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World Heritage site surveyed by QuestUAV team in a narrow-window mapping mission

By [email protected] - 20th May 2016 - 12:29

Pafos Archaeological Park saw modern technology meet the ancient world when a QuestUAV pilot and commander team used the Q-100 DATAhawk professional mapping drone to successfully complete a narrow-window operational survey. A mere 15 minute flight allowed the team to collect 410 high-resolution images (with a 3.5cm GSD) across a 1.1km2 region of this famous UNESCO World Heritage site near Pafos harbour. Fortunately, the weather was sunny with medium wind strength. The international survey was commissioned by the Cyprus University of Technology at the RSCy2016 Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment in April 2016. The team arrived on-site for a “narrow-window” survey and their mission was completed, and they were off-site within 3 hours. Similar surveys performed from a UK base of operations could be concluded within 2 days, including planning and travel.