Hey everybody,I'm an Electrical Engineering student at The Ohio State University and I will be going to Ghana this summer for 3 weeks with a City & Regional Planning group. The area we are going…Continue
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Hey everybody,I'm an Electrical Engineering student at The Ohio State University and I will be going to Ghana this summer for 3 weeks with a City & Regional Planning group. The area we are going to has pretty bad aerial photographs on Google Earth and ArcGIS, and they currently have one road map for the whole region which isn't very accurate or detailed at all. I have until June to build a drone or something to get these aerial photographs once I'm there, and I'm just wondering what…See More
I am an Electrical Engineering student at The Ohio State University. I love adventure and exploring.
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I have had several RC vehicles in the past, and have read and seen a LOT about quatcoptors and other UAVs online (PopSci, YouTube, TED, etc). I am going on a 3 week service trip to Ghana this summer and want to propose a project using UAVs to take aerial views of the town that has lots of roads but no basic road mapping.
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