The first task on your planning agenda is getting familiar with the area your drone will be flying over and capturing – that is, the terrain. Sometimes it's very easy to gather this information. Where the surveying site is safe, accessible, and not too vast, you can simply do your exploring on foot. In many cases, however, you'll need to do your research online, by consulting existing maps or reading about the location of interest.
Note: if you're surveying an object (for instance, a bridge or a building under construction) rather than an area, you'd 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.