Hi, my name is Joey and I am currently attending Eastern Technical High School in Maryland. I am taking an AP Research class and I have taken the opportunity to do a project for this school year. I will be writing an academic paper comparable to a published college report and make a presentation at the end of the class.
With my great interest in civil engineering and drone technology, I have created a research question regarding the feasibility that I could properly survey my school and generate a topographical map. The main focus of this project would be to explore the effectiveness that a cost-effective drone could be used on surveying land compared to other methods. One of the biggest problems that I’ve seen in surveying for civil engineers was the cost. Some industrial tools have hefty price tags and are simply unattainable for smaller companies or even for the public. However, this is where I found DroneDeploy, a unique program capable of surveying a piece of land with an app connected to a common device. I was wondering whether or not I could receive help in order to accomplish this research project by using DroneDeploy’s program and comparing it to my school’s previous land survey (that was done almost thirty to forty years ago) to examine its efficiency.
Unfortunately, as a high school student, my knowledge about drone surveying is novice compared to many on this website. I also only have a DJI Spark drone which isn’t fully compatible with the app. Do you guys think you could help me with this research project with DroneDeploy as my base program in order to obtain data/results? It would mean a tremendous amount of support and give me a backbone to my research project.