Mapping & Surveying – Page 27

Universities, Microsoft Use Drones to Tackle Vector-Borne Infections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 10, 2015

St. George's University (SGU), located on the island of Grenada in the West Indies, recently participated in a collaborative feasibility study for an infectious-disease surveillance system involving drone technology. The objective of the study was to gather data to automate [Read More]

University Wins NASA Grant for Volcano Mapping with UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 05, 2015

NASA has given the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) an education research program award for the university's proposal to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to observe active volcanoes. NASA gave a total of approximately $11.25 million to universities [Read More]

Nebraska Firm Lands Exemption for Draganfly, 3DR UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 04, 2015

Olsson Associates, a Lincoln, Neb.-based provider of engineering and design services for public and private infrastructure projects, has been given a Section 333 exemption to operate the Draganfly X4-ES, 3D Robotics Aero-M and 3D Robotics X8+ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). [Read More]

Sanborn to Deliver Wide Range of Commercial UAS Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 04, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colo.-based The Sanborn Map Co. Inc. has been granted a commercial exemption to operate its vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for aerial surveying. Several applications include damage assessment and response efforts, site mapping, water [Read More]

Drones and Thermal Imaging Mitigate Destruction from Feral Pigs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 03, 2015

Drone Services USA Inc. says it recently went on a several-day expedition in Monterey, La., to demonstrate how drone and thermal imaging technology can assist in greatly reducing land and crop destruction caused by feral pigs at night. Joel Bredow, [Read More]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration OK’d to Fly DJI S-1000

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory's Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). NOAA is authorized to fly the DJI [Read More]

Universities Granted Drone Access in Extreme-Weather Area of U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 27, 2015

A consortium led by the University of Colorado Boulder has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to start flying drones over parts of Texas and Oklahoma to conduct weather research. The consortium, which includes CU-Boulder's Research and Engineering [Read More]

Aerial Imaging Start-Up Partners with PrecisionHawk

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 21, 2015

Wolfville, Nova Scotia-based AerHyve Aerial Technologies has announced a strategic partnership with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and remote sensing company PrecisionHawk. AerHyve analyzes multi-sensor data from UAVs for use in precision agriculture, and PrecisionHawk provides UAV remote sensing and GIS [Read More]

Trimble Partners With UAS Manufacturer For Aerial Imaging Services

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 05, 2015

Trimble, a technology company focused on applications requiring position or location, is partnering with unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer MULTIROTOR service-drone GmbH to expand Trimble's current UAS portfolio and provide additional solutions for its customers' aerial imaging project needs. Trimble [Read More]

UX5 Exemption to Reduce Costs, Pollution for Geospatial Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 01, 2015

Centennial, Colo.-based CompassData Inc. (CDI), a worldwide provider of geospatial data and services, has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption for the commercial operation of the Trimble UX5 unmanned aerial system (UAS) within the U.S. CDI says it [Read More]