Origin of aerial images
With origins in 1858, thanks to French balloonist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, it has evolved from balloons and kites, to drones and airplanes.
What is aerial imagery?
The term aerial imagery refers to all imagery taken from an airborne craft which can include drones, balloons or airplanes.
This bird’s eye view of the world is known as an aerial perspective. By placing ourselves in the air and looking down, we are able to create aerial photographs.
Key benefits of using drones?
There are wide-ranging benefits to using drones. Drones can enable retailers and other businesses to deliver products and services faster than ever before.
Moreover, the versatility of drones enables businesses to develop products and services that would once have seemed impossible. For example, UK company Animal Dynamics has developed a miniature “dragonfly drone” weighing less than 50g. This small drone is capable of operating in high winds, making it useful for surveillance in remote locations and complex search and rescue missions.
Recently, Amazon has challenged the status quo with Amazon Prime Air. Amazon Prime Air is a drone delivery system that anticipates package deliveries in 30 minutes or less . The program has not been executed as yet but is currently in development.
Applications of aerial imagery
Aerial photographers use both vertical and oblique photographs for planning land-use projects, movie production, environmental studies, archaeology, power line inspection, oil and gas surveying, surveillance, commercial advertising, and even artistic projects.
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