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Documenting Large Crash and Crime Scenes

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

When a crash or crime happens, it is in the best interest of everyone for the area to be cleared as soon as possible. But it is also important that the scene is documented first. Amongst the many challenges of documenting a crash or crime scene, the size of the area may be a major obstacle for law enforcement agents. As a result, choosing the most effective tool for large scene documentation is essential.

Photography, total stations, tape measurements, or a mix of all three, were once popular and reliable crime scene documentation tools. However, their efficiency level heavily relied on the intuition of an investigator to determine what evidence is priority. Over time, effective solutions have been developed to eliminate these issues. Aerial photography using drones is one such solution.

More Coverage in Shorter Time

SkyeBrowse is one of the leading solution providers when it comes to aerial photography options for documenting large crash and crime scenes. The company offers a photogrammetry software that can be tied into the drones of law enforcement agencies. With this software, you can create a 3D model of the area you are flying over. When you need to document a scene that spans a quarter to a half mile distance, scanning that whole scene can be personnel intensive. Flying a drone can help reduce that time.

The SkyeBrowse software is also incredibly easy to use. Even if you are a first-time user, you can get a hang of it pretty quickly. What’s more, it is really affordable too – a great option for law enforcement agents who usually work with restricted budgets. So, law enforcement agencies that already have a drone for various applications can add this photogrammetry software to the drone to expand their investigative capacities.

It provides a fast and accurate 3D model of scenes – and does not require extensive training.

The SkyBrowse photogrammetry software could serve as a supplementary tool if you are looking to document large crash and crime scenes. This means that you could either use it alongside the 3D scanners on the ground or just do the whole documentation with the drone.

Before now, aerial photography was impossible at night, but Skybrowse has now updated its software to allow for nighttime, though you still have to light up the scene to allow the video to create a 3D model.

Overall, the SkyeBrowse software is a great tool for documentation of large distances. Drones are able to capture large distances in so little amount of time; with the photogrammetry software, you can now present the big picture of a scene in court.

You can have access to an overview of the large scene as well as the fine details.

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