There’s many reasons to look at UAV technology for your future data collection and GIS project needs. GEO Jobe has 4 licensed pilots who have been busy all summer flying a variety of UAV based mapping and GIS update projects, taking advantage of the many benefits this technology provides for the team and for clients.
These projects have included: Pre and post construction and residential developments; utility (water tower) inspections; R-O-W mapping; airport asset inspections; ortho photography updates; College Campus planning mapping and more – Note: see more about GEO Jobe UAV projects HERE as well as on Twitter and Instagram
Why you need to consider a UAV technology for your next mapping project or 3D model creation. We share just 10 of the many reasons to consider a UAV-based collection project:
- UAV flights provide eyes that can reach and hover above specific sites
- Equipped with sensors, they can measure, transmit and store data – quickly!
- Data can be used to produce or update topographic and hydrographic maps, volumetric calculations for stockpiles, and flood insurance maps, among other
- overhead perspective and 360° panoramas relay a real-time scenario.
- Data can be used and rendered in Esri’s ArcGIS online web service and integrated into ArcGIS (or other systems) for further processing
- Images are high resolution and serve a variety of users (and can be integrated into any enterprise GIS platform).
- Drones present no safety risk for the operator and eliminates risks to ground and air personnel
- Surveying firm McKim & Creed estimates a 60% cost savings using Esri’s Drone2Map over conventional survey techniques.
- UAS improved accountability, saved taxpayer money, did not disrupt construction operations
- Agencies and city managers can employ affordable orthophotography update projects, by flying and updating only the areas where change has like occurred rather than a costly update project that covers an entire region, territory, or county.
Ohio University has created an interesting Infographic on benefits and Challenges of UAVs
- West Wilson Utility District Turns to GEO Jobe for UAV Data Capture & Orthophoto Updates
- Maps, UAV Data Collection Are at the Heart of the GIS to Support Campus Planning
- GEO Jobe UAV Services – Producing 3D Campus Models and Digital Orthophoto Updates