Virtual Surveyor offers enhanced capabilities in its drone surveying software

The “Valley” plan of Virtual Surveyor now allows users to create engineering CAD models from drone orthophotos and/or LiDAR data sets.

Virtual Surveyor offers enhanced capabilities in its drone surveying software
Virtual Surveyor offers enhanced capabilities in its drone surveying software

Virtual Surveyor offers enhanced capabilities in its drone surveying software

Virtual Surveyor has added new functionality to the free pricing level of its popular drone surveying software in the new release 7.4. The “Valley” plan of Virtual Surveyor now allows users to create engineering CAD models from drone orthophotos and/or LiDAR data sets.

Op ‘t Eyndt, Virtual Surveyor CEO mentions in the Press Release that originally offered as a free viewing tool for imagery and elevation models captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), their Valley software plan now enables surveyors to create topographic line surveys for small-area projects.

Available under three pricing plans, the Virtual Surveyor software enables surveyors to derive topographic information from drone data that engineers need for construction, mining, and other excavation projects.

The software has become popular among surveyors and engineers because its tools allow them to work effectively with drone data.

Virtual Surveyor generates an interactive onscreen environment where the surveyor selects survey points and breaklines to create a highly accurate lightweight CAD model for further use in engineering design packages.

When the surveyor wants to calculate volumetric change directly in Virtual Surveyor using all data points, like stockpiles or a cut/fill map, the software creates a clean terrain model to remove conveyors and machines through simple clicking.

In addition to upgrading the free Valley plan, Virtual Surveyor 7.4 has changed the names and enhanced capabilities of its other purchase plans too.

Op ‘t Eyndt added that all Virtual Surveyor plans now empower surveyors to extract meaningful topographic information from their drone data. Virtual Surveyor 7.4 also includes other functionality improvements that span all three pricing levels, making the software faster and easier to use.

Most notably, users can now easily rename layers and items, and move items between layers through drag-and-drop. Download the free Valley application today and see what else is new in the Virtual Surveyor smart drone mapping package.