Drone-based mapping, using a range of photographic sensors and photogrammetry software, an area can be mapped in high quality.

Orthophotomosaic generated from drone imagery (left) in comparison with Google Earth Image (right).

The post-processing results in an orthophotomosaic, with the edition of a 3D model and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) as standard output.

Projected, geo-rectified orthophotomosaic
Digital Elevation Model

Measurements include basic measurements of any object visible in the imagery besides more complex measurements, e.g. 3D-based volumetric measurements in comparison to the ground level; this can include excavations and stockpile measurements.

Volumetric analysis

Near-Infrared or Red Edge spectral images can be used to extract among others, vegetation. With a combination of the Red spectrum, NDVIs can be calculated. The NDVI provides plant health status and can be of great value for the agriculture and conservation industries, where the health status of vegetated areas are of importance.

Raw drone image date from a Red Edge sensor stitched into a geo-rectified orthophotomosaic
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The Identified vegetation are overlayed with the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) result to indicate plant heath and with the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to indicate the tree height.

Client-specific, customized, automated objects extraction for a range of visible object within the surveyed data, are available. Examples include wildlife counting and morphometric data extraction, vegetation species-specific data extraction, geographical feature extraction, and habitat mapping.

Automated Identification of the Arabian Oryx, feature extraction (polygon file in .shp format) & measurements of each object.
Vegetation analysis will extract all living plants.
The Identified vegetation are overlayed with the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) result to indicate plant heath and with the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to indicate the tree height.

Digitising drone-based imagery data to be used in a GIS. The data include raster and vector data types. In a range of file formats like KML, .shp, .tiff & PDF. With customised projection as per the customer’s needs to ensure easy integration with existing geo-databases.

A GIS analysis of post-processed, drone-based data can include the following: cut and fill analysis, watershed, contour, point pattern analysis and hotspot analysis.

Contour analysis from drome imagery.

Wildlife Services

Wildlife

ECC is a conservation-based consultancy, where Wildlife management plays an important part of our conservation services. Services include; Species Management Plan, General Wildlife Assessment, and Camera Trap Analysis.

Specie Management Plans identify and address the long term sustainability of wildlife populations by improving genetic and demographic management potential with a series of clear goals and agreements to which an organization (and their partners) agree or aspire to achieve.

Assess wildlife populations, dynamics, herd structure and breeding potential

Camera Trap Analysis analyze camera trap images that was collected in a certain area. Depending on the subject, the analysis can have a general wildlife assessment or species specific.

Captive Animal Services

With over 30 years of intensive international zoological management
experience, where Captive animal management strategies are developed to exceptional standards. Services include; Setup or Assessment of Operational Management Plans, Captive Animal Management Plans, Breeding Plans, Exhibit Design, and Staff Training.

Institutions holding wildlife in captivity will need to fulfill in their basic needs. Setting up an animal management plan will provide the institution with specific information that ensures everyone involved in caring for wildlife in their facility meet the minimum standards.

Caring for captive wildlife requires data for the decision making process. Data acquisition and analysis can provide information in managing your species efficiently.

Integrated exhibit design includes national and international species guidelines, supporting infrastructure for effective captive animal management, and positive visitor experience.

Provide training to a range of staff in captive animal management and data acquisition and management in protected areas.