Utilization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Shoreline Changes Mapping


  • Masiri Kaamin
  • Mohd Effendi Daud
  • Mohd Erwan Sanik
  • Mardiha Mokhtar
  • Norhayati Ngadiman
  • Suhaila Sahat
  • Nor Farah Atiqah Ahmad


In recent years, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones as a mapping and measuring device has increased greatly, so that the need for coastal engineering applications has begun to be recognized. The coastal engineering applications described illustrate the huge potential of unmanned aerial vehicle system to enhance and potentially revolutionize the future monitoring of coastal zone. The goal of such a analysis is to decide the shoreline changes from the pictures taken by unmanned aerial vehicles and also to recognize shoreline changes by AgisoftPhotoscan and Global Mapper as well. In this analysis it is important to schedule commercial flight for an unmanned aerial vehicle. The shoreline changes in high tide is clearly visible depending on the outcome, because this destroys from August to November 2017. The shoreline changes are highly noticeable within four months of the duration of the study, and can impact the coastal site in the short term. Prevention needs to be taken to assure the security of those living in PantaiPunggur.Although the purpose of this analysis has been attained successfully, drone could be suggested as both an ideal modifications for monitoring the shoreline changes.

 Keywords: Coastal, mapping, shoreline, unmanned aerial vehicle