What is Aerial Mapping? Without getting into a lot of technical detail - drones are able to create precision maps by capturing 100s of pictures at specific heights and different camera angles. When photos are taken, the drone's onboard GPS is used to precisely tag where each image is taken. After all of the images are captured, AI software stitches them together to create one massive image called an Orthomosaic. This process is able to achieve incredible accuracy and offers a safe way to fully inspect and catalog the current state of a property or construction project. This same technology is also used to create 3D models, which you can see in the examples at the bottom of this page.
Why do I need Aerial Mapping? The number of uses for this technology is endless. One of the main uses for an orthomosaic is to simply get an updated view of a large area of land. Google Earth is helpful, but often the imagery is outdated and of poor quality. If you're a construction firm, you can use the maps and 3D models to track progress to make sure you're on schedule and show stakeholders exactly what's happening on a regular basis. If you're a property manager, you can use the maps to inspect roofs, landscaping, and the state of parking lots. You can also use the maps to create a photographic record of the property. For Roofers, the traditional ways of inspecting roofs in commercial, residential, and industrial environments are costly, time-consuming, and can be hazardous for the workers performing the inspection. Using drones, the entire roof can be mapped out in ultra-high detail. This completely eliminates the need to send out workers and saves you time and money.
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