Photomosaic of Lion’s Park in Waco, Texas. The
lower digital elevation model of the park has red
areas that indicate high elevations and green areas
that indicate lower elevations.
A satellite image with a
1-meter resolution printed
at a scale of 1:500,000 will
not show much detail in
the image. The opposite is
also true: An image with
a 500-meter resolution
will show individual pixels.
Although the scale at which
an image is viewed can be
increased, there is a point
at which seeing individual
pixels and increasing the
scale beyond that point
does not provide any increase in detail.
Before programming a flight plan into an
app and launching the drone on a mapping
mission, it is important for users to honestly
evaluate their skills to command the controls at
a moment’s notice. Factors such as high wind
and collision hazards may develop rapidly. It
might be necessary to take control of the drone
during the mapping mission and manually fly it
The cap Tured images are processed in To a large-scale de Tailed map
of The combina Tion of pho Tographs, known as a “pho Tomosaic.”
a digi Tal eleva Tion model can also be produced.