Original paper

A demonstration of the geomorphological value of radio-controlled aerial vehicle imaging techniques in the study of the Hernád River

Kalmár, Sándor; Kozma, Katalin

Abstract

The application of aerial photography has been widely used in the different research programs. The high costs of the research-specific airborne imaging techniques and satellite image applications are often beyond the budget of the research programs. Airborne images obtained by radio-controlled aerial vehicles provide an alternative way for the environmental and biological researches as well as geomorphological studies. The model airplanes give the possibility for landscape mapping or count field objects, which can't be done with any other methods (or just with bigger efforts and disturbance). The purpose of this article is to provide an example of the geomorphological application of airborne imaging techniques using radio-controlled model airplanes and quadrocopters by the example of the Hernád River study.

Keywords

aerial photographyradio controlled model airplanequadrocopterhabitat-mappinghernad river study