Mapping areas around headwaters, estuaries and other sites using drones to get data on demand, making it easier to manage resources and monitor compliance over large areas.
- Surface water mapping requires long hours and many people, and the environment can be difficult to access on foot.
- Satellite and aerial data are expensive and cannot be made available on demand, and data resolution and accuracy is poor.
Drones help manage water resources
- High-speed take-offs and overflights of rivers, lakes and reservoirs allow data to be collected via automated flights, reducing costs and reducing field time.
- Aerial photographs help classify water bodies, estimate water extent and monitor wastewater.