Drone essentials for GIS

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On 8/17/2019 at 8:48 AM, Crystal Lake Drone said:

I am a GIS professional that wants to add drone abilities.  What are the essentials for drone use with GIS? What type of drone? what features should a drone have?  What software?


Depends on what you are going to use it for. You need to be a whole lot more specific if you expect an answer that fits your situation.

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1 hour ago, Crystal Lake Drone said:

Photogrammetry, point clouds

OK, lets try pulling teeth. Mapping? Survey? Ag? Construction site monitoring? I am a GIS pro too and we mainly use it for construction and mapping. The other side of the house uses it to support research in various departments with sensors from visible to IR, Lidar, ect. So think of my question this way. What kind of map do you want, and reject any answer that is vague or cloudy. What specifically do you want out of it and that answer will drive how many thousands of dollars you are going to need to spend to get there.

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