Mapping & Surveying – Page 4

This UAV ‘Swarm’ Could Help out After an Oil Spill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Inspired by the dynamics of a flock of birds, researchers from the University at Buffalo are devising a method for drones to record data over oil spills.

To Prep for Arctic Data-Gathering, ArcticShark UAS Kicks off Flights in Oregon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Prior to its scheduled launch in 2018, the ArcticShark, an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed to collect atmospheric data in the Arctic, will undergo flight testing at the Pendleton UAS Test Range in Oregon. To be owned by the U.S. [Read More]

Colorado DOT Puts Drone, Photogrammetry Software to Good Use

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently deployed a DJI Phantom 3 drone and Datumate’s site surveying solution to quickly assess a water pond in order to ensure the safety of travelers on a nearby highway. The pond was located [Read More]

Three Things Drone Mapping Brings to the Golf Industry

Written by Pix4D on February 17, 2017

The emerald golfing greens have seen better days. According to the U.S.’ National Golf Foundation, the number of players has almost steadily declined from over 30 million in 2005 (pre-recession) to 24.7 million today. In addition, 680 U.S. and 158 [Read More]

‘Astrophysics-Ecology’ Drone Project Sets out to Save Endangered Species

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

An astrophysicist and an ecologist from England’s Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are using unmanned aircraft as part of an effort to help endangered species, including rhinos, orangutans and elephants. According to a press release from the university, which calls [Read More]

Airobotics Drone to be Deployed in Australian Resources Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2017

Airobotics’ fully automated, industrial-grade drone platform will soon be deployed by South32, an Australian mining and metals company, to conduct surveying and mapping at its Worsley Alumina operation. The platform comprises a drone, an automated base station and cloud-based software. [Read More]

senseFly Nabs ‘Anytime BVLOS’ Drone Approval in Home Country

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

senseFly has received Switzerland’s very first approval for “anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)” drone operations. According to the Swiss drone company, the country’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) granted senseFly permission to fly any of its eBee-branded [Read More]

National Association of Tower Erectors Releases Another UAS Guide

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 07, 2017

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has released the second edition of its safety resource for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations for vertical infrastructure inspections. The resource is a byproduct of collaboration between NATE’s UAS committee and other representatives [Read More]

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]