the importance of contour mapping with drones in Prescott

Prescott Drone Solutions can create contour maps with drones to help your Prescott business.

Drone technology is becoming a common component for topographic surveying – enabling the capture of detailed site maps. Prescott Drone Solutions discusses the importance of contour mapping with drones in Prescott.

What is a topographic map?

  • A topographic map is a map of a section of the earth’s surface.
  • These maps are detailed and accurate two-dimensional representations.
  • They include both natural and human-made features.

What is contour mapping?

Since topographic maps represent three-dimensional landscape in two dimensions, the most important characteristic of a topographic map is the use of contour lines. Contours are lines derived from topography that connect locations of comparative elevation. Contour lines are what are necessary to illustrate the elevations of mountains and steepness of slopes on a two-dimensional map. Topographic maps also use symbols which indicate both natural and human-made objects, such as:

  • Vegetation
  • Lakes
  • Streams
  • Quarries
  • Roads
  • Buildings
  • Parking lots

Why use drones for topographic mapping?

Drone technology is inaugurating a completely new era in topographic surveying. Drones enable very detailed topographical maps, complete with contour lines and symbols, at a fraction of the time and cost of methods traditionally used.  Drone-gathered data is now common in many land development projects. Drones are being used from the earliest stages of planning through the final stages of surveying.

Prescott Drone Solutions believes that drones may have some great applications for your Prescott business. If you are interested in learning more about contour mapping with drones and how they can improve your business operations, call Prescott Drone Solutions at 928-925-0736. Visit for more information.