to carry out the work along with a combination of multi-rotor UAVs and GPS survey equipment. The ground control was surveyed using the GPS equipment and the multi-rotor UAV was used to safely fly the survey area.

A Digital Elevation Model (DEM), detailed orthophoto at 3cm ground resolution, a 360-degree spherical photo and panoramic photos were all provided. Cyberhawk’s rigorous health and safety and flight-planning procedures were approved in advance by the site owner, and all data gathered was used by the client to visualize the construction progress.