We hitched a trailer mast to Ballater, Aberdeenshire, last week in order to provide re-assurance to the client on a proposed Telecoms site within the Forestry.
A trailer mast can be useful in a number of scenarios including:
- Offering Local Planning Authorities re-assurance on a proposed Telecoms site.
- Proving line of sight between existing, as well as proposed, Telecoms sites.
- Obtaining aerial panoramic photographs in restricted areas where we are unable to fly a drone.
We're back in the office after a successful trip to All Energy 2018. Ben, Jess and Jenna attended this years event at Glasgow SEC.
It was great to chat to the various contacts within the renewable's sector and in turn get ideas as to how Dales Surveying can assist in the industry. The seminars in Energy Storage were particularly useful.
Last week we went along to the Apprenticeship open evening at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale. It was great to chat to the enthusiastic bunch of aspiring individuals seeking an Apprenticeship, having completed their studies this summer.
We had lots of interest in the Apprentice Drone Pilot role - The role is a perfect opportunity for someone that likes to be out and about. Please give us a call, should you require any further information.
This week we've been all the way to St Ives in Cornwall.
In between taking pans, using the Phantom 4, we came across the Union Inn at Saltash. Unfortunately, we didn't have any time to spare in order to stop for a swift drink at such a British pub!
The thick blanket of snow, that has once again swept across the UK over the last few days, did not prevent us from getting to this Telecoms site in Aberdeenshire.
Equipped with Argocat, we travelled to the site with ease. Whilst at the site, we were able to take a critical line of sight shot, using a drone, to prove that a new site would link back to the existing site via a dish link.
Our Argocat is available to hire - learn more.
Yesterday we attended the CAAV New Electronic Communications Code briefing at Edinburgh. The 4.30 am start was certainly worth it, the briefing by Jeremy Moody and Kate Russell of the CAAV offering great depth into the new code and its implications to Telecoms agreements.
It was interesting to hear from Belinda Fawcett at CTIL on an operators stance to the new code, particularly how they hope to work collectively with landowners and their representatives to deliver 5G in the coming years. Furthermore, Ian Thornton-Kemsley, an independent consultant specialising in compulsory purchase, way-leaves and Telecommunications throughout the UK, offered his views on what landowners want from a new agreement.
This week the team have been busy! Despite freezing temperatures, Ben, Matt & Jess have successfully completed their training in order to allow them to safely operate the Hunter XBH-8x8.
This new bit of kit will allow us to access the remotest of locations with the required equipment and most importantly save our legs from the steep climbs that are often required when getting to site.
In simple terms Geo-fencing creates an invisible barrier which can be utilised around sensitive areas such as prisons, airports, schools, hospitals, and government buildings etc.
Geo-fencing is a feature in the drone’s software that uses the global positioning system (GPS) to define geographical boundaries. A drone will not be able to enter or take off from a geo-fenced area.
Earlier this year, a drone put 130 lives at risk when it passed directly over the wing of an aircraft at Gatwick Airport. In an attempt to reduce head line grabbing incidents and avoid any potentially serious air collisions, the government plans to bring forward and expand the use of ‘Geo-fencing’ in the UK. The government will be able to set up permanent and or temporary geo-fenced areas to ensure that drones aren’t able to gain access.
Learn more about Geo-fencing using the helpful guide on the Heliguy Website.