High quality still photographs and video footage can be obtained with predefined flight paths or by "line of sight" remote control. Using an extra channel on the radio you are able to control the angle of the camera. Vibration isolating shock absorbers and a brushless gimbal will provide stabilized, "blur free" images and video.
One of the major uses of sUAV technology in the years to come is crop inspection. Using standard aerial photography large areas can be surveyed at high resolution to identify areas that may require closer inspection.
With modified cameras capable of near infrared imaging it is possible to measure the photosynthesis level ,or health, of a crop.
Ecological Geo-spatial Sensing
This essentially refers to the use of sUAV and utilization of all types of multispectral imaging as well as physical sensors to assess the current state of water quality, wildlife populations, among many conditions that can be measured in the environment.