Mapping & Surveying

How to Make it in the Industrial Drone Inspections Biz

Posted by UAO Staff on April 19, 2017

A drone photographer turned drone inspections provider discusses the importance of understanding your data.

Drones Go up 10,000 Feet to Explore Volcano Emissions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Volcanologists and engineers from the University of Bristol and University of Cambridge in the U.K. recently deployed drones to collect measurements from directly within volcanic clouds that were previously inaccessible. During a 10-day research trip, the team carried out many [Read More]

Corning, PrecisionHawk Join Forces for Drone Platform with Hyperspectral Sensor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, is collaborating with Corning Inc. to equip researchers with a platform for collecting hyperspectral data with drones. Specifically, the Corning microHSI 410-SHARK hyperspectral camera is being coupled with PrecisionHawk’s platform for collection [Read More]

Microdrones Mapping UAVs Come to Southeastern U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Microdrones, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and mapping, recently forged a distribution agreement with Navigation Electronics Inc. (NEI), which has added Microdrones mdMapper systems to its product portfolio. NEI sells and services mapping, GIS, surveying and [Read More]

Penn State Goes with UAV for ‘High-Priority’ Building Maintenance

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

Penn State is deploying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of a multiphase exterior maintenance project of what the university calls its “most iconic building,” Old Main. Penn State hired Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) to use a drone and [Read More]

New Partnership Focuses on Simplifying Drone Mapping Data for Growers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

In order to help growers more easily capture field maps and analyze aerial data, DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has integrated with agX, a Platform as a Service for data structure and management for the agricultural industry. [Read More]

Mining Company Partners with UAV Solutions Provider Airware

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

Luck Stone, the construction aggregate division of Richmond, Va.-based Luck Companies, plans to accelerate its growth in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology through a new partnership with Airware, a provider of commercial enterprise solutions for capturing and analyzing aerial data. [Read More]

Surveying Equipment Company Augments Offerings with UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

Martin Instrument, an equipment provider for surveying and construction companies throughout Texas, has added Microdrones’ mdMapper unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to its offerings. Developed specifically for surveying and mapping, mdMapper packages integrate the Microdrones quadcopter with sensors and software to [Read More]

Aurora Deploys Optionally Piloted Aircraft for NOAA, Touts Benefits of UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

Manassas, Va.-based Aurora Flight Sciences says its Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (OPA) is proving to be a key tool in the new airborne gravity survey campaign for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Centaur is supporting NOAA’s efforts to [Read More]

Insitu’s ScanEagle UAV Deployed for Monitoring Pirate Activity

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

Insitu’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being credited with helping patrol Somalia’s coastline for pirate activity, the European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) has announced. A crew from Spain’s 11th Squadron, which is usually based in Cadiz, Spain, [Read More]