Like to get some advice or opinions on project. Helpful if anyone has done this before.
I was asked to fly my thermal on a deer farm to get a deer count. I plan to use DD for the grid.
The area is fenced in so it’s strictly deer. No cows, horses or pigs.
It’s total roughly 2000 acres but I’m only looking at catching about 200 acres.
I’ll be using an Inspire 1 with XT camera.
Tree line is about 55-60 feet high.
Battery consumption is an obvious concern. I’m thinking flying about 150 feet and I should see the deer.
Anyone have experience with deer counting?
I am thinking, if I am not making an orthomosaic then I wouldn’t need the high front and side overlaps. Am I right on this thinking?
With Drone deploy I can go lower than 30-30 front and side overlaps. Which I would think is ok.
To count the deer, I am thinking I would have to go to each frame and see. I dont plan to make a map, and count from there.
Any thoughts, opinions, suggestions on this?
Thanks in advance