The general trend in all industries is automation, the aerial photogrammetry industry is no different. The advent of digital cameras and poweful computing platforms has automated the image processing workflows from the film camera days. The advent of electric powered aircraft and affordable, small autopilots has made the business of flying and capturing imagery automated as well. The industry has started drawing on all the UAV experience garnered in the defence research and hobbyist arena into commercial products. Read more
Use of accurate digital surface models generated from digital aerial photogrammetry for urban flood modelling
Due to climate change and an expansion of urban catchment, urban flooding is becoming a major environmental hazard and can cause very costly damages to properties and assets around Australia. The insurance industry is in real need of accurate information for their use in risk analysis and urban flood vulnerability.
Innovation and technologic improvement in the acquisition technics and the processing of digital elevation models can make it economically feasible to gather large and accurate 3D information of natural and urban areas.