CAMERAS TESTED SO FAR:
- Canon SX260
- Canon S100
- Canon sx230
- Canon A490
- Canon A810
- Canon SD1200
PRIMARY MAPPING CAMERAS:
- Canon SX260 – just over 3cm (3.37) per pixel resolution at 100m AGL
- Canon S100 – just under 3cm (2.97) per pixel resolution at 100m AGL
FLIGHT RIOT SKYWALKER 2013 UAV (1900mm wings)
FLIGHT RIOT FINWING PENGUIN MAPPING UAV
FLIGHT RIOT SKYWALKER 2012 (1900 mm wings) – With FPV
This video covers how I set up my Skywalker FPV plane with a Canon Point and Shoot camera using CHDK scripts triggered by RC transmitter for aerial mapping.
Applications for this technology are vast as the enormous growth in GIS, remote sensing, and geostpatial technology over the past decade has proven.
Applications include but are by no means limited to environmental monitoring, conservation, natural resource management such as ecological and biological analysis, forestry, agriculture management, and even archaeological mapping.
All these activities are already happening all over the world on a regular frequency using full scale airplanes. The UAV option presents a much lower cost and smaller scale method of acquiring imagery that can be used in the production of spatial data.
I’ll follow up with a video on setting up a map mission in Mission Planner Ground Control Station.