If a picture tells a thousand words, aerial imagery can recount a novel. The scope of information contained within an aerial photo can reveal critical insights invisible from the ground. The same holds true for aerial videos, exposing viewers to a site-specific narrative situated within a broader spatial context.
An orthophoto is a further enhancement of aerial data, attributing geographic coordinate values to each pixel and converting the image file into a measurable format. Accurate distances, dimensions, and areas can be easily derived from an orthophoto with a click of your mouse.
Orthophoto tiles can also be merged to create an orthomosaic – a scale-corrected 2D aerial photographic map. Orthomosaics are often used as high resolution basemaps for mapping is GIS and for project documentation, management, and inventory.
Digital surface models (DSM) and digital elevation models (DEM) are 2.5D terrain models that can also be derived from nadir aerial images using post processing software. While we generally recommend LiDAR for the most efficient and accurate DSMs/DEMs, we can also generate these outputs with aerial imagery, ground control points, and photogrammetry software.
Urban planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Property Development, Civil Engineering, Asset Inspections, Hydrology, Coastal Management, Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Disaster Recovery, Insurance, etc.
Standard File Formats
JPEG, R-JPEG, TIFF, GeoTIFF, KML, PDF, SHP, and DXF.