If you are not going to use GCPs, then Drone Deploy will work just fine. They have a great pricing plan and it is affordable even for small businesses. However, if you plan on using GCPs on site, and for construction work you should be, then simactives' Correlator3D UAV is the better choice for the price. Another option is Pix4d, which is more expensive then Correlator3D...Things are changing quickly...What is the best software to utilize for Construction site work?
How accurate are the control points you plan on using? Without accurate control on site that is incorporated into your post-processing then your accuracy is not going to be sufficient to do the job. Honestly, if they need to know the location of anchor bolts then why doesn't the site engineer shoot them in with a total station? That is the most accurate method. The second being GPS and third place would be a UAS.Scenario-you have a site that poors concrete in layers. With-in the concrete, there are retainer bolts. These get covered up when a new layer is stareted. Crew wants to see where those bolts after they have been covered up. It would also be preferred that the program finds them automatically and highlights them. (I’ve seen this for roof inspections before)
I could take multiple low altitude shots and stitch them together to crest one high res photo to punch in close and find them all myself or.....
This is where I could use some advise/ideas. Much appreciated!