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Forestry - Tree plantation management

3D photomesh and orthomosaic of bluegum tree plantation.

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Small Drone Mapping 101

The Aero Scout shares his experiences with UAV mapping and 3D models.

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Alkimos Beach - 3D Photomesh and Orthomosaic

Alkimos beach aerial survey to produce a 3D photomesh and orthomosaic.

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Chestnut Brae - Farm planning map

Demonstrating how drone imagery can be used as a base for effective farm planning.

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Small Construction Site - 3D Photomesh and Orthomosaic

UAV aerial survey of a construction site to produce a 3D photomesh and orthomosaic.

Kulin Water Slide - Site Scan

3D model of the Kulin water slide created using drone images

Mission Summary

  • Goal: To demonstrate the effectiveness of a drone site scan of public infrastructure for marketing or asset monitoring purposes.
  • Tech: DJI Mavic Pro, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Late morning, sunny, moderate wind
  • Outcome: Whilst it was a warm day and upon takeoff the drone was swarmed by 100 pink and grey galahs we managed to site scan the Kulin pool and water slide before any patrons arrived.
    Note: Permission from the Pool Manager was granted for the drone scan
High resolution plan view of the Kulin water slide using drone images

This has been another 'drone adventure' in aerial surveying, inspection and mapping by The Aero Scout.

West Kulin - Tin Horse Highway

Mission Summary

  • Goal: To drone scan a couple of the famous Kulin tin horses.
  • Tech: DJI Mavic Pro, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Late afternoon, sunny, moderate wind

This has been another 'drone adventure' in aerial surveying, inspection and mapping by The Aero Scout.

Graffiti Train Carriage

Mission Summary

  • Tech: DJI Mavic Pro, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, overcast, moderate wind
  • Comments: I spotted an interesting subject matter for a drone inspection scan next to the beach we frequent. 



This has been another 'drone adventure' in aerial surveying, inspection and mapping by The Aero Scout.

South Mole Lighthouse - Structure Scan

3D model of the Fremantle South Mole lighthouse created using drone images

Mission Summary

  • Goal: To create a digital virtual twin of the Fremantle South Mole lighthouse using Mavic Pro and Drone Deploy technologies.
  • Tech: DJI Mavic Pro, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, overcast, high wind
  • Outcome: Despite the many challenges; high wind, busy light aircraft corridor, having to land twice because of helipad activity this was a very rewarding drone flight and scan. 
Designed by C.Y. O''Connor and built in 1903 

A clear view of the old gun defences erected during WWII next to the lighthouse

Spot the sign hanging in mid-air. :)

This has been another 'drone adventure' in aerial surveying, inspection and mapping by The Aero Scout.