Introduction to ETC Hire – UAV Service (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

ETC Hire UAV Service provides an innovative approach to asset inspections. Our mapping capability enables our clients to achieve previously difficult, costly applications successfully, efficiently and cost effectively.

ETC Hire can provide Orthomosaic digital surface models, 3D models and photogrammetry of large scale projects with accuracy and resolution that would be very costly with traditional aerial surveys or GPS systems.

Our team has been on the cutting edge of high-tech mapping services for more than 18 years. We are committed to providing highly accurate, measurable data to our clients. The 3D formats and geo-referenced data we deliver improve visualisation and the ability for Engineers and Architects to design in 3D. We also offer a professional aerial photography service, where we can highlight property features and landmarks.    

Aerial photography

GIS and Mapping Services



Aerial drones can capture amazing still photographs and breathtaking video footage for a variety of occasions, venues, and industries. Examples include outdoor weddings, sporting events, marketing, real estate promotion, public, private, and commercial projects.


With over 18 years of experience in GIS, ADAC and 3D data modelling, ETC Hire UAV Services can take drone data capture to a new level.

  • Have access to up-to-date information
  • Export true orthomosaic, digital surface models and 3d models
  • Output compatible with GIS and other professional platforms
  • We use pix4D to achieve high end data to its clients.
  • Keep the BIM process under control by; real time imagery, overlay of CAD files.


The team at ETC Hire can work with your team or surveyors to provide:-

  • Geo-referenced digital surface models (DSM)
  • Digital terrain models (DTM)
  • Contour line
  • Digital elevation models (DEM)
  • Volumetrics
  • Orthomosaics
  • 3D point clouds
  • 3D reconstructions
  • 2D maps    


ETC Hire – UAV Service applications for drone inspections;

Tall structures, rooftops, buildings ext.

A more traditional way to inspect tall structures would be to take high resolution ground photographs or have people go to the top by elevator and descend down the side with ropes and a harness while they take high resolution images of problematic areas on the tower structure while recording notes.

With the use of UAV technology, ETC Hire can supply high resolution imagery and 3D modelling.

Our 3D model can be seamlessly integrated with CAD software for final analysis.

We can quickly provide aerial imagery offering insurance companies photography of damaged sustained to buildings, assets or other structures.

Inexpensive, no need for scaffolding, elevated platforms, or helicopters that can be expensive.

Improved health and safety.

Applications include:-

  • Phone tower inspections
  • Lighting tower inspections
  • Insurance assessments
  • Pipeline inspections
  • Water tower inspections
  • Utility inspections
  • Ship and ship mask inspections
  • Asset inspection

What ETC Hire – UAV will allow you to achieve

Why should you use ETC Hire for your mapping and inspection needs?

Using our services can significantly reduce the time spent collecting accurate data over large or small distances. By acquiring faster data from the sky, aerial mapping turns a job that takes weeks to complete into a job that is finished in just a few days.

Use of a UAV minimises:-

  • The exposure of staff to dangerous environments
  • The time that surveying teams would normally spend on the ground
  • Risks taken when measuring sites such as unstable slopes and dangerous environments


UAV Services

The time traditionally spent on data and information gathering can be better spent on analysing and strategic planning.

ETC Hire UAV Services has a high safety and maintenance system, RePL licence to operate up to 2kg with CASA approval and is fully insured.