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spittman le berger

Senior Member
Oct 24, 2005
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
Define trespassing as it relates to a drone. If taking a picture of a comp 50' from a public street is perfectly legal, would I be wrong in thinking that it is ok to take photos from 50' above the property? I've been wanting a drone for a while now. Occasionally I'll get a driveby request where I can't see the property and a drone would be a nifty little tool to add to my appraisal kit.


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Sophomore Member
Dec 17, 2013
Professional Status
Certified General Appraiser
Don't trespass with a drone but I am sure you can go straight up from a road and see most hidden houses unless deep woods. Many years ago, Aerial Archeology was the thing as archeologists used small planes for early morning or late evening aerial views, the low shadows highlighted surface features like old roads or walls that were otherwise not visible. "Crop marks" as they call them, and in Britain they used them often to local things as old as pre Roman hill forts and burrows.
I assumed the comment was a joke.

The archaeology aspects sound quite interesting.
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