Drones have burst into marketing and completely revolutionized how we do a lot of things from photography, the delivery of goods, surveillance and even land surveying. Although still relatively new, drone surveying is something that most land survey professionals are quickly embracing and adding to their arsenal of tools. Granted, not very many land survey companies have adapted to the use of drones to carry out surveys. But as time goes and the technology gets better with far more powerful drones being produced, there is no doubt that most will head in this direction. Here is everything you need to know about drone surveying.
Drones have become a major part of our lives in many aspects; this includes photography, videography, but most importantly field mapping using drone surveying. Drones have the ability to map an area or object, no matter the size, in a matter of minutes whereas it takes humans hours, days, or weeks. Plus, drones have become so widely used that even the simple hobby models can achieve UAV survey grade mapping accuracy in a 3D model or a photogrammetric map.
Photogrammetry is a process involving the generation of precise measurements from photographs and is typically used an application for line plotting on topography maps. In recent times, however, photogrammetry has evolved into a multipurpose technique that has been readily integrated into an array of modern applications.
Photogrammetry incorporates remote sensing and accelerated photography to create precision measurements that are capable of processing two-dimensional photographs into three-dimensional models. This unique ability of photogrammetry has produced an intense level of interest from a large collection of businesses, programs, and individuals.