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greater confidence . For instance , it also may be beneficial to remove intermediate cover or fill waste in specific areas of the landfill .”
Additionally , using UAS is quicker , cheaper , and inherently safer than doing a “ boots on the ground ” survey . Instead of subjecting surveyors to the sharp edges , chemicals , and other hazards that might lie within , the UAS safely and efficiently soars overhead .
“ With the UAS system , you eliminate the concern of not only walking on the waste surface but also working around heavy equipment and vehicles in areas where pedestrians are not normally allowed – in this case our surveyors – and not expected to be ,” Lietz said . “ It makes it safer for us and for the client .”
“ It ’ s saving us money in the long run – and time ,” Quinnell added . “ There ’ s also less disruption at the site as far as having people around .”

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Jason Krueger , aerial mapping manager at Ayres Associates , said the company has been studying drone technology for more than five years and planning for how it would best support clients .
“ The UAS is a tool being used by the engineer or the surveyor at the project site ,” Krueger said . “ We ’ re using this technology to support ongoing engineering applications , whether it ’ s solid waste or structural inspection or construction observation . The technology
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