An Unmanned Aerial System for 3D Mapping and Inspection is available as one of two platforms; aircraft and copter. Both of which have advantages and disadvantages. An Aircraft will have a longer flight time and larger coverage area, but it requires more space to take-off and land. This makes Aircrafts ideal for larger scale 3D Mapping and Inspection projects. Aircraft will conventionally be able to carry a larger payload than Copters. A Copter is able to lift off and land horizontally and is often used for small-scale 3D Mapping and Inspection projects. The system may includes :
- Drone, Copter, VTOL, Airplane or Helicopter.
- LiDAR + GNSS + IMU system.
- Thermal Camera .
- Photo Camera.
- Point Cloud Processing Software, Geographic Information System Software, Hydrographic Processing Software, Application software.