Commercial imaging is one of our favorite parts of the services we provide. This past weekend, 603 Drones, LLC was hired to perform aerial site imaging of a large commercial property in pre-development stage in Southern New Hampshire. The site is roughly 160 acres of combined wooded and cleared land and is currently in partial use as a staging and proving grounds for an exciting tech company called Altaeros. This company is planning to utilize tethered airships to provide both wind-generated power and cellular data services to the test region. As fans of all things tech-based, we love this!
Our client for this shoot was Colliers International via their commercial real estate office in Manchester, New Hampshire. Colliers was looking for imaging that showed the full development potential of the site while also highlighting the appealing landscape during the Autumn foliage season. Fortunately, after nearly two full weeks of non-stop rain, wind, and just generally miserable conditions, the sun came out for us on Sunday morning. Generally, we prefer the even lighting of a bright, but overcast day. However, the colors in the landscape were strong enough around this region that we were able to capture the true beauty of the property despite the harsh lighting.
While on-site, we also captured an imaging sequence that allowed us to construct an orthomosaic map of the active development site. Unfortunately, one of the key images was corrupted so we will need to retake that portion of the sequence on our return visit to the property. Once we have it, we will be able to update the map to show the stand of trees just to the left of the mining zone.
Jeremy Jones is the founder of 603 Media Group and 603 Drones, LLC. He is a FAA Part 107 pilot and has experience flying multiple Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) platforms in commercial applications. He is also versed in both state and federal regulations as they relate to commercial vs hobbyist sUAS operations and helps new remote pilots to navigate these very tricky subjects.