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TopoMatters – Colorado Drone Mapping

Quality Data in Variable Terrain

Terrain following to maintain accuracy and map quality

When it comes to collecting accurate data through remote sensing technologies, terrain awareness and ground sampling distance (GSD) are two crucial factors to consider. The terrain of a given area can significantly impact the accuracy and resolution of data collection, making it important to understand its impact on GSD. This is particularly relevant in Colorado, […]

Photogrammetry versus LIDAR, which is better?

Photogrammetry vs LiDAR. Both are popular methods for creating 3D models. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, and depending on the use case, one method may be more suitable than the other. Photogrammetry is the process of using photographs to create a 3D model. The process involves taking a series of overlapping photos from […]

Considerations for choosing a drone mapping provider

Drone mapping has become an increasingly popular technology in various industries such as construction, agriculture, and real estate. However, not everyone has the expertise and equipment necessary to conduct drone mapping themselves. That’s where drone mapping companies come in. These companies provide professional drone mapping services for clients who require high-quality aerial images and data […]

Survey technology in drone mapping

Drone mapping has become an essential tool for professionals in industries such as construction, agriculture, and surveying. However, ensuring the accuracy of the resulting maps and models can be a challenge. One way to increase the accuracy is through the use of survey technology in drone mapping, including Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Post-Processing Kinematic (PPK) […]

Better community planning with drones

Planners designers communities and clients all benefit from drone-based visualization

Community planners are responsible for designing and managing the physical and social infrastructure of cities, towns, and other communities. They play a critical role in creating livable, sustainable, and equitable communities that meet the needs of their residents. One tool that community planners can use to support their work is drone mapping. In this blog […]

GSD is a critical factor in drone mapping

Ground sampling distance (GSD) is a critical factor in drone mapping, as it determines the level of mapping detail

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have revolutionized the way we collect data and imagery from the air. They have opened up new possibilities for industries such as agriculture, construction, mining, and surveying, allowing professionals to easily capture high-resolution aerial images and create detailed maps and 3D models of their sites. However, when […]

5 reasons you should not buy a drone for your business

Drones have become increasingly popular over the past few years and have revolutionized the way businesses operate. With the ability to capture high-quality aerial footage and data, drones have become a go-to tool for a variety of industries. However, many businesses struggle with the decision to hire a drone service provider or to invest in […]