Since the invention of photography, spatial analysis have been appended by Aerial Photography. In the beginning, people used air balloons and airplanes, however, the cost of the aerial photographs had been very high. The informational revolution from the 1970s granted creation of more affordable pilotless drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Thereafter, some companies and corporations stared to use drones for commercial aero-photography.
One of the most recent examples is PrecisionHawk, which provides the capability to gather actionable, extremely high-resolution remote sensing data through the most easy-to-use, low-cost and reliable unmanned aircraft available today. The unmanned aircraft system, a small robotic plane, can collect extremely high-resolution remote sensing data with a minimum of effort and will provide invaluable, real-time data for such applications as land surveying, agriculture, security, forestry, chemical, and field conditions.
Once the UAV collects the required data, it is transferred wirelessly into the processing software. The software stitches all the data together into a comprehensive mosaic using flight telemetry and provides the user a visual mosaic instantly. At that point the user can easily determine areas of interest and act accordingly.
PrecisionHawk uses a comprehensive technology allows to create high-definition 3-D models that help to monitor environmental. In collaboration with ArcGIS, Google Earth, QGIS, AutoCAD, GlobalMapper, and ENVI, PrecisionHawks maps the world and entails geographic knowledge.
Written by Timur Pozhidaev, 9/24/2015