Disposable Ground Control Points

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Disposable Ground Control Points

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Aerotas Ground Control Points are the best and most cost effective manner to set ground control points for your drone mapping project, allowing you to get high accuracy data without the time and effort of lugging around bulky or expensive tiles.

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How They’re Made

Aerotas Ground Control Points are made from a special type of paper, designed specifically for this purpose. Aerotas GCPs are built to bio-degrade, so you don’t have to waste time picking them up after a flight. They are also sturdy, built to withstand field conditions. A single nail is sufficient to anchor Aerotas GCPs to the ground, even in the wind.

Time Efficiency

On large projects, it can take hours to walk an entire project and pick up ground control points at the end of a project. Because Aerotas GCPs are made from 100% bio-degradable paper, they can simply be left behind after a project, saving hours in the field.

Visibility

Typical ground control points can be difficult to see from aerial photos. They are either too small to be seen from a high altitude, or have high contrast colors (like pure white) that wash out in the sunlight and can lead to inaccuracy. Aerotas GCPs are big enough to be seen from any altitude (16"x16") and made from high-contrast colors. These colors are bright enough to be easily seen from the air, but muted to a specific level so that they do not wash-out the image in direct sunlight. These colors are easily visible in a wide variety of environments, including grass, dirt, desert, and urban environments.

 
Original Blue & Orange

Original Blue & Orange

New Pink & Green

New Pink & Green

 

Aerotas now offers multiple color options optimized for different surveying environments. Our standard Blue & Orange color scheme works best in suburban, developed, and grassy areas, where these colors are rare and stand out effectively. However, in certain construction, earthmoving, or desert conditions, the color orange can blend in. For these environments, Aerotas has developed a Pink & Green color scheme to stand out more effectively.

Environmentally Friendly

No one likes leaving trash on a job site or littering the environment. That is why Aerotas Ground Control Points are designed and manufactured from 100% bio-degradable paper products. When left out in the elements, Aerotas GCPs will fully bio-degrade in 3-6 months, limiting the impact that they have on the environment. Other types of ground control points are often made of plastic or vinyl, and can take hundreds of years to bio-degrade. But at Aerotas, we wanted to build something that can be left behind on a job site, without leaving a lasting mark on the environment.