ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Paul Münzner and I'm founder and editor of ECOURBANHUB. I studied engineering and management at the University of Freiberg in Germany. Since my studies, I'm taken with the question how to shape and manage a more sustainable urban future. LinkedIn

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  1. Richard A. Gardiner says

    In the mid 1960’s a hardcover book was published showing ‘Bird’s Eye’ views of natural environments, some quite dramatic. That book, and now yours would seem to create an interesting contrast between natural environments and man-made urbanized environments, and possibly of the same environments and places. You may already be aware of that book in which case disregard this email. As first a landscape architect and later as an urban planner, I have often wondered if people actually realize what they are covering up, i.e. natural systems such as creeks, small rivers, natural ponds, etc, Why must such natural resource systems be sacrificed, especially when those waterways are sought after when the water is gone. In any event this might be a possible future book for you. Good luck.

  2. Dave Anderson says

    I agree that the use of drones would help dramatically in the process of urban mapping and planning. Because they give you a different perspective than just being on the ground, you can easily see the layout of any city. I think that when making urban plans, it would be very important to make user that there are multiple main roads to get to any destination. Traffic occurs when there are not enough main roads to accommodate all of the cars that use the roadways.

  3. Bethany Birchridge says

    I thought it was really cool that land surveyors could use drones to define property boundaries. My uncle wants to buy some land to build a home on, so I think hiring a land surveyor could really benefit him. How can you tell they have high quality drones?

  4. Steele Honda says

    Thanks for pointing out the benefits of drones in urban planning. I didn’t know that after mapping a site with a drone, it is possible to generate a digital surface model. I think that would help make sure that you could have a more accurate plan for buildings and it would help avoid problems down the line.

  5. David Johnson says

    That’s really insane that a whole day of work can take thiry minutes with a drone. My boss wants to survey a lot of land we just got and see exactly what we have to work with from a holistic view. We’ll have to look more into aerial imagery acquisition services.

  6. Eli Richardson says

    How interesting that after mapping the site with a drone, surveying experts can generate a digital surface model. If I were to need the help of a survey service, I will consider someone that could use drones to map the land. Thanks for sharing this useful post on drones and mapping experts.

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