We’ve been working on survey grade mapping with our UAVs for a few clients here in Austin, TX. Recently, a friend of ours shared his new web service called MapRight (www.mapright.com) with us. MapRight allows land owners & brokers to create highly interactive maps of their properties. It’s quite easy to use and the resulting maps are beautiful. You can see a sample below.
This is a 600 acre property in Dripping Springs that we’ve been mapping with our UAVs. The great thing about MapRight is that the property developer was up in Dallas when he asked if we could fly the property. We sent him a link to MapRight and he was able to create the boundaries of areas where he wanted to get imagery. He then “shared” the map with us and we took the KML into APM Mission Planner. From there we loaded the mission onto our UAV and were ready to fly.
Here is an aerial shot from Google before dirt was being moved:
and here it is three weeks later taken from the UAV, stitched together, and orthorectified for display over Google Maps:
You can see that the landscape has changed quite a bit. Stay tuned as we continue to share imagery of this development over the next 24 months.