Under Request for proposal No. K4E21-130308 (Survey Grade Unmanned Aerial System) and contract No. K4E21-130308/001/WPG, the Government of Canada and the Metrological Service of Canada (MSC) of Environment Canada (EC) chose the Aeromapper UAV system over other systems, to be used for fine resolution mapping of saturated areas and variable streamflow contributing areas in support of streamflow and nutrient flux measurements. The vehicle will be deployed in remote areas of Canada over rough terrain and without road access.
The UAV delivered on March 2014 included flight planning software, ground control hardware, image processing software (Agisoft Photoscan Pro) and flight and system training.