Drones can help Bangor business soar


A hi-tech firm is taking to the skies with unmanned drones to tap into a growing demand for aerial footage in planning, environmental and even tourism projects.

Vizworx, based on Parc Menai, Bangor, has put major investment into buying a hexacopter and a plane, both of which are radio operated.

The firm is using the technology to create aerial surveys and then processing the data to create terrain models accurate to about 5cms.

It can also be used for aerial inspections or general filming that could support a range of projects from tourism to heritage. The company has had to work with the Civil Aviation Authority to gain permissions for the work.

Alan Roberts, from Vizworx, a 3D visualisation firm, said: “We have invested fairly heavily in  this new equipment to offer some new services that compliment our existing work. It means we can now offer UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) services, using some advanced technology.

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