APPLIED AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
A CASE STUDY IN MAE CHAEM DISTRICT, CHIANG MAI
New technologies have become an intrinsic component of our lives. One of the new technology is unmanned aerial vehicle or drone, is an aircraft operated by either under remote control by a human operator or autonomously by onboard computers which has the ability to take pictures and videos. Drones is most well-known using by a military for their activities. This study aims to examine the integration of information technology concepts and communication concepts and to apply drones making aerial photograph, as a result a community could involve creating a map and monitoring land use in their area. The research area is conducted in Baan Mae Pan and Baan Dai San Kieng, Tambon Chang Keung, Mae Chaem District, Chiang Mai. Findings found that aerial photograph is one of the options for improving effectiveness of natural resource management and plans. The photograph could report changing pattern of land use, which is up-to-date, and it could apply for geographic information system. In dimension of community development, drones might help the residents to manage site selection and areas for agriculture. The photograph aids to create a high-resolution map. Moreover, perspective view in photography from drones would be benefits for advertisement, public relations and tourism which the community can utilize them to develop community sustainably.