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

Some Examples of how we use Remotely Sensed Data


Habitat Mapping

Height Differential

Personal Property Management

Restoration Inspection

Shoreline Assessment

Natural Resources Inventories

Spatial Analysis