Angola Projects

In 2014 Skeye carried out an additional two projects in Angola. For the Angolese government a number of large areas in the vicinity of Luanda were mapped using drones.

The drones used by Skeye are of the type Bird-Eye (Quest 300). These are fixed unmanned aircraft equipped with a geometrically calibrated camera to take aerial photographs. These photographs, around 80,000 for the two projects, are taken in a special pattern. This pattern is pre-programmed so as to ensure that every image overlaps with the next with a certain percentage. Using additional measurements on the ground with RTK GPS all the images can be stitched together and assigned with the right coordinates.

From the imagery a very detailed 3D digital terrain model was generated and all objects such as houses, roads and vegetation were mapped.

Angola Drone DTM Mapping Survey Aerial Photography 14
Orthophoto mosaic with superimposed mapping

Angola Drone DTM Mapping Survey Aerial Photography 15
3D Digital terrain model