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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.

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.