Microdrones used for Autobahn corridor mapping

October 30, 2018  - By
Screenshot: Microdrones video

Screenshot: Microdrones video

In Halle, Germany, Microdrones worked with construction company Strabag to fly the mdMapper1000DG above Highway A33 to create a point cloud and orthophoto of a 12-kilometer stretch of the Autobahn.

The drone was equipped with special transponders to make it visible to German Air Traffic Control, enabling beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight. BVLOS allows for longer flights that cover more area and capture more data.

Using the drone for corridor mapping of the Autobahn enables closer inspection and visualization of the highway to find pavement imperfections, road wear and tear, and other potential safety hazards, Microdrones said.


About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.