About Me:

Background is Environmental Management. Straight out of university I worked for 3 years for an aerial survey company. That's where my interest in GIS and Aerial Surveying began. Currently work at a Water & Environmental Consultancy.

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

Working at an aerial survey company sparked my interest in UAVs and their potential. Wanting to develop and gain more knowledge in this area.



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Gareth Jones replied to Quan Le's discussion Drone topographical survey for agriculture in Africa - What have we done wrong? Business opportunity in Agricultural UAVs
"Hi Quan Le

Like many people have mentioned, work in Africa can be exciting.
Also, like many people have mentioned Ground Control Points are necessary for accurate results.  A recent project we complete was to generate a flood line assessment for a…"
Jan 4, 2016
Gareth Jones posted a discussion in South African DIY Drones User Group
HiWith regards to flying UAV's/UAS (Multi-copter/Fixed Wing) units in Angola, for survey purposes (agriculture or construction), are there any Laws/Rules/Regulations or procedures governing this process?Any information or help would be…
Jun 3, 2014
Gareth Jones replied to Gareth Jones's discussion Camera Aerial Photography
"Hi Jaime
I've decided on the s95 & s100.  I managed to get all three cameras second hand at a great price.  Based on recommendation from others and also the price that I managed to get the cameras for, it seemed to be the correct choice.  Still busy…"
Mar 24, 2014
Gareth Jones posted a discussion in South African DIY Drones User Group
Hi,I'm looking for a place in South Africa that is able to do an infra-red conversion on a canon s95 camera.If there is such a place/company, is there an alternative camera to the s95 that is easier or better to preform the conversion…
Jan 5, 2014
Gareth Jones posted a discussion in South African DIY Drones User Group
HiI'm interested in getting hold of a Skyhunter UAV.  Does anyone know of a supplier in South Africa or a supplier that will import into South Africa?Regards,Gareth
Jul 1, 2013
Gareth Jones posted a discussion
Hi I have recently assembled my first multi-copter.The next step is to add a camera for aerial photography.  I'm looking for a camera that is light weight, but can also produce some quality imagery.  The Canon S100 looks idea.Any…
Mar 18, 2013
Gareth Jones posted a discussion
HiI'm looking at purchasing an Arducopter for some basic aerial surveys.  What I would like to know, is it possible to get a flight time of approximately 40min-1 hour with a pay-load of about 700-900g.Thanks,Gareth
Jan 11, 2013