Tyler Remote Sensing Associates performed a vertical accuracy assessment of the Discovery Drone produced by SmartDrone. The Discovery Drone uses a LIDAR imaging sensor. SmartDrone provides the full imaging chain: plan collections, collecting data, and producing Digital Elevation Products to a prescribed Coordinate Reference System and elevation datum.
The results of the study are that the Discovery LIDAR drone imaging system product meets National Map Accuracy standards for a one foot contour line and American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Standards for both positional accuracy and LIDAR applications. Standards chosen, study methods, results and product suitability statements are detailed in sections that follow.
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