Aerial Mapping Services
Imagine how you might advance your business practices if you could get accurate and immediately actionable information about your land as frequently as you want. You’ll see more, see better, and save money. Once you see your operations from the air you’ll never approach work the same way again.
Please watch the demonstration video below to learn more about what our mapping services offer.
More Information & Examples
Porche Aerial Imagery uses professional image processing software for the rectification, assembly, and correction of aerial images. The resulting orthomosaic is a beautiful image that can be analyzed from any internet connected device.
3D MODEL EXAMPLE: Here is an example of a school campus captured with our mapping technology. On the left you can view a three-dimensional model of the entire school property. Click the "Play" button in the center to see how the 3D model works.
ELEVATION EXAMPLE: Here, you will see the elevation map of the school. Our mapping technology takes visible spectrum images and processes them into a working elevation map. This allows end users to see the lower areas are compared to higher areas. Specifically, the dark blue and light blue areas are much lower compared to the red and green areas.
ORTHOMOSAIC EXAMPLE: And lastly, here is a full orthomosaic or ortho map model of the school. At first glance, this appears similar to Google Earth. However, after closer inspection, you can see the map is up to date and contains more precise detail than satellite imagery can provide. Try zooming in, you will see how much more detail is presented when compared to satellite imagery.
If weather events such as fog or cloud cover change during the flight, the resulting orthomosaic will appear blotchy and may lead to false interpretation. We therefore prefer to fly on days with steady weather conditions. Shadows on the ground have a negative effect on key point identification and increase the contrast of the image, reducing the amount of detail that can be seen. A high-altitude cloud cover is optimal.
For moderate elevation changes, the altitude of the drone can be adjusted to conform to the landscape and provide images with a uniform resolution. Rapidly changing elevation profiles are difficult to capture at a uniform resolution and will result in heterogeneous mosaics. The ground must have a strong texture in order to identify key points and perform image stitching. Please note, the following terrains are not favorable: large bodies of water and snow fields.