Mapping & Surveying – Page 3

Portland Transportation Bureau Seeks UAS for Storm Relief

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

As part of a new budget request, the Portland, Ore., Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking funds to purchase unmanned aircraft systems to help aid disaster response. According to a press release from Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the [Read More]

3DR and Partners Complete Drone Work at Bustling Atlanta Airport

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

3D Robotics (3DR) recently teamed up with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Aviation, Autodesk and engineering firm Atkins to conduct drone surveys at the city’s bustling Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. According to an article from 3DR itself, the Federal [Read More]

YellowScan Rolls out LiveStation for LiDAR UAV Flights

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

YellowScan, a France-based provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping solutions, has launched the YellowScan LiveStation, which enables surveyors to monitor data being collected in real time. According to the company, the technology, suited for long-endurance LiDAR flights, offers the [Read More]

Partners Working on Drone for Marine Industry Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2017

AkzoNobel, a Netherlands-based producer of specialty chemicals, is teaming up with DroneOps and oil and gas tanker operator Barrier Group to develop a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces. According to AzkoNobel, the project will use advanced virtual reality [Read More]

Caterpillar Invests in Drone Solutions Provider Airware

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Aiming to advance work-site intelligence, Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., an arm of construction giant Caterpillar Inc., has made a strategic investment in Airware, a provider of end-to-end solutions that turn aerial drone data into actionable business intelligence. Airware says the investment [Read More]

Pix4D Rolls out New Features on Drone Mapping Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Pix4D has added new supported devices, flight missions and mission settings to its mobile flight planning app, Pix4Dcapture, used for aerial drone mapping. Now compatible with the app are Parrot’s Skycontroller and the DJI Mavic Pro drone (which was introduced [Read More]

GIS Firm Bolsters UAV Services with New Hire

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

As part of a move to further its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping services, GEO Jobe, a GIS software and solutions provider founded in 1999, has named Jeff Lawrence to a role in UAV business development. According to the Hermitage, [Read More]

U.S., Canada Utilities Put UAV to Work at Niagara Ice Boom

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to inspect an ice boom between Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The test with OPG – using one of [Read More]

Kespry Enhances Drone System for Survey-Grade Applications

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Kespry, an aerial intelligence platform provider based in Menlo Park, Calif., has rolled out enhancements, including higher performance and GPS capabilities, to the Kespry Drone 2. According to the company, the enhanced Kespry Drone 2 achieves four to six times [Read More]

Oregon Creates UAS Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing Task Force

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Oregon’s Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) has established a “Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Task Force” (PRSTF) as part of an effort to promote awareness in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community. According to a recent announcement [Read More]