Experienced Coastal/Marine and Landscape Mapping Consulting

My Passion is Visualization of "Scapes"... 

About Us

My Photographic Equipment

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I use a variety of camera systems. On ground I use Sony alpha6500, GoPro Hero, Samsung & Theta 360 spherical systems. Aerial camera systems include DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic, Spark, 3D Robotics Solo (GoPro payload). I am platform agnostic and use any/all computing systems that support my work. Current system is a custom built PC that is a total "beast" with >64 GB of RAM, super fast graphics processing, etc.  I've been using this system for Structure from Motion (SfM) computational analysis to render landscape mosaics (at hectare to micro scales), having published a number of articles, conference presentations and a book chapter on the subject.

Scott M. Graves | Photographer

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I've been photographing landscapes and oddities since adolescence (had a darkroom back in 8th grade). I've been applying remote sensing and aerial photography in my research sine the early 1980s. Using digital imaging since the mid 1990s. sUAS/drone aerial photography and mapping since 2014. I am a Coastal Geologist/Oceanographer and University Professor with decades of experience in landscape mapping/modeling. I am currently still honing my cinematic videography skills, something quite different from nadir view aerial landscape mapping techniques.


You can also visit my other site: http://Osprey-smg.com

FAA Part 107 Certified Remote Pilot

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I'm a FAA Part 107 Certified/licensed Commercial UAS/drone Pilot.  I teach sUAS/drone applications, aerial photo/videography and landscape mapping/modeling, as well as FAA Part 107 test preparation at my university. What inspires me to keep shooting photos for mapping and other tasks is the unique perspective of the Osprey - low altitude aerial reconnaissance/hunter. My approach is a bit unique because I love the look of the land and can find unique viewpoints.

Scapes Examples...

Coastal forest in West Haven, CT, in early Autumn.

Hectare scale scapes

sUAS/drone aerial imaging for landscape mapping, conservation ecology, coastal and upland habitat mapping for seasonal change detection.

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Hectare scale scapes

sUAS/drone aerial imaging for landscape mapping, conservation ecology, coastal and upland habitat mapping for invasive species detection

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Hectare scale scapes

sUAS/drone aerial imaging for coastal wetland and beach landscape mapping, 3D modeling using Structure from Motion.

more Scapes Examples...

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Hectare scale scapes

sUAS/drone aerial imaging for coastal wetland and beach landscape mapping, 3D modeling using Structure from Motion.

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Hectare scale scapes

sUAS/drone aerial imaging for landscape architecture, vineyards and gardens, 3D modeling using Structure from Motion.

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Tools of the Trade

I use a variety of µUAS/drones for Aerial Photo/videography including: DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic Pro, Spark, Phantom, 3D Robotics Solo.


My other website has much more on sUAS/Drone applications and research @ Osprey.com

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