Whitepaper: Geometric Accuracy Assessment of Mapping UAVs

By Mike Ball / 10 Jul 2018

Microdrones mdMapper1000DGMicrodrones, a developer of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based surveying, mapping and monitoring platforms, has released a whitepaper assessing the geometric accuracy of two of the company’s professional-grade mapping drones – the camera-based mdMapper1000DG and the LiDAR-based mdLiDAR1000.

Download the full whitepaper from Microdrones’ website

The paper gives details of:

  • The test flights for both systems, performed at multiple heights and with varying overlap/sidelap
  • The configuration of the Base Station, a critical component of the accuracy assessment
  • Details of the layout of the Ground Control Points
  • Accuracy assessment results computed from the data collected during the test flights

The paper outlines the conclusions derived from the interpretation of the test results, including the accuracy of the mdMapper1000DG with different image block layouts and overlap-sidelap configurations, as well as the accuracy of the mdLiDAR1000’s absolute ground object positioning. To find out more, download the whitepaper from Microdrones’ website.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact