Drone Structure Scan - Derelict Cottage

Detailed 3D model of and old derelict cottage in Midvale.


Small Drone Mapping 101

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


Arthur River Mt Pleasant Kitchen - 3D drone structure scan

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


Chestnut Brae - Farm planning map in Nannup

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


Drone Structure Scan - Heritage Lighthouse

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

Mosman Seed Sculpture

Sculpture Scan - Mosman Bay

Scan of a seed sculpture at Mosman Bay, Perth using my iPhone and processing with Metashape.

Mission Summary

  • Goal: We were simply sitting on the grass enjoying some quite time on the foreshore when I spotted this goregous sculpture. I grabbed my trusty iPhone and did two orbits (one low and one mid level), then I grabbed my daughter and got her to sit on my shoulders to capture a high orbit.
  • Tech: iPhone 8s, Metashape
  • Conditions: Midday, sunny, super pleasant weather
  • Outcome: Overall a detailed scan, however in the shady areas it's broken and hollow, I need to improve me capture techniques in future.
Level of detail is clear not only on the seed sculpture but on the concrete services cap next to it.

Hollow sections in the model from inadequate overlap of imagery, this was in a shadowed zone

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