4S Mapper for Civil Engineering and GeoSpatial
At South Korea’s major GIS and mapping show, Smart Geo Expo: new software, new drone options.
Drones and mapping applications are truly global, and DRONELIFE has been visiting shows on 3 continents this fall to find new solutions from every corner of the world. On the floor of Smart GEO Expo this week, DRONELIFE met with Korean software and services company 4S Mapper.
Drone-based surveying is a faster, safer, and better method than traditional survey methods in many cases. For surveys of road and highway infrastructure, drone-based mapping provides significant insights for urban planning, maintenance, and more. In populous urban areas like Seoul, however, the roads are used 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: it is almost impossible to get an image of a road without a vehicle.
4S Mapper has many applications. One on display at SmartGeo is CfSM, or car-free surface mapping. With 4S Mapper, CEO Stephano Lee explains, users can take raw images of a roadway: the…