USING READY-to-USE DRONE IMAGES in FORESTRY ACTIVITIES: CASE STUDY of ÇINARPINAR in KAHRAMANMARAS, TURKEY


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Gülci S., AKGÜL M. , Akay A. E. , Taş İ.

4th International Workshop on Geoinformation Science Geoadvances 2017, Karabük, Turkey, 13 - 14 October 2017, vol.1, no.1, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Karabük
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1

Abstract

This short paper aims to present pros and cons of current usage of ready-to-use drone images in the field of forestry also considering flight planning and photogrammetric processes. The capabilities of DJI Phantom 4, which is the low cost drone producing by Dji company, was evaluated through sample flights in Cinarpinar Forest Enterprise Chief in Kahramanmaras in Turkey. In addition, the photogrammetric  workflow  of  obtained  images  and  automated  flight  were  presented  with  respect  to  capabilities  of  available software. The flight plans were created by using Pix4DCapture software with android based cell phone. The results indicated that high-resolution imagery obtained by drone can provide significant data for assessment of forest resources, forest roads, and stream channels.