Purpose. The article presents examples of usage of modern technologies to improve classical geodetic measurements. Modern technologies such as 3d scanners or unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) can be applied to increase the accuracy of complex monitoring of tall and unreachable objects. There was shown an example of measurement of the wind speed impact on the Gliwice Radio Tower deflection. The Tower is one of the oldest and highest wooden (non-impregnated) towers in Europe and because of the historical past it’s very important object in the worldwide culture.