Adding an aerial image to your project can make a world of difference.
This will not only give you a better understanding of the physical location of certain features but will allow you to see the conditions of certain areas and a better reference for some of the obstacles that may be present.
So why use aerial drone imaging instead of using Google Earth?
Well there are a few reasons. The most prominent being accuracy. Even though Google imaging may seem up to date at first glance the images on average are 1 to 3 years old with some being much older. Because of this many site features have typically changed since the last image was taken and would misrepresent the site if used. The second reason is quality. Where Google may have very high-quality cameras, they use an array of different methods to collect images from drones all the way up to satellites with the lowest images being taken at 800ft above surface. While this sort of imagery is fine for getting a general feel for a certain area it does not allow you to see the details of project area and may become distorted when used for a smaller site.