Small Flying Drones

Applications for Geographic Observation

Editors: Casagrande, Gianluca, Sik, András, Szabo, Gergely (Eds.)

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  • Examines the application of drones as powerful tools in low-altitude and proximity land-observation
  • Provides an overview of the limitations of the use of this fast growing technology
  • Maximizes your understanding of the deployment and its operational aspects
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About this book

This book focuses on small flying drones and their applications in conducting geographic surveys. Scholars and professionals will discover the potential of this tool, and hopefully develop a conceptual and methodological framework for doing the following things: a) Translate their data acquisition needs into specifications. (b) Use the developed specifications to choose the best accessible configuration for their drones, and (c) Design and organize effective and low-cost field deployment and flight operations by integrating technical aspects with regulatory and research requirements.

Readers can apply this knowledge to work in cartography, environmental monitoring and analysis, land-use studies and landscape archaeology. Particular attention is also given to the reasons why a drone can dramatically boost a geographer’s capability to understand geographic phenomena both from hard-science and humanities-oriented approach.

About the authors

Dr. Gianluca Casagrande is an Associate Professor of Geography and Scientific Director of the Geographic Research and Application Laboratory (GREAL) at the Università Europea di Roma, Italy.

Dr. András Sik is the Director of Geospatial Services at the Lechner TudásközpontLechner Tudásközpont in Budapest, Hungary.

Dr. Gergely Szabó is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics at University of Debrecen, Hungary

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Small Drones and Geographic Observation

    Casagrande, Gianluca

    Pages 1-12

  • Concepts and Issues

    Casagrande, Gianluca (et al.)

    Pages 13-45

  • Opportunities

    Casagrande, Gianluca

    Pages 47-89

  • Zooming on Aerial Survey

    Szabó, Gergely (et al.)

    Pages 91-126

  • Examples from the Boundaries of Geographic Survey: Architecture and Flood Modeling

    Barkóczi, Norbert (et al.)

    Pages 127-156

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66577-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66576-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88277-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Small Flying Drones
Book Subtitle
Applications for Geographic Observation
Editors
  • Gianluca Casagrande
  • András Sik
  • Gergely Szabo
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66577-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66577-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66576-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88277-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 161
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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