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2D Drone Mapping

2d drone mapping

A new form of aerial photography has been developed with the use of a two-dimensional camera fixed to a fixed quadcopter drone and it’s called 2d drone mapping. It allows the hobbyist to take aerial photos and actually be able to draw on the map and design features of their model. I have personally managed to create a city in the middle of a desert, complete with trees, grass, and water, using my own model of a drone helicopter and the Open Source Aerial Photoshop software.

How to Choose 2D Drone Mapping

Two-dimensional mapping can also be used to examine geographical features in an area that can’t be accessed by a ground survey or aircraft. For example, a line drawn across the mid-range areas of a country will produce a very detailed image of what is actually there. By the same token a line drawn from one town to another in that country would give a good indication of the terrain and perhaps even regional variation. It is interesting to note that drone mapping does not just cover the United States, but rather extends all around the world.

The UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is able to scan large areas with a high-definition camera and map them with high-resolution images. This is similar to the mapping used by surveyors, who are able to mark the boundaries and level of terrain based on the data they have collected. It also has applications in computer-assisted design (CAD) and design generation (CAD-CAM). Although UAV mapping has its uses, I believe the most practical application is in archaeology, which will be seen in future articles.