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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.

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.

BBQ - 3D Scan

Mission Summary

  • Goal:  Test photogrammetry from a smartphone
  • Tech: iPhone8s, Autodesk ReCap
  • Conditions: Midday and raining
  • Outcome: Smartphone camera can be a powerful tool for reality capture

We were down at the local park for an afternoon walk, when I went to test some simple photogrammetry methodology using my smartphone daughter decided she wanted to be part of the scan.







This (IMO) was a successful scan.




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