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A Bird’s Eye View Of Land Management

September 2, 2020

How drone training can help take ownership over land usage

Being able to use a drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), for drone surveying is a great skill to have in land management. Drone surveying allows people to survey the land from above and collect data to build a comprehensive picture of the area.  

Drone training involves learning how to operate a drone, saving the data created and determining what to do with the data afterwards. Drones excel at acquiring data quickly, much faster than traditional methods of land surveying. The data captured from the drones can be used to develop comprehensive:

  • Land surveys
  • Topographical surveys
  • 2D and 3D mapping
  • Thermal mapping
  • And more

Members can use drone surveying to see different levels in the land to identify flooding issues. It can also help map out what a project currently looks like and how it could look in the future with 3D mapping and modelling, and give a general overview of the terrain when looking for any other problems that are harder to see from the ground. 

Manitoba Uske’s most recent drone training, held in July of 2020, was done in two picturesque locations: Hecla and Peguis, Manitoba. The different terrains in both locations allowed members to not only try their hand at operating a drone but what differences to look for between the two types of terrain: field and brush. 

The different training programs offered by Manitoba Uske and its partners, allows members to have the opportunity to learn new skills that help with their and their band’s land management needs. Members come together from bands across Manitoba to network, learn and develop relationships through the land management program.