Utilising drone technology at the right time can improve workflow by gathering vital data in the hours and days after an that can help facilitate quicker applications for felling, understanding the site and the extent of the damage, access routes, damage to utilities and other structures, priority clearance.
If the data is collected correctly the production of Ortho-mosaic topography, lidar maps, digital terrain models, digital surface models.
Multiple file formats Tif, Tiff for import into GIS high-definition JPEG, 4k video, LIDAR, NDVI and NDRE, Thermal the information using the correct platform such as Iprosurv’s proprietary platform could be shared instantly with multiple stakeholders, insurers, loss adjusters, government organisations, contractors, forestry managers, and owners but to name a few.
Once on site with the 3 man drone team the 5 operations were undertaken over 250 Hectares of land to be covered the operation took approximately 8 hours to complete, once complete the data was instantly uploaded on site to produce an orthographic file in TIF format to be used in QGIS also produced was a DTM (Digital Terrain Model) in Tif format which could be used in conjunction with the RGB data to confirm damage. As an added feature for the client with the same data we produced a low resolution 3d model that would give a different perspective than 2D.