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Remote Sensing

Why Fly with Us?

Remote sensing and GIS have been mainstays of Earth Design Consultants, Inc. since the company was formed in the mid 1990s. We have successfully used aerial photography, airborne imaging spectrometers, and satellite images to assess subtidal, wetland, and forested vegetation. We are extremely pleased to add aerial images, captured by low altitude UAVs, to our toolbox.

Our UAV pilots are fully compliant with FAA regulations. Most of our pilots also hold Private Pilot certificates.

Use of UAVs allow precise control of image acquisition with respect to flood stage, tide, cloud cover, and sun angle.

We understand that equipment can and does fail. We mobilize our field teams with backup equipment to make sure that we get your data the first time.

Remotely Sensed Data are Ideal for these applications

  • Habitat Mapping
  • Shoreline Assessment & Inventory
  • Large Woody Debris Placement & Monitoring
  • Invasive Species Mapping
  • Natural Resource Inventories
  • Wetland Mapping
  • Stream Restoration Monitoring
  • Flood Assessment
  • Seagrass and Eelgrass Mapping
  • Seasonal Pond and Vernal Pools
  • Personal Property Management

UAV Camera Resolution

  • Video: 1080 HD and 4K digital video
  • Photo: 12MP HD camera
  • High Spatial Resolution Images (2 to 5 cm / pixel)

Our products include

  • Oblique aerial photographs and 4K video
  • Professional digital editing
  • Photo mosaicing
  • Spatially referenced photo mosaics
  • Elevation mapping
  • 3D Mapping


We have been providing scientific assessment and mapping for ecosystems for more than two decades.