Earth observation and aerial surveys are used to capture, store, and process radiation reflected and emitted from the Earth’s surface. Techniques employed include aerial photography, light detection and ranging (LiDAR), hyper spectral, multispectral, thermal, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging systems. Survey equipment is typically carried by satellite, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and more recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Earth observation and aerial surveys data are used to help understand climate change, develop smart cities, and digital twins to improve efficiency in the construction industry and infrastructure sector. To provide insight into our natural and built environment, organizations are turning to the power of geospatial data. This can improve the management of these resources and contribute to a more sustainable future.
About the Book
This professional standard is intended for use by land, marine, engineering and environmental professionals in an advisory capacity, as well as by survey-savvy clients specifying their own surveys. It is also intended for use by earth observation and aerial surveys professionals.
This professional standard replaces vertical aerial photography and digital imagery and RICS guidance notes and includes new sections on Li DAR (topographic and bathy metric), hyper spectral, multi spectral, infrared, and radar imaging systems. The professional standards also include sample specifications, accuracy and resolution tables summarizing information on each technology, and a next ended glossary in the Appendix.