July 11, 2014
-- Accurate mapping is an important aspect of many jobs such as construction, mining, surveying and agriculture and the availability of aerial mapping tools has made mapping large areas of land easier and more accurate. Positioning Solutions Company, a leading provider of positioning equipment for the survey and construction industries, provides aerial mapping tools from senseFly for use in these industries. The advanced technology of these aerial mapping tools can help create highly accurate models of an area and they are available for less money than most total stations.
The aerial mapping tools (http://www.1psc.com/
that PSC offers are eBee drones from the Swiss manufacturer senseFly and they include the eBee Aerial Mapping UAV and the eBee AG Aerial Mapping for Agriculture. The eBee UAV for surveying and construction is made from lightweight, flexible foam with detachable wings for easy transport. Its onboard, 16 megapixel camera automatically takes aerial photos which are then processed with the included Postflight Terra 3D software to create 2D orthomosaics and 3D elevation models that are accurate to within 5 to 10 cm. This drone also includes flight management software that allows operators to map out the flight trajectory and control it before and during the flight.
The other aerial mapping tool that PSC offers is the eBee Ag for agriculture mapping. The eBee Ag is operated in much the same way as eBee’s main drone but includes a 12 megapixel NIR (near infra red) camera that can capture images at a 2 cm pixel resolution. There are RE (red-edge) and RGB (red, green, and blue) cameras available to add to the eBee Ag as well. The eMotion 2 flight planning software gives the eBee Ag 45 minutes of flight time during which it can map up to 2,470 acres of land. The images taken by the Ag are processed with the Postflight Terra 3D software to create maps and elevations models accurate to 5 cm.
The aerial mapping tools available from Positioning Solutions Company (http://www.1psc.com/
) provide highly accurate mapping solutions for the construction, mining, surveying, and agricultural industries. These drones from eBee are light weight for easy transport and they each have 45 minutes of flight time which allows them to cover almost 2500 acres of land. FAA regulations allow private companies to use mini-drones under specific conditions and the introductory price is quite affordable. Contact (http://www.1psc.com/contact-psc/
) PSC for more information about their eBee drones from senseFly.