UAS (unmanned aircraft system) / Drone Services

Unmanned aircraft offer a new, safe and cost-effective way to view things. We began specializing in commercial UAS/Drone Technology as a way to enhance our engineering services but it has quickly grown into its own full-service division offering professional flight services, aerial data processing and consulting to our clients. UAS/drone technology allows us to safely and efficiently view, document, and measure areas or structures in ways that are often more cost effective and safer than using traditional methods.

With FAA Part 107 Certified pilots (PICs), we deploy three flight crews throughout the Midwest utilizing commercial grade aircraft to collect high definition aerial images and data. We can then process this data to create highly precise, georeferenced 2D maps and 3D models. We also utilize FLIR “thermal” imaging and video for analysis and specialty inspections. We also volunteer our assistance in Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue missions through the Air Coordination Group (“ACG”) Drone Network.

Edge Consulting is proud to be a founding member of the UAS Advisory Network (UASAN, formerly the State of Wisconsin UAS Advisory Board).

Terms to reference — We realize that most people think of the word “drone”, however, we typically use the more industry accepted terms listed below:

  • UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)
  • UA (Unmanned Aircraft)
  • UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System)


Our UAS / Drone service offerings include:

Professional Aerial Surveying and Mapping


  • 2D/3D Mapping
  • 3D Point Cloud Data
  • FLIR- 3D Thermal Mapping
  • DSM (Digital Surface Model)
  • Contours
  • Photogrammetry
  • GIS Integration

Aerial and Drone Inspections

  • Communication Towers
  • Buildings and Structures
  • Bridges
  • Power Line & Sub-Station Inspections
  • Construction Site Monitoring
  • Environmental – Wetlands, Waterways
  • Remote Viewing
  • Path and Corridor Analysis

Photography & Videography

  • Event Videography
  • Live Broadcasting
  • Scenic Photos-Video
  • Aerial Property Photos

UAS / Drone Videos