Nearmap has a reputation for collecting and providing 2D orthomosaic aerial imagery as a subscription-based service. Now the company is also offering high-resolution oblique imagery and derivative 3D products.
POB asked Art Kleinrath, Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (DOE-LM) program manager, and Kenneth E. Karp, Navarro Research and Engineering Inc. senior program manager, along with Jackie Petrello of Leidos and Seth McBeth of Aero-Graphics to describe the planning that went into a thermal imaging project at remote sites in Idaho and Montana.
When starting a drone mapping program, many surveyors begin by deciding which drone to purchase, and only after that do they start thinking about how they will produce their final survey deliverable using the drone.
The gathering and use of geospatial information is critical to drone operators, who must have visibility of weather patterns, flight conditions and locations, as well as ground locations that relate to the flight.