Unmanned Aerial Systems

Services we provide:

Our FAA-licensed UAS pilots have collaborated with numerous agency resource managers to lead the way for conducting successful unmanned flights at agency-managed sites.  Partner agencies for whom we have provide UAS services include, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Our UAS pilots are also versed in working with the  FAA to acquire waivers to authorize flights in otherwise restricted airspace. 

RTR has integrated unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into our mapping and monitoring workflows to provide rapidly deployable, cost-effective, highly-accurate 2D and 3D data.  Image acquisition and surface modeling that has often been cost-prohibitive at the project level is now available as a standard toolset and deliverable with our projects.  By integrating Real Time Kinematic (RTK) global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) with our UAS projects we can provide centimeter-accurate imagery, point clouds, and thematic maps.

  • 2D orthophotography

  • 3D point clouds and surface models

  • UAS integration with RTK GNSS

  • Site mapping to support:

    • Construction​

    • Surveying

    • Habitat mapping

    • Wildlife monitoring


GIS & Remote Sensing

Real Time Research specializes in applying geospatial technology to better understand the spatial and temporal relationships inherent in environmental data.

For over 20 years our multidisciplinary team of geographers, software engineers, and biologists have been at the forefront of the integration of geospatial data processing and analysis, mobile data collection, and web-based application development.  We build the tools that help modern researchers ask and answer complex questions.

Spatial data collection, analysis, and dissemination

  • Spatial analysis

  • Mobile GIS data collection

  • Web mapping

  • Cloud-based application development

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

  • UAS integration with RTK GNSS

  • UAS-borne orthoimage and 3D point cloud generation

  • Image interpretation and classification

  • Enterprise Esri geodatabase design and management

  • Habitat mapping

  • Wildlife monitoring

  • Ecological monitoring and modeling

  • Seafloor mapping

  • Sea-level rise modeling

The spaces where we work:


1000 SW Emkay Dr,  Bend, Oregon  97702 

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Geospatial Services