If you haven’t already heard, drone technology is moving extremely fast. It’s also having a major impact on the mapping industry. The two have been revolutionized by technologies such as GPS and laser scanning, and UAS technology has brought them another step forward. From construction to archaeology to surveying, the mapping capabilities of drones are making a huge impact.
While unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology is best known for military and intelligence applications, plenty of surprising commercial uses have emerged. Maps built from UAS images are transforming industries from government research to agriculture to wildlife preservation.