Aerial Drone Mapping

UAVs/Drones—The Swiss Army Knives of Data Capture

UAVs/Drones—The Swiss Army Knives of Data Capture

UAVs, aka “drones” are like the Swiss Army knives of data capture. Along with capturing data for standard mapping deliverables such as ortho-photography, topographic maps, surface models and 3D data products, they are also the perfect tool for monitoring, inventory and visualization applications. Get creative. There are many alternative applications for drones outfitted with high-resolution data capture technology and mapping…read more →

Cinder Pit Aerial Drone Mapping and Surface Modeling

Cinder Pit Aerial Drone Mapping and Surface Modeling

From the top of the cinder hill near Williams, Arizona, we could see to the rim of the Grand Canyon. The aerial drone survey we were conducting included the cinder hill we were on, an old pit operation on the side of it and some lowland bench with scattered Pinyon-Juniper trees. All total about 100 acres to map and produce…read more →

Aerial Drones and Land Surveying

Aerial Drones and Land Surveying

By now most of us have seen or at least heard of UAV’s, aka: drones. Those mini aerial vehicles (unmanned) that follow extreme skiers down snow-covered chutes nobody in their right mind would actually ski. Or maybe a drone photographed your virtual house tour on Zillow. But drones have many other applications, serious ones, that it might pay to understand…read more →