Hot Water

The above image is a thermal orthophoto mosaic and was captured by a FLIR TAU2 camera. Which was housed in one of my Cessna camera pods, flown on a Cessna 172. Imagery was captured from around 4000 ft… Read More


Thermal Mapping Pods

Over the last few months I have been playing with integrating a FLIR thermal camera into our portable mapping pods for light aircraft (Cessna 100 series) and helicopters. The main image for this article was from one of… Read More

Mapping Pods in Antarctica

Portable Mapping Pods in Antarctica!

One of my portable mapping systems has made it all the way to Antarctica. It will be used for various aerial survey projects around Davis Station during the short summer period. So far its racked up two survey… Read More


Weed Mapping With a Drone

Recently a colleague and I used a DJI multi rotor drone to capture high resolution RGB imagery over a small 20ha project site in Sydney. With the aim to see if was possible to use the imagery to… Read More

GNSS Inertial Solutions – Mapping with UAV’s

Howdy, I have been looking around lately for a GPS+IMU solution that can be carried in our portable mapping pods to enable the direct geo-referencing of aerial imagery, an minimise the use of ground control. Whilst checking out… Read More

Ever wondered how Airborne LIDAR Works?

Whist mucking about on the interweb, I came across this great video on how LIDAR works. It does a great job of explaining a complex subject, so enjoy!            


Portable Mapping Pod Update

As I have alluded to in earlier posts I have been working on a portable mapping pod system, over in my day job atĀ Aerial Acquisitions. Designing, building, testing and refining the pods and sensors has been a long… Read More


Holiday Break

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few weeks, I have been on a family holiday over the Christmas and new year break. I spent some laptop and phone free time soaking my pasty backside in… Read More


First Images out of World View 4

Digital Globe has released the first images out of its World View-4 Satellite. World View-4’s first image was captured on November 26 and features the Yoyogi National Gymnasium as seen above. Here are some quick stats on the… Read More


Investigation of band to band registration accuracy of the Tetracam MCA6 multispectral camera

Whilst cleaning up my office the other day I came across a paper I wrote as a part of my Masters study investigating the band to band accuracy of the Tetracam MCA6. Tetracam MCA4 & 6’s are a… Read More