Insights Into Remote Site Conditions Without Leaving Your Desk

Practical uses for aerial imagery and geographic data from First Base Solutions - the experts who brought you MapWarehouse.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Decision Guide: Ground or Aerial Survey?

Quick Answer: Both!


Detailed topographic mapping from our MapWarehouse archives is popular with civil engineers to model terrain in 3D. Users can predict the flow of surface water, air movement, acoustic modeling, sight line analysis, make volumetric calculations, and even show depth on a flat image when used together with orthophoto. Most big projects, however, also have a ground survey component. Why buy DEM or contour mapping if you need a survey anyway? One's not better than the other, they both have their place in the project life cycle. Take a detailed look:

Decision Guide: Drone or Fixed Wing Aerial Imagery

A quick overview


Technology keeps advancing and drones are no exception. If you need aerial imagery for your commercial applications you've probably considered using drones or drone imaging service providers at some point.  Here's some tips to guide your decision.