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Surveyors using drones to gather data are making day-to-day operations faster, safer and more cost-effective.  Join the likes of Costain, Pfizer and Can group who have improved their business efficiency by adopting drone technology.


Meet James Pick 

Business Development Manager – Surveying & Construction

As a surveyor by trade James knows the importance of making strategic decisions that ensure your organisation is achieving survey-grade data for your projects. Every organisation is unique and that’s why it’s important that your drone solution is too.

I was recommended to James via Chris York @ Buckingham group, from the first phone call through the the buying process James was brilliant. I’ve had drones for over 5 years but with James’ help I decided the next step was to purchase the Phantom 4 RTK and Pix4D. James and the team have been excellent throughout my setup, even available through WhatsApp within minutes! Thank you for all your help and look forward to working with you ” – BB Surveys Ltd


Phase One iXM and P3 Integration 

James recently had the opportunity to demo the versatility of the Phase One integration with the Matrice 300. He was tasked with creating a high resolution model of a church tower for heritage site analysis and inspection.

For the mission he used the PhaseOne ixm 100mp with a 80mm AF lens using the P3 integration mounted onto the DJI M300 RTK. The data set consisted of 220 high resolution images captured from 5 – 10 metres away from the area of interest.  With the RTK enabled this allowed DJI Terra to easily merge the two datasets from two separate flights to create a hyper realistic model with high relative accuracy.

The high quality of the data set allowed for recent restoration works to be captured and stored for further reference, while the point could data supported analysis in assessing the structural integrity of the church.

Why Should You Use Drones?


“Drones are a buzz word in the survey sector, they’re an invaluable tool that clients often outsource. Instead of having boots on the ground, drones provide a highly cost efficient solution when collecting data on large sites.

We can also look at combining data sets from laser scanning and drone imaging to create a homogenous data set which provides a complete survey solution for clients”.

– Simon Judd, Precision Air Surveys.


“We had such large data sets that needed capturing, and it wasn’t possible with our manpower, so we turned to drones as a solution to allow us to take on far larger projects. The accuracy was also far better, to the point where it could decrease the number of surveying visits greatly, presenting a far more time efficient solution.

The repeatability was also a large draw, as projects which require longitudinal surveys, require incredibly accurate repetition over an extended time which drones provide”.

– Chris York, Buckingham Group ltd.


What happened when Buckingham Group compared 3 Survey Drones


Get the full 360° solution


Everything you need to introduce a UAV survey solution to your business including expert support from a survey specialist

This package includes:

  • DJI Phantom 4 RTK – quadcopter, controller and accessories
  • Two extra P4 RTK batteries + One RC battery
  • 12-months of Coptrz Care
  • Up to 3 A2 CofC course Drone Training course – Online
  • 1-year Pix4Dmapper licence
  • 1-year Network RTK licence – 40 hours per week
  • 1-2-1 Masterclass with James Pick including P4RTK familiarisation and Pix4D workflow

£12,290 + Vat

Payment plans available




The Phantom 4 RTK’s big brother. The Matrice 300 RTK paired with Zenmuse P1 is a formidable drone set-up perfect for experienced drone operators to collect quality, survey-grade data.

This package includes:

  • Matrice 300 RTK Aircraft, controller + accessories
  • Zenmuse P1 Camera with 35mm Lens
  • Two TB60 batteries
  • 4G Dongle for Matrice 300 RTK
  • 12-months of Coptrz Care 
  • 1-2-1 Survey Masterclass with James Pick
  • Premium Care Package (M300 Series)
  • 1-year Network RTK Licence – 40 hours per week
  • Pix4D Licence
  • Lifetime access to Coptrz Academy
  • Operations Manual Support

£19,990 + Vat

Payment plans available




Collect data more efficiently in large scale surveying and mapping applications with the Wingtra PPK

This package includes:

  • Wingtra PPK Aircraft, controller + accessories
  • Sony RX 42 Megapixel Camera
  • Two extra batteries
  • 12-months of Coptrz Care
  • Handover training and Fixed Wing Assessment
  • Pix4D Mapper one-year licence
  • Pix4D Essentials two-day workshop
  • Lifetime access to Coptrz Academy
  • Operations Manual Support

£30,790 + Vat

Payment plans available



FLIR Duo Pro R

A complete, integrated aerial thermal camera designed for commercial & industrial applications.  Dual high-resolution thermal and 4K visual imaging into a single powerful, convenient package.

Phase One iXM

Incorporates the first medium-format sensor with backside-illumination technology, enabling high light sensitivity and extended dynamic range to satisfy diverse mapping & surveying applications.

LiDAR Snoopy A-Series

The A-Series is light-weight and easy to use. Begin scanning with just a click of a button on your smartphone. Offered with either ‘Puck & Puck LITE’ or ‘HDL-32E’ sensors, meaning surveying accuracy down to +/- 2cm.

LiDAR Snoopy V-Series

A powerful 3D mapping solution for businesses across multiple disciplines. With the long-range version boasting a range of 550m the VUX collects data which is incomparable to its competitors.


“Since 2018 Coptrz have become our sole training provider. Along with pilot NQE qualifications, vocational lessons have also been given on how to use drones to complete survey-grade photogrammetry, We’ve purchased a host of assets from Coptrz and made them our “one-stop-shop” for all things UAV.”

Jonathan Wales, Head of Videography and Aerial Solutions, COSTAIN

PiX4D Mapper

Pix4Dmapper is the leading aerial photogrammetry software. It turns your images into highly precise, geo-referenced 2D maps and 3D models. Customisable, timely, and complements a wide range of applications and software.


Global Mapper is the ultimate application for surveyors wanting to create 3D maps from data collected by LiDAR enabled drones. Get in touch for more information about 3D Mapping software.


Are you paying too much for your Network RTK Licence? As part of Coptrz commitment to the survey industry we offer Network RTK licences in three subscription options with great value.

  • I don't know where to start.

  • Why should I consider drone technology for my surveys?

  • Why should I bring a drone solution in-house?

  • Do I still need a drone if I'm not doing large topographic surveys?

  • This sounds great, but surely it’s out of our budget?

  • Can I trade-in my drone in return for a discount if I want to upgrade my hardware?

  • Do I need previous experience in Surveying to work with Drones in the Survey Sector?


Phantom 4 RTK for Surveying

Are you thinking about adopting drone technology into your operations, but don’t know where to start?

If you answered “yes’, then this webinar is the perfect starting point for you.

This webinar focuses on the Phantom 4 RTK which is the best drone on the market for surveyors looking to adopt drones into their survey workflows.

A complete package including everything you need to get started with the Phantom 4 RTK is available from £10,330 + Vat.

James Pick, the UK’s Leading Expert on using drones for surveying and surveyor by trade will take you through everything you need to know about unlocking the potential of drones within your operations to make them safer, faster and more cost-effective.


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