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Drone Structure Scan - Historical Landmark

Detailed 3D model of WWII observation post in Albany.

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Small Drone Mapping 101

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

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Arthur River Mt Pleasant Kitchen - 3D drone structure scan

3D model of the heritage building Mt Pleasant Kitchen in Arthur River.

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Chestnut Brae - Farm planning map in Nannup

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

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Drone Structure Scan - Heritage Lighthouse

Drone structure scan of the heritage South Mole Lighthouse in Fremantle.

Pool



Drone Structure Scan - Pool


Drone structure scan of a brand new (unfilled) pool using a DJI Spark and photogrammetry processing with AgiSoft PhotoScan.

Mission Summary

  • Goal: To drone scan residential pool before it was filled with water to test drone scanning ability to re-create smooth pool surface.
  • Tech: DJI Spark, Agisoft PhotoScan
  • Conditions: Later afternoon, sunny, moderate wind
  • Outcome: The virtual model of the pool was flawless, even using a drone as basic as a DJI Spark.


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

Stockpile Comparison - Drone vs Total Station

Mission Summary

  • Goal: Demonstrate effectiveness of drone scans for stockpile volume calculations.
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, sunny, moderate wind
  • Outcome: The stockpile volumes reported from drone imagery were within 2% of stockpile readings given by surveyors. See results below;

Stockpile Comparison - Drone vs Total Station







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

Sanur Groin

Drone structure scan of a stone groin off the coast of Sanur, Bali -Image 1
3D drone scanned model of stone groin off Sanur, Bali 

Drone Structure Scan - Maritime Infrastructure

Drone structure scan of a stone groin off the coast of Sanur, Bali using a DJI Spark and photogrammetry processing with AgiSoft PhotoScan.

Mission Summary

  • Goal: Check out the effectiveness of the DJI Spark for mapping and structure scan, whilst on holiday overseas.
  • Tech: DJI Phantom Spark, AgiSoft PhotoScan
  • Conditions: Morning, sunny, moderate wind
  • Outcome: The DJI Spark is an excellent mapping tool. It is small, light, innocuous, has great range (this island was a good 300m off shore) and a good sensor. 
Drone structure scan of a stone groin off the coast of Sanur, Bali -Image 2




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

Land Development Site

Drone Site Scan Stockpile Volume using Drone Deploy - Image 1

Drone Site Scan - Stockpile Volume

Drone site scan of a land development site in Caversham using a Phantom 3 4K and photogrammetry processing with Drone Deploy.

Mission Summary

  • Goal: Demonstrate effectiveness of drone scans for stockpile volume calculations and site asset monitoring.
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, sunny, moderate wind
  • Outcome: Even using manual flying (no auto waypoints) it wasn't difficult to produce an accurate, detailed map of the construction site and then interrogate for meaningful insights. 

Drone Site Scan Stockpile Volume using Drone Deploy - Image 2


Drone Site Scan Stockpile Volume using Drone Deploy - Image 3




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

Grain Receival Depot

Drone Structure Scan Industrial Infrastructure Grain Receival - Image 1

Drone Structure Scan - Industrial Infrastructure

A drone structure scan of some industrial infrastructure using a Phantom 3 4K and photogrammetry processing with Drone Deploy.

Mission Summary

  • Goal: Drone scan grain receival depot in preparation to conduct larger scan on regional / port depot
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, sunny, moderate wind
  • Outcome: 3x batteries and 60min of flight time has produced a detailed scan with a 1cm/pixel resolution



Drone Structure Scan Industrial Infrastructure Grain Receival - Image 2


Drone Structure Scan Industrial Infrastructure Grain Receival - Image 3


Drone Structure Scan Industrial Infrastructure Grain Receival - Image 4


Drone Deploy Elevation Profile of Industrial Infrastructure - Image 1


Drone Deploy Elevation Profile of Industrial Infrastructure - Image 2

Drone Deploy Elevation Profile of Industrial Infrastructure - Image 3

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

Land Estate



Mission Summary

  • Goal: To create a 3D site map that included site conditions, retaining walls and a newly built house with a Mavic Pro.
  • Tech: DJI Mavic Pro, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Mid-afternoon, cloudy, windy
  • Outcome: Site conditions processed well however the quality of the model of the new house was low.








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

Community Sport Centre



Mission Summary

  • Goal: To practice scanning methodology with a Mavic Pro in tight, windy conditions.
  • Tech: DJI Mavic Pro, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Mid-afternoon, cloudy, windy








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

Equip Shelter As-Built

Image from drone for an as-built scan 

Mission Summary

  • Goal: To re-scan the as-built structure for a project that was initially scanned by drone and then designed and delivered in Revit.
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy






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

Storm Damage Assessment

Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy

Drone Inspection - Storm Damage

Conducting a site inspection to assess and document the extent of storm damage to a public building.

Mission Summary

  • Goal: To use drone imagery to assist with a storm damage inspection on a Government building
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, cloudy and windy
  • Outcome: The imagery was extremely valueable and instrumental in delivering a high quality report to the client.



Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy

Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy

Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy

Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy


Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy

Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy


Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy

Merredin drone inspection storm damage assessment using Drone Deploy


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

Residential Framed Roof



Mission Summary


  • Goal: To assess the effectiveness of drone scanning a complex framed structure
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Midday, cloudy, low wind
  • Outcome: Whilst the walls and site have been processed well, the frame roof was not completely rendered.






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

Shipping Container - 3D Scan Inspection


Mission Summary

  • Goal:  Test manual camera settings for low light conditions
  • Tech: DJI Phantom 3 4K, Drone Deploy
  • Conditions: Evening (low light)
  • Outcome: Adjusting the camera settings to low light conditions was a success.

Back on the farm in Nannup, it was too much to resist not scanning a shipping container used for extra storage.







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