DigitalSky Presents: Drones & Construction
Justin Kyser, co-founder of DigitalSky (digitalsky.com/mapping), recently presented on the use of drones for aerial mapping and modeling at the 2018 Associated General Contractors of Nebraska Chapter Convention, held February 13-15 at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln. DigitalSky is the most advanced drone service provider in the Midwest. The presentation demonstrated the work that DigitalSky has performed for a variety of general contractors throughout Nebraska.
What is aerial mapping and why are drones the best solution for it? If you’ve seen Google Maps, or Google Earth, you’ve interacted with an aerial map. Drones are great for aerial mapping because they allow a higher level of detail to be captured. This makes drone mapping the premier choice since most often the maps you are used to seeing were created from cameras flown on airplanes several thousand feet up, or worse, were captured by satellites orbiting the earth.
Another reason drones are great for aerial mapping is due to the fact that greater detail offers the ability to see the subject area “as-is” by running the images, captured by the drone, through specialized software. With this process, DigitalSky can generate outputs such as elevation models, topography maps, contour lines, and 3D point-clouds that can be used for design and traditional “top-down” image maps.
To learn more about aerial mapping with drones and its many uses for various projects, head over to digitalsky.com/mapping.