Astron receives Remote Pilot Certificate

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Our Geospatial Manager Sam Atkinson recently completed a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Training Program and will be issued with a Remote Pilot Certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

This certificate allows Sam to fly UAVs for commercial projects and compliments the services offered by our partner Arvista. The Geospatial team already makes extensive use of multispectral imagery captured by traditional satellite and airborne platforms, having high end UAV imagery available from an in-house system ensures that we are not only recommending the most appropriate type of imagery, we can cost-effectively source it too.

The ultra-high resolution imagery that is only available from UAV systems now enables feature extraction based classification techniques and highly accurate digital elevation models to be routinely utilised for environmental monitoring.

We are currently completing due diligence assessments on different systems and plan to be fully operational in the next couple of months.

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