UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

aka drone

sadly, this term imparts such a negative nuance.

UAV sounds so much cleaner, scientific, unobtrusive and who doesn't want another acronym to add to their vernacular???


SRD GIS foresees a huge benefit to using UAV technology to capture, document, record, map and analyse ground features.

UAVs enable unparalleled accessibility and unique perspectives to capture imagery - airborne views previously inaccessible or prohibitively expensive to acquire.

The cost is far less than traditional air photo surveying and the capability to revisit & resurvey enables for powerful temporal analysis capabilities.

Potential Uses:

  • change detection: river channels
  • monitoring & assessing erosion
  • mapping flood extents
  • analysing/calculating volumetric change
  • oblique aerial photography
  • airborne video capture

Project Extracts:



Consider this:



Projects to date:

  • Oyster River (19.2km) from Salmon Point south to the mouth of the Oyster River, then upstream as far as the Inland Hwy (19)
  • Area D (unopened Road Right of Ways: Darnell Rd, Storie/Seawave Rd) & Hagel Park

  • Of Interest:

    How can UAVs be beneficial for environmental assessments and species surveys???
    Check out the unique perspectives you can capture of spawning salmon


    UAV contractor: