What imagery collection mechanism can be scheduled independent of cloud cover, at a fraction of the cost of contracting an aerial survey, at resolutions tens of times more detailed than satellite images, and with custom collection areas editable by you, the customer, up to minutes before flight time? Answer:Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones.
CompassData is ready to provide this cost efficient imagery solution. We have three Trimble certified remote pilots ready to fly a state of the art Trimble UX5 UAS (under current regulations) for your custom high-res imagery needs. Imagery collected will be very detailed and as accurate as needed (through orthorectification and use of GCPs). The “sky’s the limit” with potential applications: volumetric mapping, utility corridor mapping, crop analysis, terrain modeling, mine mapping (see video below), tree height calculations, disaster relief, wildfire monitoring, border patrol, livestock management, change detection, wildlife management and ranch mapping to mention a few.