A 2014 article on GIS Professional was updated today that summarised a project undertaken by the University of Edinburgh on the feasibility of lowering the entry barriers to creating elevation models using low-cost UAVs and photos from a digital camera.
As we know from experience within the School, this is something that has experienced broad adoption in the last four years, but the areas covered by the summary are topics well worth regular review – as indicated by today’s update of the cited article 🙂
The article also provided a lot of good basic advice if you are thinking about using this method of data capture – the technology changes – the UAV names and specifications, the camera and GPS details etc., but we will always have to make decisions about things like:
If you would like some assistance with working through the Data Capture Field Work Planning the SAL Technical Staff are here to help you out 🙂
Contact us if you want to have a chat, general or specific, about capturing any type of geospatial data in the field – whatever the resources you have available, you can only make each field trip once, so we are keen to help you make it as effective as possible!