GEOmedia Special Issue in English n. 3 2016
by Zaira Baglione
The tale of two experiences in the geological and cultural heritage area through the use of fixed-wing drones. Innovation and high quality of the data returned from an aero-photogrammetric survey as support to the activities of the different professionals. From the survey phase to the post-production all the precautions to obtain images with a very good resolution and solve obstacles for the mapping of areas not easily accessible such as quarries.
The aerial photography have had a great revolution with the advent of the UAV technology that actually has allowed to overcome the objective problems of
the access to the information. Especially for the territories with a complex topography, the use of drones is an advantage in terms of speed, cost reduction and achievement of high quality results. The applications of the proximity remote sensing in critical areas are a lot and involve many areas: from geology to engineering, from surveillance to environmental monitoring, civil protection, archeology and more.