Three Aerial Imagery Sources: The What and When

There are three main aerial imagery sources. The modality depends on the coverage area, and required resolution: Satellite (Global), Crewed Aircraft (county, 3,000+ acres), and Drone: Fixed Wing (neighborhood, 100-3,000 acres) and Multirotor (1-100 acres). Satellite has the highest frequency of data collection and covers the greatest area, but is the least resolute. Crewed Aircraft flies at 1,000 feet to 10,000 feet and can carry big (expensive), upwards-of-500MP sensor arrays. Drones are the most resolute and least-expensive-to-deploy solutions. While it's possible to put a…

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North Complex Fire: Drone Damage Assessment

North Complex Fire: Drone Damage Assessment The North Complex Fire was part of thousands of wildfires that were sparked from a combination of warmer than usual temperatures, and a lightening storm that ripped through Northern California. The fires were geographically broken up as several different complexes, which required a large scale response from Federal, State and Local agencies to fight the millions of affected acres, and forced people to flee from their homes to escape the flames. Paul Spaur, of the Spaur Group, in…

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