Today’s question is about using ground control points in UAV mapping. Can you use plywood GCP’s instead of smart GCP’s such as Aeropoints?
Our caller, Kyle was going through our construction mapping course. And, he is wondering if he needs to invest in expensive Ground Control Points such as Aeropoints in order to build an accurate UAV mapping model. In order to answer Kyle’s question, we discuss the different GPS options and their varying capabilities.
Is your GPS data prone to error? How does earth’s topography make it challenging to acquire accurate GPS data? Why is it important to have a proper ground control point system to get accurate UAV mapping data? Tune in to find out. Thanks to Kyle from Vancouver for the question. Fly Safe!
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- [03:08] Today’s question is about using Ground Control Points (GCP’s) for UAV mapping
- [04:10] Discussing different GPS options and their varying accuracy levels
- [04:35] Learn why earth’s topography makes it challenging to get accurate GPS data
- [05:05] Is GPS data prone to error?
- [05:55] Will you get more accurate UAV mapping data if your GPS unit is higher off the ground?
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