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Louisiana Helicam, LLC Aerial Photography and Video Company | Aerial Drone Photogrammetry | February Mapping Blog – Aerial Photography Article

Louisiana Helicam writes monthly publication articles regarding drone/UAV/UAS usage in the pulp and paper industry.  The February 2017 article is contained below: In last month’s article, we got a brief overview of Photogrammetry and how it is used for various applications.  This month’s article will demonstrate the process that was used for a local church construction project. Step 1:  Gather Aerial Imagery Gathering the aerial image collection is the first step in the process.  There are many different types of…

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Louisiana Helicam, LLC Aerial Photography and Video Company | Aerial Drone Photogrammetry | January Mapping Blog – Aerial Photography Article

Louisiana Helicam writes monthly publication articles regarding drone/UAV/UAS usage in the pulp and paper industry.  The January 2017 article is contained below: We’ve witnessed the introduction of many new photogrammetric applications over the past few years.  Photogrammetry is most often referred to as the science of making measurements from photographs.  I typically describe it as the combining of multiple 2D images to make one 3D model.  Louisiana Helicam tested a number of standalone and cloud-based photogrammetry applications but eventually chose…

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Louisiana Helicam, LLC Aerial Photography and Video Company | Ground-truthing for Volumetric Calculations – Aerial Photography Article

The use of drones and other unmanned aerial systems for stockpile calculations is quite common these days.  The UAS flies a grid pattern over the stockpile area and georeferenced images are stitched into a three dimensional point cloud prior to volume calculation.  Some would argue that volumetric calculation via drone only involves relative accuracy and doesn’t need to be “truthed” to real-world/absolute ground control point data.  That said, others have found it necessary to have a GCP survey done prior…

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