Mapping & Surveying – Page 5

Illinois DOT Sets Its Sight on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun testing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in an effort to help improve the safety of workers and the public, reduce costs, and introduce new strategies on everything from bridge inspections to determining the [Read More]

Drones in Energy: Firm Improves Safety, Efficiency and Bottom Line

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

By using Identified Technologies’ drone services, Keystone was able to survey six well pads in a single day and receive the data in near real time.

Fla. Construction Engineering Firm Inaugurates UAV Ops

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

West Palm Beach, Fla.-based GCI Consultants, a firm providing intelligent consulting in the field of construction engineering, recently kicked off its first federally approved commercial drone flights. GCI’s first drone-based inspection took place in Hollywood, Fla., on Nov. 21. A [Read More]

Now FAA-Certified, Idaho Firm Brings in Unmanned Aircraft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Having passed the Part 107 remote pilot exam, POWER Engineers Inc., a consulting services and engineering firm based in Idaho, is now using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to collect video, photos and data for 3D terrain and tower modeling for [Read More]

Drones, Multispectral Imagery Offer New View of Calif.’s Giant Sequoias

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

As part of a joint project, Pix4D and Parrot recently used drones and multispectral technology to create a 3D normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) point cloud of Whitaker’s Forest in Kings Canyon National Park, located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. [Read More]

Aussies Bring in UAVs to Combat Illegal Dumping, Polluting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

In an effort to capture video evidence of illegal dumping and polluting in the state, Australia’s Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has launched a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program. According to Damian Wells, executive director of regional services, the [Read More]

Start-Up Combines Drones, IoT and Remote Sensing for Construction Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Unearth, a Seattle-based company providing construction management software, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The early-stage start-up says it aims to break down information barriers and resolve disputes in large-scale construction projects by using drones, remote sensing, computer vision [Read More]

Compact LeddarOne Sensor Proven as Good Fit for Mapping UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2016

LeddarTech, a provider of solid-state LiDAR solutions, says its LeddarOne optical sensor has been selected by Robota as the altimeter for the Eclipse, a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for surveying applications. The company says LeddarOne will provide the drone’s [Read More]

Report: Apple is Getting on Board with Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

Next up on big name companies’ emergence into the commercial drone space: Apple. According to a report from Bloomberg, which cites “people familiar with the matter,” Apple is preparing to deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to augment its map services [Read More]

New Partnership to Further Accident Investigations via UAVs, Photogrammetry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

MicroSurvey Software Inc. has announced a partnership with Pix4D in which the two will provide end-to-end solutions for customers adopting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and photogrammetry technology. British Columbia-based MicroSurvey Software, a member of the Hexagon family of companies, says [Read More]