Over the past several years Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) have rapidly advanced through improved flying ease, and high quality still photography and videography. This has enabled convenient aerial mapping, inspection and data driven analysis, while maintaining cost effectiveness. They have become prominent consumer products, and offer potential for low elevation aerial photography to support research and commercial applications.
A 3D model is a reproduction of the edges, faces, vertices and texture of the area shot by the drone. This model gives a powerful ‘digital twin’ of the area/project of interest. It is useful for multiple stakeholder engagement or even projects where public participation is required for collaborative assessment, review and approval.
Astral Aerial GIS services include data outputs like high resolution orthomosaic maps, digital surface models, digital terrain models and lidar maps. These outputs have a multitude of use cases across multiple industries and GIS applications.
High resolution images and videos allow for detailed asset inspection and site analysis. Fully automated flight plans allow for repeatable workflows when carrying out repeat maintenance operations which give reliable progress reports of the same assets over time.