Aerial mapping is a valuable tool in the design phase of construction, to provide accurate data for a range of objectives, including the layout of new roading or the relocation of fill.

Aerial mapping provides an alternative to GPS surveying, providing earthwork volumes and accurate ortho imagery to show progress to date on construction and roading projects. This is also useful for planning and programming of progress claims.

As well as reducing the amount of time required for surveying, aerial mapping provides up-to-date imagery, and helps reduce health and safety concerns on some sites, such as construction zones and roading networks, where surveying personnel on site can create a hazard.

Aerial mapping allows for cost effective mapping of larger tracts of land, which can ultimately provide more options for clients, depending on the nature of their project.

Aerial mapping is also useful in urban environments to assist with city planning, and to measure the varying impacts of a new building on existing infrastructure.