Drones are powerful tools and can be used to map areas in high detail. PacificUAV provides a variety of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) mapping and imagery products and training in a variety of areas relating to drones.
Mapping imagery is typically georeferenced and incorporates Ground Control Points (GCPs) and/or RTK GPS to maximize absolute accuracy. These spatial data products can be integrated with existing geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial information layers.
- Surface elevation, slope and aspect analysis
- Stockpile volume calculation
- 3D Models for visualizing area of interest
- NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)
Photography and Video
- Photography – top down, oblique, lateral and panoramic aerial photographs
- Video – fly-bys, rises, laterals, pan shots, reveal shots and more
One-on-one or group training sessions are available in the following subject areas:
- Summary of current Canadian drone rules and regulations
- Drone applications, benefits and challenges for First Nations
- Mapping with drones – applications, tools and procedures
- Integrating drone-collected information with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Photography and video best practices
- Flight training
Pano Skrivanos has been working with Indigenous communities for many years as Senior Manager of the GIS and Information Management Program at Inlailawatash Limited Partnership. He provides expertise in the areas of land use planning, forestry, surveying, marine conservation, archaeology, wildlife habitat analysis, and forest carbon. Pano also specializes in land use and occupancy research, and more recently, optical and LiDAR mapping using drones. Pano has a BSc. in Geography from the University of Victoria, an Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems from British Columbia Institute of Technology, and an MSc. in Forestry from the University of British Columbia.