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Digital field mapping with DraganFlyer X6

The field mapping campaign of Bernhard Grasemann, Cornelius Tschegg, Benjamin Huet and Hugh Rice in Greece this September was supported by the use of a Draganflyer X6 RC helicopter (www.draganfly.com).

The possibility to apply individual aerial photography opens up a new generation of field mapping, providing the documentation of geological features at a scale neither resolvable from satellite images nor from outcrop observation. The presented aerial photos were taken with the X6 and show geological details of a large area at a glance. It proved to be very useful for mapping structures like mega-grooves in a knife-sharp detachment plane of a low angle normal fault on Serifos.

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