Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Natural Resource Management
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Jeff Safran, Lance Brady
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) utilizes Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for imagery collection in support of Natural Resource and Land Management objectives. Very high resolution imagery collected with digital cameras on sUAS platforms allow the BLM to fill a data gap between ground based photography and aerial/satellite imagery. Imagery collected from the sUAS is processed into geospatial products using photogrammetric techniques. ArcGIS is used for data analysis and publication.