We recently purchased a Cessna 206 turbo survey plane. The aircraft is ideal for aerial photography in BC as it is a fast single-engine airplane, with a high service ceiling, and long-range tanks. Other important features of the Terrasaurus aircraft:
1. Alpa Metric camera with a 60 megapixel digital back:
2. Stepping-frame camera mount for greater ground coverage:
3. UAV camera:
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Camera resolution comparison chart: click to view
We have developed our own oblique aerial camera system to capture oblique aerial photos. We have been capturing oblique aerial photos for more than a decade and have conducted considerable research into furthering the development of oblique aerial imaging.
In 2001, we presented a paper to the ASPRS regarding the use of oblique air photos for detecting bark beetle damage, specially noting that due to the oblique angle of the photos, the shapes of tree crowns were more easily distinguishable. Since then, we have been involved in several projects using oblique air photos for urban and forestry projects.
Key features of our oblique aerial camera system are: