PanGIS has several FAA Part 107 licensed Remote Pilots on staff that have gained valuable experience with sUAS-based (small Unmanned Aircraft System) low-level aerial data collection and processing and have mapped historic structures, historic and prehistoric sites, rock art features, prehistoric trails, and performed baseline/follow-up site damage assessments.
A PanGIS Senior Archaeologist and licensed FAA Part 107 remote pilot was asked to obtain high-resolution images of several bedrock milling outcrops for a planned housing subdivision within the County of San Diego jurisdiction. The mitigation measures required that the bedrock milling at three archaeological sites be relocated for their protection. Prior to the large outcrops being relocated, they needed to be imaged to capture their condition and location. PanGIS conducted background research on each of the archaeological sites and to determine if there were any air space restrictions in the project area. During the site visit, PanGIS collected drone imagery for 3 bedrock milling locations and produced georeferenced mosaics and 3D models of each feature.