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Suggestions for working together
  1. Aerial Whidbey (AW) delivers a 3D geospatial model of the waterfront, periodically and on-demand.

  2. AW delivers a video self-training package for any stakeholder who wants to look around in a model.

  3. AW delivers a self-training package for project team members who are:

    • Adding layers to a model, for project communications or to export to a GIS or CAD system;

    • Using the progression of models to communicate about ongoing changes to the waterfront.

  4. AW trains licensed personnel to plan and conduct on-site scanning and other flight operations.

  5. AW trains personnel to use industry-leading photogrammetry and surveying software applications.

  6. AW transfers knowledge and documentation to enable a government or corporate department to perform all aspects of the AW approach (planning, field operations, model development).

  7. AW delivers aerial 360-degree spherical images of locations, for inspection or communication.

  8. (one or more of the above)

Recommended
  1. Avoid larger drones that increase risk over a populated area with vehicle traffic. Use the AW standard, a 360 gram drone that poses minimal risk. AW obtains a special FAA certificate for operations in this location. (If land surveying and civil engineering is required, consider a Klau Geomatics system to achieve 3 cm model accuracy without ground control targets.)​

  2. In most cases, very high model accuracy is unnecessary. The models from AW should be sufficient.

  3. Develop an initial contract to cover a proof-of-concept of AW's complete system and process, including initial tailoring of training materials and procedural documentation to the project team's requirements. Includes a complete aerial scan of the waterfront, followed by 3D model development.

  4. The flight plan shown below is ready and can be conducted in 4-5 hours, including operator moves to several launch positions to maintain line-of-sight of the drone as required by FAA regulations.
     

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