TopoMatters – Colorado Drone Mapping and LiDAR

Mapping Horizons: Elevating GIS with Drone Photogrammetry and Coordinate Systems Integration

Introduction: In the dynamic realm of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the quest for precision and efficiency in capturing existing conditions has spurred the adoption of drone photogrammetry. Empowered by this transformative technology, GIS professionals are equipped to navigate complex terrain and extract rich spatial data, on hard surfaces in particular, with unprecedented accuracy. At the […]

Harnessing Drone LiDAR for Assessing Slope Erosion and Stability: A Comprehensive Approach

Land Change Detection

Introduction: Slope erosion poses a significant threat to landscapes, infrastructure, and communities worldwide. Understanding slope stability is crucial for mitigating risks and ensuring safety. Traditional methods of slope evaluation often involve time-consuming processes. However, advancements in technology, particularly the use of drone LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), are revolutionizing how we assess slope erosion and […]

Aerial insights: elevate profits with drone mapping for aggregate businesses

aggregates volume

Introduction In the dynamic world of aggregate sales, staying at the forefront of technology can be the key to unlocking unprecedented efficiency and profitability. Enter drone mapping for aggregate businesses—a revolutionary tool that has reshaped the landscape of the industry. In this blog post, we’ll explore the game-changing benefits that drone mapping brings to aggregate […]

Soaring High: Unveiling the benefits of drone mapping for earthworks companies


Introduction In the ever-evolving realm of construction and earthworks, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. Drone mapping for earthworks is one technological advancement that has revolutionized the industry. Unleashing a myriad of benefits, drone mapping has become a game-changer for earthworks companies, offering efficiency, accuracy, and a competitive edge. In this blog […]

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, […]

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 […]