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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.

Table of Contents


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Chapter 1. Small Drones and Geographic Observation

Gianluca Casagrande

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Chapter 2. Concepts and Issues

Gianluca Casagrande, Davide Gusto

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Chapter 3. Opportunities

Gianluca Casagrande

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Chapter 4. Zooming on Aerial Survey

Gergely Szabó, László Bertalan, Norbert Barkóczi, Zoltán Kovács, Péter Burai, Csaba Lénárt

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Chapter 5. Examples from the Boundaries of Geographic Survey: Architecture and Flood Modeling

Norbert Barkóczi, László Bertalan, Gergely Szabó, Márton Deák, Szabolcs Kari, Judit Csenge Vizi, Márk Zagorácz, András Sik, Miklós Riedel, Balázs Kohán, János Mészáros, Zoltán Szalai, Orsolya Szabó, Balázs Nagy


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