Services offered by Delta Southern UAS
UAV Agriculture Industry
Reap the benefits of precise crop scouting from above. If precision technology has driven the farming revolution of recent years, monitoring crops from the sky will drive it to the next level.
With a drone or UAV, highly accurate images of fields can be captured covering up to hundreds of acres in a single flight without the cost and hassle of manned services. These systems have a far greater resolution than satellite imagery provides even when there is cloud cover.
By using image processing software, the Ebee camera shots can be transformed into one large orthomosaic image. By applying algorithms like NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) to this image, a reflectance map of the crop can be created. This map is the key to boosting yields, cutting costs and driving the business forward. It highlights exactly which areas of the crop need closer examinations - meaning less time spent scouting and more time treating the plants that need it.
X,Y and Z made easy
There are several reasons why land surveyors are increasingly adding drones to their portfolio of instruments.
Firstly, using a drone can vastly reduce the time spent collecting accurate data. By acquiring raster data from the sky – in the form of geo-referenced digital aerial images, with resolutions as sharp as 1.5 cm (0.6 in) per pixel – you can gather millions of data points in one short flight.
More time still can be saved by using a survey-grade drone such as the eBee RTK. Such GNSS/RTK receiver systems are effectively flying rovers, capable of receiving data corrections streamed from a base station or via VRS to achieve absolute X, Y, Z accuracy of down to 3 cm (1.2 in) – without needing Ground Control Points.
With collection made so simple, you can focus your energy on using and analysing data, rather than working out how to gather it.
With such a large increase in the amount of physical data being collected, this does mean an increase in office time spent processing and utilising this data. However this expansion is cancelled out many times over by the huge time savings a drone produces out in the field. Many of senseFly’s surveying customers say, for example, that large jobs that once took weeks can now be completed in just a few days, and that a week’s worth of traditional data collection is now achieved in just one day.
Last but not least, less time spent on the ground means staff safety is improved by minimising risk to surveying teams when measuring sites such as mines, unstable slopes and transport routes. Simply choose take-off and landing locations that are out of harm’s way.
Emergency Response Analysis
When disaster strikes, accurate data needed and quickly. By flying over an affected area, drones can provide a virtually instant overview of disaster damage and potential needs – safely, and without interfering with ongoing rescue operations.
At Delta Southern UAS we pride ourselves on our fast response times and our ability to fly large tracts of land. We have helped several counties in northern Mississippi by flying our drones above storm tracks and flooding to give the local emergency responders the ability to quickly make decisions based on the most current information available. We provide our data in easily readable formats such as a PDF or a Google Earth file with our recently captured images overlayed over the same Google imagery you are used to using. If you happen to be a GIS professional or have one on your team we can also provide contours, LAS datasets of the area, 3D meshes, DSMs and Orthomosaics usable in almost all popular map production software.
If you know when disaster will strike – e.g. prior to a tornado, flood or hurricane hitting landfall – then a quick, timely drone survey can ensure accurate pre-/post-event reporting, recording the destruction caused and/or being used to substantiate future insurance claims.
Whatever your organization’s field of activity – aid, development, emergency response or disaster preparedness - drone technology can play a valuable role in helping your team work more effectively.
Using a UAV is all about capturing accurate, up-to-date geographic data – the crucial local information you rely on to make your decisions.
Light, safe mapping drones like the senseFly eBee offer an immediate eye-in-the-sky overview – capturing high-resolution aerial images that are easily processed, or “stitched” together into precise 5 cm (1.2 in) per pixel geo-referenced maps (so-called orthophotos or orthomosaics) and, if your work requires them, 3D digital elevation models.
This data, crucially, is available virtually immediately – just plan your flight, fly and process the results, without the inefficiency and hassle of booking and waiting for lower-resolution satellite or manned aircraft data. And due to a drone’s low flight altitudes, you can even capture the shots you need when there are clouds overhead.
There are so many advantages using the eBee drone systems for law enforcement agencies from vehicular accident reconstruction, court evidence data, insurance claims,search and rescue, etc...Contact Delta Southern UAS to engage how these services can be tailored to your organizational needs.
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