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EhmayWuntee

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I started taking and will continue to take photos of my city’s construction projects for both documentation purposes as well as promoting progress on our website. I think it’s a great tool to have and still relatively quick to get the shots.

One great example of this was a 6 field baseball park being built and getting some photos over the months from roughly the same location to show progress. Without an affordable drone, we wouldn’t have anything close to these types of photos and I think it’s going to be great when looking back 5 years from now.

I haven’t done it yet, but I imagine I will do a few inspections eventually as well such as water towers and roofs.

Anyone else doing something similar?
 

rvrrat14

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I’ve done some videos/photos on a precast box culvert placement. 62 segments. 10x10 segments.
 

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Use of uas by cities, counties and states is going to rise exponentially. I just did an erosion inspection for a city engineer. Talking with him during the op, it was clear he was excited about how uas imagery could help inform what they do at a much lower cost than they have had to budget in the past. He did say though that there were other engineers in his office that are naysayers. So it's not a slam dunk. It will take time.

For example, he expected that the imagery I captured for him would save the city $100's of dollars that they would have spent just to pay for a consulting specialist engineer to come to the city and look at the site themselves.

If you are documenting an infrastructure project on your own, it doesn't hurt to send of a few pro-bono images to the controlling agency.
 
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Use of uas by cities, counties and states is going to rise exponentially. I just did an erosion inspection for a city engineer. Talking with him during the op, it was clear he was excited about how uas imagery could help inform what they do at a much lower cost than they have had to budget in the past. He did say though that there were other engineers in his office that are naysayers. So it's not a slam dunk. It will take time.

For example, he expected that the imagery I captured for him would save the city $100's of dollars that they would have spent just to pay for a consulting specialist engineer to come to the city and look at the site themselves.

If you are documenting an infrastructure project on your own, it doesn't hurt to send of a few pro-bono images to the controlling agency.
With the recent reason that we just got here in southern California I was actually thinking of going to some of the typical "flood" areas and taking some shots of the water levels and such just for my own fun, but why not send them to the local city engineers and attach my contact info on it. Who knows what might happen, "Hello Mr. Martinez, we would like to throw money at you to buy more drone parts." Lol thanks for the idea Dave.
 

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