Drone Technology for New Age Infrastructure Planning

Drone Technology for New Age Infrastructure Planning

Mapping spatial spread with a reasonable accuracy is still a challenge in areas which are not easily accessible and at times dangerous, like wetlands, mines or forests. Traditional surveying techniques like GPS or optical surveying instruments, consume a lot of time and manpower as the surveyor needs to physically reach the point for which the data has to be collected. Hi-Res cameras, storage facilities & improved computing technology have enabled drones to collect, process and interpret high-resolution imagery easily. Drones used for photogrammetry take sideways, forward and zone overlapped series of pictures, which…continue reading →
Democratized Data Collection Approach

Democratized Data Collection Approach

Imagine a system, which enables people with smartphones to collect different types of data along with GPS coordinates. This data can be stored at a unified platform and each of the data-points collected by a smartphone gets recorded as a contributed entry. For the sake of nomenclature, let us call them data contributors or the feet-on-ground. Data collection is streamlined if there is a control on the data attributes to be collected. Hence, imagine that this system further allows an administrator to be the custodian of this data and is empowered with a platform through which she…continue reading →