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One of the fascinating things about doing aerial mapping with a UAV is how quickly you can capture changes in the landscape. Or if there are cases where satellite imagery for a known location is out of date then we now have the technology to generate our own aerial maps with a UAV. Last month we flew a 500 acre section of a 5,000 acre ranch outside of Marble Falls, TX. I wanted to share the difference in imagery between what Google currently has and what we were able to capture. One of the major benefits to this approach, assuming weather conditions permit, is that we can fly around high noon where shadows will be kept to a minimum.

Here’s an aerial shot via Google Satellite imagery:

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compared to the imagery of the same location from our flight:

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Quite a difference in clarity if you ask us. We’re finding more and more interesting uses of this technology for ourselves and our clients.