Spatial data needs in development become a necessity at this time, when spatial planning is increasingly highlighted along with the rapid growth of the region. Until now, satellite imagery or aerial photography (with the acquisition method of manned aircraft) is still a mainstay to be used as raw material for making basic maps. Unfortunately, despite the One Map Policy, not all regions in Indonesia have an available image, especially for the need for detailed spatial planning documents.
Technology is developing rapidly. Scientists and engineers are competing to create the right equipment. One of them is the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), or unmanned aircraft, or better known as drones. With specific equipment, software and system specifications, it turns out that drones can be used to take aerial photographs according to the photogrammetric rules and the rules of map requirements in spatial planning. The advantage, for certain areas with a smaller area, the cost and time can be more efficient.
This book tries to share our knowledge and experience so far in producing basic and thematic maps for spatial planning needs and other needs, both requests from private and government agencies.