Technology We Use
The process of laser scanning comprises: survey planning, field data acquisition, data preparation, data registration, data quality control and analysis, data modelling and extraction of information, and delivery of product.
Although the type of UAV selected for the mission is important, it is Seisland’s complementary services that distinguish us from the competition. Other UAS providers are newcomers to surveying and mapping; at Seisland, it’s our core business.
Here is some basic information on each aircraft type and other technologies Seisland's surveys utilize and benefit from:
microdrones md4-1000 multi-rotor UAV
PrecisionHawk Lancaster fixed-wing UAV
The UAVs are equipped with either a high-resolution camera or a MicaSense RedEdge 3 multi-spectral camera. The multi-spectral camera’s capabilities include:
The camera’s five separate narrowband filtered lenses enable capture of specific data that can then be processed through various algorithms to provide specialized mapping that identifies specific conditions, such as crop damage or drought stress;
Following data capture, we use MicaSense Atlas. This powerful tool lets us process, store, manage, present, and perform analytics of our multispectral camera data, including generating accurate and meaningful orthomosaics and vegetation index maps along with quantitative information that can be used to properly interpret and understand crop field and vineyard conditions;
Pix4D mapping software
We use Pix4D mapping software to convert UAV-captured data into a variety of mapping products, including 2D and 3D maps, digital models and NDVI maps;
This combined suite of technologies creates Seisland’s unique ability to provide comprehensive UAS services that add value for its customers.