UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
sadly, this term imparts such a negative nuance.
UAV sounds so much cleaner, scientific, unobtrusive and who doesn't want another acronym to add to their vernacular???
SRD GIS foresees a huge benefit to using UAV technology to capture, document, record, map and analyse ground features.
UAVs enable unparalleled accessibility and unique perspectives to capture imagery - airborne views previously inaccessible or prohibitively expensive to acquire.
The cost is far less than traditional air photo surveying and the capability to revisit & resurvey enables for powerful temporal analysis capabilities.
- change detection: river channels
- monitoring & assessing erosion
- mapping flood extents
- analysing/calculating volumetric change
- oblique aerial photography
- airborne video capture
Projects to date:
Oyster River (19.2km) from Salmon Point south to the mouth of the Oyster River, then upstream as far as the Inland Hwy (19)
Area D (unopened Road Right of Ways: Darnell Rd, Storie/Seawave Rd) & Hagel Park
Quadra Island (Esplanade Park, Heriot Bay and Blenkin Memorial Park/Community Hall
See UAV outputs HERE
How can UAVs be beneficial for environmental assessments and species surveys???
Check out the unique perspectives you can capture of spawning salmon