Commercial drones, or small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), are creating significant benefits to many professions, including civil engineering, surveying, environmental monitoring, and construction management.
- Rapid Response: Small aerial drones can be deployed for rapid response to obtain photos and video of project conditions.
- Safety: The ability to safely access remote or dangerous locations can provide otherwise unobtainable views.
- 3D Models: Highly-overlapped stereo images can be compiled into detailed 3D models, which can then be developed into fly-through animations and visualization exhibits.
- Real-Time Activities: Aerial videos clearly demonstrate real-time site activities such as traffic flow patterns under changing conditions.