MYP PP- Drone/ Photo/ Environmental Project (General Information/ Facts…
MYP PP- Drone/ Photo/ Environmental Project
General Information/ Facts
Drones are oftenly called unmanned aerial vehicles
They have become very common over the past few years
In the US alone, the FAA predicts that there are more than one million drones that will be sold over the holiday seasons.
The Air Force has over 65,000 people working to process all of the data and footage it is currently collecting from drones
Cape Canaveral is now a drone base.
The Coast Guard thinks that drones will increase their prosecutions by 95%
Police need a warrant if they are flying a drone below 400 ft.
Speaking of the police, the cannot use the footage delivered by the drones they use
Military uses for drones are drastically increasing
Drones cover important events from the air
A drone is a stage manager's best friend. It dangles decoration as it hovers in place.
Americans are the highest users of drones
Over 181,000 are registered, but stores report selling over 400,000
Unregistered drones can lead to a fine of $27,500
Photography Skills and Techniques
The ket is that you want your drone to remain motionless even with a gimbal, your shots will become very blurry as you acelerate.
A tip is to take many pictures in the same position, so in case if a couple turn out to be blurry, it will be ok.
If you are taking still images, you have to fly your drone more slowly
Lighting is crucial, if you take the picture pointing towards the sun, then the picture will be dark
Although if you do take the picture from the opposite side of the sun then it will look aesthetic
Gimbals are small portable stands
Some drone images look like they were taken from ground level, making them seem significantly less interesting
Drones are great farming assistants, they survey crops, and their footage wil show farmers the damaged ones.
The Use of Drones for environmental monitoring in the US is expected to grow.
Drones are not going to replace some of the other existing tools
It is a new tool, and they have potential to revolutionize environmental applications when nused at the right scale, and for the right purpose says Joseph Muhlhausen
Owns the Maryland company called CielMap
Joseph also said that the best use of drones for environmental monitoring is for highly detailed coverage of a relatively small area.
The reason why they are increasing is because of their ability to reach areas that would be otherwise inaccessible or cost-prohibitive
The regulatory framework has not developed as fast as the tech, raising concerns.
Landowners sometimes consider drones as privacy invasion
Re vegetation Management
Drones can improve quality of data compared to satellites
2km long, 1 km wide
Drone flies 130 meters above the ground, it shows that the drone can create 3D maps
3D maps are then used to create a land composition analysis
How much of it is farmland
How much is marshland
How much is water
How much is drinkable
How much is salty
What is the waterlife like
Throughout seasons and annually
Other great things to help the world
Safer than workers climbing bridges
Drones can also identify brambles
Identify invasive species and more