Digital photogrammetry, terrain modeling, change detection, and feature extraction are transforming the way we understand and manage natural and man-made assets. UAS are changing this science by putting the ability to shoot high-quality geotagged images into more hands. UAS can be deployed quickly, easily and often, collecting imagery which can be imported into geographic information system (GIS) databases, stitched together and used to generate ortho-mosaic maps and 3D reconstructions. Images can also be used to perform volumetric estimation of stock piles.
Business cases show UAS to be a flexible alternative to manned aircraft and ground survey crews for mapping and surveying – sometimes at a lower cost. Our research looks at these business cases and extracts the salient knowledge needed to structure your business service and operational model.
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