Swinglet CAM exploring the Medieval City of Merv, on the Silk Roads of Central Asia
This paper presents an interesting use case of the swinglet CAM for an archaeological project where the use of satellite or photogrammetry airplanes was not satisfying. It demonstrates and discusses how to create effective digital terrain models (DTM) of intricate city surface landscapes with shallow mounds and depressions.
New on our blog: Into The Woods—Stefano Puliti On Using Drone-Based Aerial Photogrammetry In Forestry
As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) find their place in the forestry sector, Waypoint met with a pioneer in this field, researcher Stefano Puliti of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his commercial forestry learnings—including the always-hot topic of LiDAR versus aerial photogrammetry—and...
New on our blog: Levelling up — first glimpse of a new GPS vs. UAV elevation survey
When it comes to planning drainage activities on farms that grow crops such as rice, elevation survey data—and its accuracy—is a big deal. However, using ground-based surveying instruments to create the digital elevation models required, in a timely manner, can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why Ryan Moore, the crop...
New on our blog: 5 questions for Joel F. Cruz of SRDP Consulting Inc.
Waypoint caught up with a true Asian drone pioneer. Joel Ferrer Cruz heads up SRDP Consulting Inc., a leading provider of GIS, survey and mapping services, based in the Philippines, which carries out a myriad of manned and unmanned aircraft imaging projects across Asia and Africa. Read the blog post