USING READY-TO-USE DRONE IMAGES in FORESTRY ACTIVITIES: CASE STUDY OF ÇINARPINAR in KAHRAMANMARAS, TURKEY
Keywords: Forestry, Remote sensing, Drone, Monitoring and assessment
Abstract. This short paper aims to present pros and cons of current usage of ready-to-use drone images in the field of forestry also considering flight planning and photogrammetric processes. The capabilities of DJI Phantom 4, which is the low cost drone producing by Dji company, was evaluated through sample flights in Cinarpinar Forest Enterprise Chief in Kahramanmaras in Turkey. In addition, the photogrammetric workflow of obtained images and automated flight were presented with respect to capabilities of available software. The flight plans were created by using Pix4DCapture software with android based cell phone. The results indicated that high-resolution imagery obtained by drone can provide significant data for assessment of forest resources, forest roads, and stream channels.