November 15, 2017
By Leah Small, University Public Affairs
A Virginia Commonwealth University scientist is demonstrating that drone photography can be used for more than creating fantastic aerial shots and panoramas of landscapes. It has real-world applications in a variety of areas — from environmental science to defense and emergency response planning.
William Shuart, environmental technology coordinator for the VCU Rice Rivers Center and the Center for Environmental Studies, is currently using aerial imagery to create 3-D models of parts of the Monroe Park Campus. The models will be used in a mapping project by researchers funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.