Know thy ‘enemy’: Oil Palm Landscape Mapped by Drone
Keeyen (our Asia team member) used his Skywalker 1900 equipped with an APM 2 and Canon S100 to map an oil palm estate owned by a friend. Keeyen’s Skywalker was able to track the waypoints extremely well even in strong crosswind conditions.
The entire landscape was mapped in just a single mission, in which the drone flew for about 30 minutes for a distance of 16 km, covering about 200 ha of the landscape from 300 m above ground. The Canon camera was programmed to snap a picture every three seconds.
This mosaic was stitched together from a subset of 172 images using AutoPanoGiga. The result is quite promising.