Labasa Aerial Survey

Case Study

11 flights, 3 days, 2727 photos across 1729 acres


When conducting a feasibility study and design for a bypass road in Labasa, SCOPE Pacific required detailed and accurate topographic surveys over a large area.


Prior to conducting the aerial survey a ground control survey was conducted by Wood & Jepsen Consultants using GNSS/GPS. A total of 49 ground control points were captured with 10 checkpoints used to verify accuracy.

The drone survey was then conducted using a Sensefly Ebee plus. A total of 11 flights over 3 days were carried out capturing a total of 2727 photos. The images were then processed using Agi soft and global mapper to produce the orthomosaic map, contours and classified point cloud.


Drone surveys are becoming the method of choice for surveyors across the world for large area topographic surveys and mapping. Kahuto Pacific has partnered with surveying firms across the Pacific to deliver solutions that enabled us to deliver a viable surveying solution for SCOPE Pacific.