Detailed 2D aerial survey by drone

Using Maps Made Easy, a service I helped fund on Kickstarter, I prepared a detailed map of a ranch in South Dakota. The output is a 2D map you can zoom and pan, just like Google Earth. By my estimate, the map resolution isĀ 5 cm per pixel. By comparison the best resolution available in

An in-app reminder of geopolitics

Utter the word ‘drone’ and some may immediately think of geopolitics and extrajudicial reach. There are other ways the two topics are connected. The smartphone app that comes with a DJI Phantom has a nifty feature that allows you to see a map of where you have flown and th