April 22, 2016

3D Photogrammetry Models


The increasing use of UAVs for photogrammetry and aerial mapping in aerial surveys is not surprising and using our GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is a cost effective tool when compared to traditional aerial mapping methods using full sized aircraft.

What is UAV photogrammetry?

Photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs. The output of photogrammetry is typically a map, a drawing or a 3D model of some real-world object or land mass.

Through the use UAV photogrammetry and aerial mapping, there are many products which can be extracted from the aerial imagery.  These products include:

  • DEM / DTM / DSM (surface models)
  • Orthophoto’s (geospatially corrected aerial images)
  • 3D Building Models
  • Volumetric Surveys

What is photogrammetry used for?

All of the sectors below benefit for having precision 3D images of their projects.  They also benefit with increased efficiency and reduced costs than using traditional aircraft.

  • Forestry Management and Planning
  • Flood Modelling
  • Pollution Modelling
  • Mapping and Cartography
  • Urban Planning
  • Coastline Management
  • Transport Planning
  • Oil and Gas Exploration
  • Quarries and Minerals (Volumetric measurements and Exploration)
  • Archaeology
  • Cellular Network Planning