UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or drone. I’m an aviation enthusiast and drones have opened the door for me to combine that passion with my professional work. I earned my Remote Pilot License in 2019 and it enables me to offer professional UAV services. UAV’s are fun to fly! You get to be outdoors and see the world from a bird’s eye view!
Visit www.faa.gov/uas for more information regarding the safe, legal operation of UAVs.
If you are compensated in anyway for operating a drone, you must be a licensed remote pilot!
Also check out the FAA Drone Zone for information regarding registering your drone.
DJI is the industry standard drone manufacturer offering a variety of consumer and commercial grade UAVs. Visit www.dji.com to learn more.
MapsMadeEasy is an online, pay as you go, cloud processing solution. You can purchase credits and apply them to processing your data into georeferenced orthomosaics and advanced 3D outputs such as DEMs and 3D point clouds. They also host your aerial web maps for remote access or your own webmapping project.
Pix4D offers “an entire suite of photogrammetry software for drone mapping”. They offer both stand alone and cloud solutions for processing your UAV imagery. Pix4D supports a variety of outputs for use in both AutoCAD and ArcGIS.
Agisoft Metashape is another stand-alone software product with very powerful processing capabilities. It can be used for generating orthomosaics or for full 3D modeling and analysis.