Drone surveys are still a relatively new and not fully understood process for many people, but professionals in the engineering, exploration, surveying and precision agriculture fields are rapidly embracing the advantages of this alternative approach to gathering critical site data. Where once they had to wait for a traditional surveyor to go out to a […]
News and views about the commercial drone services industry in Australia and specific uses of drone technologies, by Tony Gilbert, CEO of Queensland Drones.
Modernisation is seamlessly incorporated into our lives nowadays. We can learn anything with a simple video over the internet. We can socialise and provide professional services digitally. We can improve the quality of our lives by simply upgrading to more efficient technology. One of which is gardening. Gardening isn’t just about choosing the best fertiliser […]
Can Drone Aerial Surveys Meet Engineering Standards? Drone mapping surveys are being used more and more to support construction, development, mining, agricultural and other commercial activities. Queensland Drones is a trusted provider of precision PPK Precision Aerial Mapping using purpose-built mapping UAVs. We regularly partner with engineers, surveyors and other industry professionals to rapidly deliver […]
Improve Seed Trials using Multispectral Trial Plot Mapping Modern farming is challenging. Drought, climate change and other natural disasters are cutting farm profits, but you still need to do the best you can with what you have. Which is why seed selection and trial plots are so critical to the success of your crops. A […]
Here are a few aerial photos we’ve captured along our five year journey so far. Please let us know in the comments below what you think.
Panoramic landscape photography was a passion that drew me into drone photography almost five years ago. While I don’t claim to be one of the gurus of this art (and I know a few), some of these are not too bad. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
A contour survey is a way to easily visually understand the vertical and horizontal shape (the “topography”) of your land. By understanding the land contours, you can easily visualise or map how water will flow across and through the property when it rains, where it will collect, where it might erode the soil and many […]
How to Rapidly Audit your Crop Planting Investment As identified by McCaine et al (University of Mississippi, 2019), “Plant density estimation during the emergence phase is critical for early-season decision making. Estimation of both crop and weed density is critical for addressing early season issues. Mapping of weeds in crops at any stage can be […]
Getting the Right Management Insights at the Right Time Why is multispectral mapping so important? Because decision-making is not about pretty pictures, it’s about having the right data for the right job and empowering you to grow the healthiest crops you can. NDVI was good technology 30 years ago when the first Landsat satellites were […]
About three years ago now, the Australian edition of the Huffington Post online newspaper claimed that being a drone pilot would be the “job of the future” and that drone pilots could expect to earn $100,000 to $150,000 a year. This claim, and others like it, set a lot of people on the path to […]