The detailed information provided by drone imaging gives land managers and forestry specialists access to more accurate information about the land faster than ever before. Drones are an integral component for procuring environmental data and tracking forest health. Drones may be used to safely deliver forestry operations surveys, detailed geospatial management reports and containing wildfires.
The image analysis software used by drones can pinpoint wildfire risks and alert the necessary officials to battle the blaze. Drones are useful in combating the flames by providing accurate geospatial information that pinpoints hotspots. With advancements in drone and camera technology, drones can now determine the actual temperature of the fire’s hotspot and even isolate the location.
Drone surveys provide a faster, more cost-effective, and safer way to perform critical forestry and wildfire management tasks, including:
- Forest planning (tree growth modelling, road construction)
- Tracking and managing wildfire progression
- Assisting with ecosystem conservation
- Compliance with regulatory tests
- Pest and disease monitoring