Professional aerial surveying and mapping in Australia is a core part of the UAS IMAGERY operation.
Aerial mapping is a geospatial technique that involves capturing detailed images and data of the Earth’s surface from above, typically using aircraft or unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This process provides invaluable insights into terrain, infrastructure, and natural features.
Our aerial mapping services and Geo Information Systems are a standout feature of the companies commitment to survey grade accuracy. This level of precision is vital for various industries and applications ranging from agriculture and land development to environmental monitoring and infrastructure planning.
A key advantage of UAS IMAGERY’s approach is our ability to cover extensive areas rapidly and cost-effectively. Unlike traditional manned aircraft, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can operate in a more agile and cost-efficient manner. This means that clients can obtain detailed aerial maps and surveys without the prohibitive expenses associated with traditional aerial methods.
With advances in technology, such as high-resolution cameras and LiDAR sensors, aerial mapping has become an essential tool for informed decision-making and resource management.
Our Geo Information Systems implement enterprise grade post processing kinematics (PPK) technology elevating the precision and reliability of the data to provide image resolutions down to 3 cm (1.2 inches) per pixel.
PPK enables the accurate reconstruction of the flight path and camera positions by processing GPS and inertial measurement unit (IMU) data after the flight has concluded. This post-flight processing results in highly precise georeferencing of the collected imagery, reducing any potential errors associated with real-time GPS data. The integration of PPK into their workflow not only enhances the quality of the final data products but also bolsters the overall efficiency and credibility of UAS IMAGERY’s services.
Data collected can be used to create 3 dimensional terrain models including digital surface models (DSMs), digital terrain models (DTMs), digital elevation models (DEMs), contour maps or 2 dimensional orthomosaics.
All images are ortho-rectified and geo-referenced meaning that a stable and accurate reference frame is provided for measurements including volume, area and length which can all be derived straight from the output.
These images can be used to classify land use and land cover types, which are critical for urban planning, environmental monitoring, and agriculture. Machine learning algorithms can be trained to identify and differentiate various land features, such as forests, water bodies, roads, and buildings.
Over time, changes in land cover or infrastructure can be monitored by comparing ortho-rectified images from different dates. This capability is invaluable for tracking deforestation, urban expansion, and other environmental changes. It’s also crucial for assessing the impact of natural disasters.
Ortho-rectified and geo-referenced images serve as a powerful foundation for data-driven decision-making in numerous fields. Their precision and accuracy unlock a myriad of applications, ranging from land management and environmental monitoring to infrastructure development and disaster response. As technology continues to advance, the depth and breadth of insights derived from these images will only continue to expand, contributing to smarter and more sustainable practices across industries.
Aerial mapping and GIS are versatile tools with a broad spectrum of applications and numerous advantages. They are essential for effective planning, resource management, environmental conservation, and disaster response in our increasingly complex and interconnected world.