Digital Terrain Model (DTM): a topographic model of the bare earth surface containing spatial elevation data
Digital Surface Model (DSM): a model of earth's surface including features such as trees, buildings, and vegetation
Digital Elevation Model (DEM): a 3-dimentional representation of elevation values over a topographic surface referenced to a common vertical datum. DEMs are typically used to represent the bare-earth terrain, void of vegetation and manmade features
Point Cloud: a set of data points in some coordinate system. In a 3D coordinate system, these points are usually defined by X, Y, and Z coordinates and often are intended to represent the external surface of an object.
Orthomosaic (Nadir/Oblique): a georeferenced image that can be analyzed in any GIS or remote sensing software.
Contour Lines: lines joining points of equal value. Typically, these lines join areas of equal elevation above or below sea level
Cross Sections: a surface or shape that is or would be exposed by making a straight cut through something at an angle to view the internal structure
Heat Mapping: a graphical representation of data where the individual values are represented by colours to provide a clear visual summary of the data which is easily understood with high visual impact.
Volumetric Calculations: volumetric stockpile data is crucial information for a gravel pit or mine operator. Using UAVs for data acquisition increases accessibility to work sites while greatly reducing the potential danger.
Volumetric Comparison: overlaying a volumetric calculation over an existing volumetric calculation in order to compare the differences and gain the cut and fill information.
Triangulated Irregular Networks (TINs): a form of vector-based digital geographic data constructed by triangulating a set of vertices, which are connected with a series of edges to form a network of triangles. TINs form contiguous, nonoverlapping triangular facets and can be used to capture the position of linear features that play an important role in a surface, such as ridgelines or stream courses. TINs have a higher resolution in areas where a surface is highly variable or where more detail is wanted, and a lower resolution in areas that are less variable.
3D Path Profiles: a vertical profile along a user-specified path using loaded elevation datasets. Represents 2D data in a 3D profile view.
Canopy Height Model: a raster representation of the tree canopy. A true CHM is one in which other above-ground features, such as buildings and utility lines, are removed.
Watershed Analysis: enhances our ability to estimate direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of our management activities and guide the general type, location, and sequence of appropriate management activities within a watershed.
Topography: the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.
Slope Stability Analysis: an assessment of the safe design of a human-made or natural slope (embankments, road cuts, open-pit mining, excavations, landfills, etc.) and the equilibrium conditions.
Oblique Aerial Imagery: imagery taken at an oblique angle; the camera is directed horizontally or downward.
Flood Simulations: the process of imitating a real phenomenon or process with a set of mathematical formulas
Change Detection: the process of identifying differences in the state of an object or phenomenon by observing it over time.
Products and Services
Triangulated Irregular Network
Mine Design Survey
Tailings Pond Survey
Pre/post Blasting Data
Open Pit Mine Survey
Digital Terrain Model (DTM)
Digital Surface Model (DSM)
3D Path Profiles
Bare Earth Model
Nadir Ortho Mosaic
Oblique Ortho Mosaic
Forest Inventory Mapping
Wildfire Fuel Mapping
Timber Harvest Planning
Forest Canopy Mapping
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Risk Evaluation & Mitigation
Drainage & Watershed Analysis
Channel Feature Mapping
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