Volume XL-1/W4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 131-135, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-131-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 131-135, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-131-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  26 Aug 2015

26 Aug 2015

COMPARISON BETWEEN MULTICOPTER UAV AND TOTAL STATION FOR ESTIMATING STOCKPILE VOLUMES

C. Arango and C. A. Morales C. Arango and C. A. Morales
  • Universidad de los Andes, Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental, , Carrera 1 Este No.19 A – 40, Office: ML640, Bogotá, Colombia

Keywords: Total station, Multicopter uav, Data acquisition, Comparison, Stockpile, Volumes

Abstract. Currently the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) have become an alternative for different engineering applications, especially in surveying, one of these applications is the calculation of volumes of stockpiled material, but there are questions about its accuracy and efficiency, the purpose of this article is to compare traditional surveying methods for estimating total volumes through data obtained by total stations and data obtained by a multicopter UAV. In order to answer these questions we obtain data from the same location and the results were compared.

After comparing the results it was found that there was a 2,88% difference between the volume calculated with the total station data and the actual volume, and −0,67% difference between the volume calculated with the UAV data and the actual volume, concluding that the estimated volume with UAV data is more accurate.