I’ve been lurking hard on this forum for the past few months (I check it every day), and I thought it might be time to introduce myself.
I work at a Kentucky-based civil engineering & land surveying company that operates primarily in the telecom industry. I have about 3 years of experience doing survey drafting, 1 year of field surveying experience, and I spent the better part of this past year managing some of our survey projects.
In September I was asked to help build and manage a drone department, so I’ve spent the past few months in a self-guided crash course in all things UAV and photogrammetry . Right now the department is 2 people (me and the pilot), and we’re doing a LOT of planning and testing. In fact that’s pretty much all we’ve done
We’ve done test-flights of cell towers, and a few mapping flights of our office building using GCPs, most of which I have processed using ODM on Google Compute Engine. We’re using a Phantom 4 Pro V2, and I’d be happy to share some of my data sets. I have 4 tower data sets and 2 nadir mapping datasets: 2 flights of the same area at different altitudes & overlaps, with (poorly marked) GCPs.
Anyway, I think we’re about to get approval for several ALTA survey projects that we plan on using the drone for, and I’m excited!
I don’t have enough technical knowledge to provide any help with coding, but I bought the ODM book and I’ll be keeping an eye out for any new funding campaigns