The very first task on your planning agenda is getting to know the area where the drone surveying project will take place, or in other words, what types of terrain (or other objects) your drone will be flying over and capturing. Sometimes it is very easy to gather this information, if the site you will be surveying is local, accessible, non-hazardous, and its area is not too vast for terrestrial exploration within a reasonable timeframe. In many cases, however, you will need to do your research online, by consulting existing maps or reading about the location of interest. The questions you are trying to answer in your research are:
If you are surveying an object for instance, a bridge or a building under construction, rather than an area, you would be interested in the object’s dimensions and characteristics.
Click here to remind yourself of the location of the Murramarang South Coast Walk and start gathering data about its terrain.