Challenges in Urban-Rural Classification
Classification often relies on a combination of Google Maps, physical maps, and contour maps, which are low-resolution, not updated frequently enough, and not intuitive.
The environment can be complex with infrastructure such as roads, bridges, and water supply. This makes mapping difficult.
Traditional 2D maps do not capture enough GIS information for an environmental impact analysis needed in infrastructure planning. A 3D model would be more ideal.
Drones Help Urban-Rural Classification
Surveying drones and software solutions combine multiple types of geographic information to create 2D orthomosaics and 3D models to help with classification and planning.
Quickly take off and fly over cities or rural areas to capture data using automated flights, reducing costs and cutting fieldwork hours.
The 2D maps and 3D models generated are compatible with a variety of GIS software, so results can be quickly visualized for timely adjustments.
Aerial data collected by drones can be used to create topographic maps for additional feature analyses.