The value of recreational drone mapping

The value of recreational drone mapping

At GeoNadir, we’re all about seeing drone mapping data used to its full potential. Many of the datasets uploaded to GeoNadir have been mapped as part of targeted research projects. But that doesn’t mean they can’t provide useful information to answer other questions. Similarly, the datasets drone pilots collect recreationally can offer valuable insight, even…

Measuring coastal erosion in Nova Scotia, Canada

Measuring coastal erosion in Nova Scotia, Canada

Who wouldn’t want a house with an ocean view? But for people in Nova Scotia, building a house on the waterfront can be riskier than many homeowners might realise. Coastal erosion is steadily chewing away at Nova Scotia’s coastline, placing homes and infrastructure at risk of washing away.  The Applied Geomatics Research Group at Nova Scotia Community…

Managing drone data with My Geo and FAIR Geo

Managing drone data with My Geo and FAIR Geo

As drone technology evolves, the fields and industries where drone mapping data can provide valuable insights continues to grow. But as we collectively gather more and more drone mapping data, managing it all can be challenging. At GeoNadir, we want to see drone mapping data used to its full potential. To do this, we’re dedicated…

How drones are helping farmers map wildlife damage

How drones are helping farmers map wildlife damage

When drones first started gaining attention, they weren’t very accessible or useful for people without a technical background. It’s no surprise then, that until recently, drone mapping has mostly been the domain of universities, governments, or large companies. But as the technology has matured, drones and data processing software have become more accessible and affordable….

A ‘Dell-icious’ partnership for GeoNadir

A ‘Dell-icious’ partnership for GeoNadir

At GeoNadir, we are heavy tech users. Of course there’s the drones, but we can’t forget the laptops, desktops, servers, storage devices, cloud systems etc. that underpin our daily operations. It’s therefore really important to us to connect with other similar businesses as we grow, and one of the reasons why I joined the Dell…

What can you do with a drone?

What can you do with a drone?

In the past decade, drone technology has advanced from clumsy, expensive, DIY kits to sleek, user-friendly, commercial models. Each new improvement and advancement in processing software has expanded the number of fields where drones can help solve problems. It can be hard to keep up, especially if you’re someone without a remote sensing background. So…

School mapping competition uses GeoNadir

School mapping competition uses GeoNadir

How cool is your local school? For the fourth year running, our sister company She Maps is searching for the coolest school with their annual school mapping competition. They’re challenging students of all ages to calculate the amount of tree-shade on their school campus, opening discussions about cooling, urban heat, landscape design, and climate change….

Types of environmental sensors for drones

Types of environmental sensors for drones

Drones are an extremely useful tool for capturing large quantities of high-quality environmental data. But you might not realise just how much data you can capture with them, especially when you start adding sensors. So here’s a rundown of the most common types of environmental sensors you can use with a drone, and the data…

What is photogrammetry?
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What is photogrammetry?

Photogrammetry is the science of taking measurements from photographs. We can make photographic measurements using photos taken at ground level, from aerial platforms, and even underwater. One of the most important elements of photogrammetry is taking lots of photos with high amounts of overlap between adjacent pictures.   Aerial photogrammetry was initially limited to organisations…

Fixed-wing vs multirotor drones: Which is better?

Fixed-wing vs multirotor drones: Which is better?

There are lots of advantages to using drone mapping over traditional survey techniques or satellite imagery for data collection. But to make the most of drone mapping, you want to make sure you’re using the right equipment, and that starts with picking the right drone. What are the options? When people think of drones, multirotor…

What is the resolution of drone mapping?
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What is the resolution of drone mapping?

Many people use drones for mapping to achieve greater resolution when compared to traditional aerial photography or satellite imagery. But what does ‘resolution’ really mean when considering remotely sensed data? There are actually three main types of resolution relevant here: spatial, spectral, and temporal. Let’s explore each below in the context of drone data collection….

Drones Used for Research: A Grad Student’s Perspective

Drones Used for Research: A Grad Student’s Perspective

Drones used for research:  My name is Valerie and I am currently a PhD student at James Cook University. My project consists of modelling coral bleaching predictions and therefore, it fundamentally requires spending a lot of time in front of a computer. Although coding may not necessarily be every marine biologist’s favourite part of research,…

Drone Surveying Equipment – What to pack when going on a family holiday.
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Drone Surveying Equipment – What to pack when going on a family holiday.

Learn how to pack the bare minimum when taking your drone surveying equipment on a family holiday. It’s school holidays in Queensland and what better time to get out and about camping! It might be the middle of winter for most of Australia, but that seasonal description doesn’t really fit in the tropical north. So…

DJI drone comparison: DJI Mavic 2 Pro compared with Autel Evo II Pro
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DJI drone comparison: DJI Mavic 2 Pro compared with Autel Evo II Pro

DJI drone comparison: Facing off against each other we have the Autel Evo II Pro and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro… In many ways they are so similar that one might think they have come from the same factory or is it just a case of parallel evolution? Regardless of the intellectual property claims, let’s…

GPU vs CPU: Which One Do You Need If You Want to Learn Deep Learning
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GPU vs CPU: Which One Do You Need If You Want to Learn Deep Learning

Let us explain the difference between CPU vs GPU in the process of deep learning. Recently, I had an interesting experience while training a deep learning model. To make a long story short, I’ll tell you the result first: CPU based computing took 42 minutes to train over 2000 images for one epoch, while GPU based computing only took…