Commercial UAV News: Impact of Drones for Geospatial Professionals on Beach Renourishment Survey Projects

impact-drones-geospatial-proSeptember 27, 2016–Executive Editor Jeremiah Karpowicz provides insight into how McKim & Creed and Esri achieved 3D results with 2-1/2-centimeter accuracy from a drone during their recent proof of concept (POC).

The purpose of the POC, held on May 16, 2016 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, was to determine the effectiveness of collecting and processing imagery for coastal surveys using unmanned aerial systems (UAS). In the Commercial UAV News article, UAS professionals from McKim & Creed discuss the logistics of the POC, the results, and what we learned about various applications of UAS technology.