Decision Making and Record Keeping
Portable fixed wing drones empower stakeholders to make informed decisions during disasters including fire, eruptions, earthquakes tornados and hurricanes. Photogrammetry drones are also used in reporting waste in landfills and coastlines.
After a natural disaster strikes, there are many unknowns, what is the extent of the damage? Could there be survivors? Who's property is in danger? Many of these questions an be answered by drone data to provide a top down view of the stricken area, allowing leaders to make informed decisions.
Aerial imagery is extremely useful in decision making, monitoring and reporting in large wild fires. Drone data gives a birds eye view of the problem, allowing stakeholders to better understand the fire perimeter and progress. Even once the fire is out, area burnt and damages can be recorded in orthomosaics.
Waste management requires constant reporting and measurement of quantities, it is also a dangerous area for a surveyor to put himself into. With drone technology, there is no reason for traditional surveys of land fills to take place. Using a drone is not only much safer but more accurate than stakeouts on foot.