Using an off-the-shelf drone for Flood Management
Combined with the right software, drone imagery can be used to generate a Digital Surface Model (DSM) – this is a 3D model that shows terrain elevation. It can be a very useful tool when looking at flood management and defence on your farm.
In this example, we use the data to calculate the size and location needed for a flood barrier that is being built to protect farm sheds.
1. Map the area
2. Process Data
to Generate 3D Model
3. Access elevation toolbox
to Identify Areas at Risk
4. Re-map area
After Construction Complete
5. Measure barrier height
for Final Report
More information and links
You can view and have a play with the final live version via the link below.
We used the Mavic Agri Pro drone system to fly each map in about 10-15mins. Processing took 24 hours after uploading to the internet.
If you want to learn how to do this with your drone, and a lot more useful applications for your drone on the farm, try our new training course.