3D Drone Mapping and Modeling

Drone Aerial Photography Services

Drone mapping services provided are intended for visual augmentation and should not be used as a substitute for traditional land surveying methods.

3D Models

3D drone mapping are done with drones equipped with cameras that fly over a target area to capture a series of overlapping images.

These images create 3D models and maps. Through the use of drone 3D modeling, you can get an accurate representation of your building, land, or surveyed spaces.

3D Drone Mapping Services For

Elevation models and Digital Terrain Models

A 3D Elevation Model (DEM) and a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) are digital representations of a terrain’s surface, displaying its elevation and shape in a three-dimensional form. While both models represent the earth’s surface, a DEM includes all surface features like buildings and vegetation, whereas a DTM focuses solely on the natural terrain, excluding these features. 

Drones, equipped with cameras or lidar sensors, play a crucial role in creating these models. They fly over targeted areas, capturing images or gathering lidar data that are later processed using specialized software to develop accurate 3D models. The quality and precision of these models depend on various factors, including the resolution and overlap of captured images, the density and accuracy of lidar data, and the drone’s stability.

Factors like atmospheric conditions and moving objects in the area can affect the model’s accuracy. DEMs and DTMs have diverse applications, including the creation of 2D maps, terrain analysis, volume measurement, and virtual tour generation.

Drone Inspection - 3D modeling - data points

Orthomosaic Drone Imaging and Mapping

Orthomosaics are high-resolution aerial images that have been geometrically corrected (orthorectified) to remove the effects of terrain relief and camera orientation. 

Orthomosaics provide a detailed, accurate, and up-to-date view of an area, which can be useful for a variety of applications such as mapping, inspection, and monitoring.

Orthomosaics can be used to create 2D maps and 3D models of an area, which can be useful for planning, analysis, and visualization.

They can be used to measure distances, areas, and volumes, which can be useful for asset management, construction, and other applications.

They can be used to identify and analyze features such as roads, buildings, and vegetation, which can be useful for a variety of purposes, such as disaster response, environmental management, and land use planning.

Plant Health NDVI & NIR

The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Near-Infrared (NIR) technologies, utilized in drones, offer a revolutionary approach to assessing plant health. NDVI, a key indicator of chlorophyll presence, leverages the difference between NIR and red bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Drones equipped with specialized cameras can capture both NIR and visible light, generating NDVI maps to pinpoint areas with potentially unhealthy plants. This empowers farmers to fine-tune their agricultural practices, including irrigation, fertilization, and pest control.

NDVI maps offer a spatially precise, real-time overview of crop health across vast areas. This method is better than traditional ground-based observation in both scale and accuracy, allowing for targeted interventions in agriculture. Its applications extend from precision farming, where resources are allocated efficiently based on crop health, to yield prediction, offering insights into potential harvest outcomes.

By integrating NDVI data with other agricultural technologies, farmers can achieve a comprehensive understanding of their crops, leading to optimized yields and sustainable farming practices.


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