Aerial 3D Photogrammetry without a drone or UAV.

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How on earth could we produce a 3D model, where drones are not allowed? When researching a route to a training establishment for a recent QGIS training course, we were intrigued to see a ‘pin’ on Google Maps for a something called ‘Arthur’s Stone’, which appeared to be a small neolithic burial chamber, overlooking the ‘Golden Valley’ in Herefordshire. We immediately wondered just how this would look as a 3D model! Investigating the site further, it became clear that it … Read More

Hopton Castle – an aerial video.

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Drones, or UAVs are tools that can provide a lot of data, here we produced a small colourised height map of the immediate area for a castle ruin in Shopshire, as well as a short video. The impressive ruins of Hopton Castle lie to the west of the town of Craven Arms in South Shropshire. It was subject to a siege in 1644, and left in a state of ruin from at least the 18th century. However, in 2007, work … Read More