One such project Mark’s team has been working on has them capturing images and delivering datasets on a weekly basis for a construction project that spans period of years. Once the project scope and deliverables are defined, an acquisition schedule is set and flights begin. A generic script is generated in Correlator3D prior to flights to capture the desired deliverables. Incoming data is then processed, and an initial QC is completed. If adjustments are needed, the team will modify the script, otherwise it is saved for future missions. Employing the same script over the life of the project ensures homogenous deliverables over the life of the project. Once mosaics are produced, they are checked to ensure correct tonal balance and if there are no issues with seamlines. The DEMs are exported in TIF format along with contours for stakeholders to use in volumetric calculations. Using remote cameras either on the ground or in the air via drones such as Extreme Aerial provides reduce the need for additional personnel on site. This in turn reduces the opportunity to catch or spread COVID and/or its variants.
Typical deliverables include orthomosaics, digital terrain models, image-based point clouds, and volumetric reports.
The benefits of using Correlator3D according to Mark is the ability to rapidly create the mapping deliverables their clients need. Consistency matters on projects where updated mapping is expected on a biweekly basis, and with the scripting tools found in Correlator3D repeatability is practically guaranteed.
Established in 2014, Extreme Aerial Productions, LLC is a professional aerial drone video and photography company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Operating various UAS, Extreme Aerial acquires imagery and processes data on projects throughout the US. For more information, visit www.extremeaerialproductions.com.