New Drone Laws
New drone regulations come into force as of the 13th March this year. The recently imposed restriction on drone flight within 1km from the outer boundary of a protected aerodrome
Ortho mapping: We were assigned with producing orthomosaic photogrammetry maps of several locations including a 65 acre tree plantation in the Highlands. The complete map consists of 522 images captured over 5 pre-programmed autonomous flights.
As well as monitoring of growth, disease, and wind damage, we provided relative elevation information in the form of a digital elevation model (DEM) and an interactive 3D model. The flight was conducted with the drone compensating and recording changes in terrain topography using base elevation information. This reduces the chances of error due to uneven ground.
Much thanks to Ray of Skeyetrain for assistance.