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Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are aerial devices that can fly with a human remotely controlling them, or fly
autonomously without any human intervention. The increasingly use of drones/UAVs has created a rapid evolution of payload
hardware and software, multispectral, thermal and hyperspectral sensors, and environmental sensors. However, before UAVs can be
used for such real-world applications, it is necessary to understand the types of drones/UAVs, their components, sensors employed,
operational methods and software needed to analyse the data and application requirements. The book is divided into eight chapters to
take the reader from the foundations of UAV to active research topics in this fast developing arena. Each chapter is written in a simple
language with several illustrations and tabular data to provide better understanding of the topic. Since the technology is gaining
popularity world-wide, the students will find the book very useful to update their knowledge for UAV based data collection
The main key feature of this book is that it concisely covers the principles of UAV, its types and missions, hardware and software
components employed in UAV, data collection methods, UAV regulatory system, applications in various fields and future research
areas. The structure and character of images, and spatial & point cloud data datasets are crucial to understand their effective analysis in
various applications, and develop innovative approaches. The book covers the course contents requirement of UG (civil engineering)
and PG (geoinformatics) as well as computer science, mechanical engineering, electronics and communication engineering,
information technology, geography, environmental science, earth science, students and research scholars, and those who have
curiosity to learn about drone/UAV. Since UAV is a multi-disciplinary tool having applications in civil engineering, resources
management, disaster & rescue service, oil & gas monitoring, forestry, agriculture, goods delivery, health system, crowd
management, traffic regulation, media & journalism, urban planning, infrastructure monitoring, 3D mapping, surveillance, search &
rescue, businesses etc. So the book also intends to be very useful for those who are working in UAV-based application areas.

About the Author

Prof. P K Garg, is currently serving as Professor in Geomatics Engineering Group, Civil Engineering Department at Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT) Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India. He completed B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) in 1980 and M.Tech. (Civil Engineering) in 1982
both from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). He is a recipient of Commonwealth Scholarship Award for doing Ph.D. from
University of Bristol (UK), and Commonwealth Fellowship Award to carry out post-doctoral research work at University of Reading (UK).
He joined the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Roorkee in 1982, and became Head of the Department in 2015, and then Vice
Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun from 2015-2018. Prof. Garg has published more than 310 technical papers,
undertaken 27 research projects and provided technical services to 94 consultancy projects on various aspects of Civil Engineering. He has
authored & edited three textbooks and produced two technical films on Story of Mapping. He has guided 71 M.Tech. and 27 Ph.D. Thesis.
He is a life member of 24 professional societies, out of which he is a Fellow member of 8 societies.

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