drone mapping

Using GPS to Improve the Accuracy of Drone Mapping

Mark Altaweel

By improving the precision of the GPS devices on UAVs, it is now possible to create much more accurate maps without needing to physically visit the area in order to ground truth.  

A LIDAR tree profile.

Help Identify Tree Stems from Drone Data

Caitlin Dempsey

The Tree Mapping project uses crowd sourcing to accurate identify tree stems from laser scanning point cloud data acquired via UAV.

USGS tests drone-based ground-penetrating radar. Photo: Carole Johnson, USGS. Public domain.

Collecting GIS Data with Drones

Caitlin Dempsey

Drones are rapidly being adopted as a way to quickly collect aerial imagery and other forms of geospatial data.

Free Trial of Drone2Map: Turn Drone Imagery into GIS Ready Data

Caitlin Dempsey

Esri has released its beta version of Drone2Map will enables user to quickly develop GIS ready data from drone imagery.