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Drone mapping and modelling an Iron Age landscape.

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Drone mapping within an Iron Age Settlement. Maps. It has to be said, here at clearskyimaging we do love a good map or two! So much so that we have undertaken courses in mapping and photogrammetry with drones, and QGIS in order to present any mapping data we obtain for clients. Being based in Shropshire, within the Welsh marches, we do have a fair bit of history too. Here, we took the opportunity to investigate a local Iron Age hillfort, … Read More

Things to consider when hiring a drone pilot.

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Hiring a drone pilot. Hiring a drone or UAV pilot can be a time consuming, and confusing experience. Further confusion may have been generated by the ‘Drone and Pilot Registration’ regulations introduced in the UK by the CAA in November 2019.Here we have a brief run down of what to loo for when you need to hire someone for a professional drone job. Is a drone the best tool for the job?Although drones can provide fantastic results when used professionally, … 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

A video of Flounders Folly

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A short video we produced from one of our drones, featuring Flounders Folly, a 19th century folly overlooking Corvedale. On top of Callow Hill, in South Shropshire, just to the East of Craven Arms, stands Flounders Folly. Built in 1838, it was restored in 2004. At 16 feet square, and 80 feet high, it is a landmark for miles around.After gaining permission from the Founders Folly Trust, we took the opportunity of a break in the freezing January weather to … Read More

Drone mapping of abandoned quarry workings

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On Titterstone Clee Hill, just outside of Ludlow in Shropshire, there are some old, long abandoned quarry workings, ripe for an example of drone mapping. Using a Mavic pro drone, and Maps Made Easy, a pre-planned UAV flight was designed and flown. In all, 80 photos were taken and stitched together. The resulting images, once submitted to Maps Made Easy, were then used to generate a small 3D model of the area. The resulting images that were stitched together, are … Read More