White Paper

Reaching 1 cm (0.4 in) in drone survey accuracy

Tests in the USA and Switzerland prove that the WingtraOne mapping drone repeatedly reaches the best-in-class 1 cm (0.4 in) absolute accuracy.

Learn, how the WingtraOne drone achieved this level of accuracy and what to do to get closer to these measures in your own surveys.

Discussed in this white paper:
  • Accuracy tests setup and results
  • Sample data from more than 20 flights
  • Factors influencing accuracy
  • How you can achieve this accuracy in your next project

Tests setup and validation in collaboration with

1 cm (0.4 in) drone surveying accuracy is possible in optimal conditions, with little to no vegetation, using well-marked, highly-visible, manually-measured checkpoints and an impeccably established base station. It is important to note that 1 cm (0.4 in) absolute accuracy is the lowest measure that Wingtra has achieved.

Professional expertise and established infrastructure are critical to prove these results. Our tests have been set up and validated in collaboration with ETH Zurich and RDO Integrated Controls.  ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) is the world’s 3rd best university for engineering and technology (Top universities, 2019). RDO Integrated Controls is one of the largest Topcon dealers and the largest Wingtra distributor in the USA.

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Aerial data collection and processing in terms of accuracy: what to expect and how to aim high [Q&A]

Wednesday March 4, 2020
18:00 (CEST Time)
In this webinar:
  • Discuss tools and methods to collect high-accuracy aerial data ​
  • Set the expectations around drone data accuracy​
  • Explore how data processing can enable better output​s
  • Host a 15 min Q&A session​


Francois Gervaix
Geospatial Project Manager at Wingtra
Alexey Pasumansky
Technical Specialist at AgiSoft LLC
Stephanie Lambert Wingtra
Stephanie Lambert
Head of Direct Sales at Wingtra
Our experts can
  • Answer any questions about the WingtraOne
  • Talk about your business and operational needs
  • Advise you about drone use
  • Provide you with a quote
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