Maybe you can point me in the right direction...? I've had the seemingly brilliant idea of utilizing a Drone to assist me in my "land use management practices". I say "seemingly brilliant" in a slightly cynical manner as I know I'm a bit late to the game on this. But I think this might be a good way to save time and money.
I'm looking for a way to send a Drone into open land and take pictures of the ground whereupon I can analyze the data to find such things as human trails, animal trails, plant species - native and non-native, hydrological features, topography etc...Land use stuff.
Do you guys know if there is a camera/GPS type system that can be attached to a drone that can take such pics and then in turn is there a relatively inexpensive software that can be used to convert these images into maps on the home PC?
I'd be super appreciated if anyone can shed some light on this for me.
I've a Geographic inclination and a Geography education, but this is all new to me...I'd like to learn.
1. Hardware needed
2. Computer needed
3. Map-making software needed
4. Device needed