Build Terrain Data

We transform terabytes of satellite, aerial and UAV/drone imagery into very high precision true 3D terrain data and 2.5D digital elevation models. Including DEMs, DTMs, DSMs and 3D point clouds and meshes.

Our Space | Cloud | EarthTM image processing pipeline generates the most detailed and accurate terrain elevation data possible from high resolution imagery, and all at lightning speeds.

Terrain Intelligence

Transform 2D images into Actionable 3D & 4D Terrain Intelligence maps and analytics.

Our smart vision and learning algorithms automatically make sense of 2D imagery and 3D digital elevation models through space and time.

Automatically detect and recognise objects of interest AND monitor terrain surface changes over time.

Terrain Applications

Support efficient front-end decision making and planning through safe scouting, planning and monitoring of remote projects, in sectors such as energy, mining, construction and environment.

Our solutions are ideal for organizations that operate in remote, hazardous and hostile environments, where health, safety, security and social performance are key concerns.

Terrabotics is the preferred supplier of terrain data to a number of the World's largest Oil & Gas, Mining & Environmental companies.


Leverage our high definition 2.5D digital elevation grids and true 3D terrain elevation points or meshes to map, measure and monitor land surface activities. From updating topographic maps, to quantifying earth-workings for large-scale construction, to monitoring mining and quarrying stock piles and more...

Plan Pipelines

Use our high precision digital terrain elevation data to efficiently plan oil & gas pipelines, energy powerlines or transport corridors in remote, hazardous environments and over vast distances.

Analyse elevations, gradients and terrain ruggedness to determine the most economical route. Determine proximity risk to social and environmental factors by using our smart landcover and human-settlement mapping algorithms.

Measure Volumes

Use high precision digital terrain elevation models to estimate earth working volumes such as mining stockpiles, wastepiles, pits and quarry excavations or calculate cut and fill for large construction projects.

Leverage high resolution Earth Observation satellite imagery to remotely monitor and audit mining activity at sites around the world.

Assess Flood Risk

Use the most up-to-date DEMs, DSMs or DTMs to model the impact of rising flood water levels. See which areas are most at risk to flash flooding or long term sea-level rise. Inform decisions for flood mitigation measures or avoidance zones with detailed and timely terrain elevation data derived from the most high resolution satellite, aerial or drone imagery.

Select Sites

Assess the lie-of-the-land to aid rapid and efficient site selection. Find the optimum locations for placing major facilities such as oil & gas well pads and drilling sites or central processing facilities.

Use the very latest and most up-to-date satellite imagery and terrain elevation data to support Pre-FEED and FEED due diligence, prior to putting boots on the ground, significantly reducing HSE exposure.

Map Drainage & Model Outflow

Use 3D digital terrain elevation data to automatically map the natural watersheds and drainage patterns of the landscape. Model how and where water, oil leaks or chemical spills will flow into the surrounding environment and watersheds.

Perform risk and crisis scenarios modelling for mining tailings dams or hydro-elecrtic dam projects.

Assess Visual Impact

Use 3D digital terrain data to model the visual impact of proposed construction projects on their neighbours and surrounding environment.

Perform line-of-sight and view-shed analyses for windfarms, solar projects and any large infrastructure.

Predict Signal Propagation

Predict the propagation of radio waves over complex terrain, enhanced with natural and man-made obstacle ‘clutter’.

Identify signal ‘dead spots’ and plan the efficient deployment of transmitters and receivers to optimise network coverage.

Model Noise Pollution

Use the latest 3D surface elevation models derived from satellites, aircraft or drones to predict how environmental and industrial noise will propagate through a 3D terrain environment.

Measure and model the effects of natural clutter and barriers to signal and noise propagation created by the topography.

Your Application?

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One of our team will be happy to discuss 3D terrain data generation and analysis.

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