Do you wish your business or property had a more detailed overhead, satellite-like view that was able to be manipulated just like in google earth? Would you like to be able to make easy measurements and calculations just by clicking points on a map? Do you have stockpiles that you need accurately measured, or trails that you'd like mapped?
We can provide all of this with aerial photogrammetry-based mapping services. Deliverables include 2D orthomosaic images (tiff), 2D digital surface models (DSM) and digital terrain models (DTM) (tiff), and 2D Google Earth orthomosaics and DSMs/DTMs (kmz). Orthomosaics and DSMs/DTMs can be annotated while keeping the georaster info embedded in file, e.g. annotating property lines, utilities, roads or trials, points of interest, or other important information. With free software, client can easily manipulate deliverable files and take measurements (distance/area/volume) as needed.
All mapping projects will be referenced properly using ground control points (GCPs) with ~1m accuracy, however we cannot (at time of writing) provide survey-grade accuracy using RTK hardware. The files can be hosted by DAI and able to be referenced by client to perform simple measurements (distance/area) in browser or linked on client's website. Mapping missions flown using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.
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Measure the volume of a stockpile accurately with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Aerial mapping project of New Kent County's new Pine Fork Park. All of the fields are labeled, walking paths labeled and distances noted. This imagery even includes the brand new (as of March 2023) pickleball courts. A 360° aerial virtual tour of the park can also be seen on our 360° services page.
Aerial mapping project of the horse/ATV trails on the private property on Stone's Run Way. Distances of each trail section were measured within the mapping software and overlaid on map.
We conducted an aerial mapping project of the Center of the World during some recent travels (seriously, https://www.centeroftheworld.us/, it's fascinating) and have included sample images and orthomosaics below.
Comparison of 2D maps of the Center of the World in Felicity, CA. On the left is the DAI map, and right is from Google Maps. Note the increased detail and updated features shown in the DAI map (e.g. the Maze of Honor on the western side of the site, missing in the Google Maps view).
Same comparison, zoomed in on the center of the "Museum of History in Granite" to show the level of detail available with mapping. The carvings on the granite slabs are visible in the left image and completely pixelated in the right.
Map of the Center of the World in Felicity, CA, with digital surface model (DSM) and contour lines shown.
Take measurements easily using the 2D orthomosaic model. This example shows that the area of the circle encompassing a portion of the "Museum of History in Granite" is approximately 5,045 m^2, or 1.25 acres.
View in Google Earth with the exported 2D map of the Center of the World displayed and overlaid on the existing terrain data within Google Earth, view looking southeast towards Yuma, AZ.
We mapped the Ark Complex currently under construction in New Kent County. This will be an incredible resource for the county and provide four baseball/softball fields, a football/soccer field, and the future home of Journey Christian Fellowship. Included below is the embedded 2D orthomosaic model. Interactive 360° photos were also captured and posted under the 360 Degree Photos tab.
Moran Park is a mobile home community in Quinton, VA currently undergoing significant renovations. We performed a mapping mission during the project, providing the client with a google earth-like snapshot of the property at this phase, which included some demolition of existing structures and multiple septic tank junction boxes visible for future reference and easily identifiable in the DSM/DTM. Please see embedded sample models below (annotated orthomosaic and DSM, respectively). Interactive 360° photos captured and posted under the 360° Photos tab.
Aerial map of the oddly-shaped traffic circle on Route 155 in New Kent County, not seen in the Google Maps satellite view.