Mapping with drones is done using photogrammetry and is done with still photographs rather than video. This service is essentially the science of creating measurements from photographs, and the result is normally a map, 2D or 3D model of a building, structure, or object. The process of creating the map or model is done using specialist software and accurate measurements of things like length, area and volume can be derived from the map or model.
The applications of drone mapping are numerous, but they include use in the construction industry in tracking the progress of a development, and checking volumes of materials for example. The Drone Mapping Service is also useful in inspections of solar farms where we can use aerial maps to spot any problems with the solar panels using infrared imagery.