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Demystifying Drone Mapping Technology: Navigating Photogrammetry and LiDAR Deliverables

The slope shade model provides a visual understanding of slope for terrain, driveways, roof pitches and more.

In the ever-evolving landscape of technical mapping, the integration of cutting-edge technologies has opened up new realms of possibilities. One such enchanting realm is the magic of drone mapping, where the skies become a canvas for precision and innovation. In this article, we’ll embark on a journey into the world of drone mapping, exploring the […]

Understanding 2 critical drone survey company service options

Photogrammetry or LiDAR? Upon searching for a drone survey company, many people quickly become overwhelmed with choosing best drone survey method for their particular project. In this blog post, we hope to help you quickly educate you to determine what’s best for your specific project. Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ie drones, can carry different types of […]

Why LiDAR? Learn the pros and cons of aerial LiDAR data for surveying

LiDAR data

Surveying is the process of measuring and mapping the physical features of the Earth, such as landforms, buildings, vegetation, and infrastructure. Surveying is essential for many applications, such as planning, design, construction, management, and monitoring of various projects. However, traditional terrestrial-based surveying methods can be time-consuming, labor-intensive, and sometimes unsafe. Moreover, traditional surveying methods may […]

Top 3 advantages of 5 return LiDAR

5 return LiDAR

LiDAR is a technology that uses laser pulses to measure the distance and shape of objects. LiDAR can be used for many applications, such as mapping, forestry, archaeology, and autonomous driving. One of the key features of LiDAR is the ability to record multiple returns from a single laser pulse. This means that LiDAR can […]

Quality UAS 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 […]

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) […]