Aerial Drone Photography
Green Timber currently flies a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. For this drone, DJI teamed with Hasselblad cameras to equip this drone with what may be the best camera in this drone’s class. This camera, when combined with amazingly steady flight technology of a DJI drone, makes capturing stunning aerial photography a breeze. From sweeping landscape images, to close in shots of an object of interest, the possibilities are only a click of the shutter button away.
Real-Time GIS Aerial Map
Through the utilization of Drone Deploy software, Green Timber is able to use their drone to capture imagery, very similar to how satellite imagery is collected, to produce maps which are real-time to the day the imagery is collected. When high resolution imagery of an area is desired, Green Timber builds a flight plan in Drone Deploy to capture images in succession to blanket the area. In the field, the drone is set on the flight plan, in which it automatically flies a route, capturing images at pre-determined locations.
Back in the office, these images are uploaded to Drone Deploy, where they are “mosaicked” together to form a single map image. This map image is also georeferenced, meaning it can be brought into a GIS and readily viewed with other GIS layers and data. These finalized map images have a resolution of only an inch or two and are taken at a time of year that you specify as a client. Contrast that to satellite imagery with only 1-meter resolution, collected at a non-standardized time, every couple of years. As you can imagine, maps produced from drone imagery are revolutionary.