Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 47-54, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-47-2015
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26 Aug 2015
IMPLEMENTATION OF AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SYSTEM FOR LARGE SCALE MAPPING
S. B. Mah and C. S. Cryderman Underhill Geomatics Ltd., 210A, 3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby BC, V5A 3H4, Canada
Keywords: UAV, Drones, DIY, Mapping, GNSS, Autopilot, Aerial Photography Abstract. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), digital cameras, powerful personal computers, and software have made it possible for geomatics professionals to capture aerial photographs and generate digital terrain models and orthophotographs without using full scale aircraft or hiring mapping professionals. This has been made possible by the availability of miniaturized computers and sensors, and software which has been driven, in part, by the demand for this technology in consumer items such as smartphones. The other force that is in play is the increasing number of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) people who are building UAVs as a hobby or for professional use. Building a UAV system for mapping is an alternative to purchasing a turnkey system. This paper describes factors to be considered when building a UAV mapping system, the choices made, and the test results of a project using this completed system.
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Citation: Mah, S. B. and Cryderman, C. S.: IMPLEMENTATION OF AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE SYSTEM FOR LARGE SCALE MAPPING, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-1/W4, 47-54, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-1-W4-47-2015, 2015.

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