Remote sensing, photogrammetry and novel geospatial analysis research

The last ten years have seen a massive increase in the availability, use and versatility of geospatial data with low-cost drones, big data, deep learning, personal location-based services like Uber and a host of other advances.

AUT research uses these techniques to inform on a wide range of disciplines, including geoscience and conservation.

Graham Hinchliffe using a DJI Mavic 2 Pro UAV at Lewis Pass, South Island, for tree crown photo/video capture and dieback classification
Georeferenced images and snorkeler transect lines in Tonga from spatially enabled UAV video, which allows for dynamic tracking and measurement in a marine environment
3D point cloud from UAV imagery for AUT Living Labs research site. Such data allows for detailed non-invasive site survey and metrics during reforestation attempts.
Gamification of spatial data: a disaster risk reduction scenario for tsunami impact on downtown Auckland is modelled on Minecraft.
UAV flight involving a PhD student and technical staff for AUT Living Labs