Mapping & Surveying – Page 6

SimActive Brings Cloud Processing to Photogrammetry Software

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

SimActive Inc., a Montreal-based developer of photogrammetry software, has announced that processing in the cloud is now supported by Correlator3D. SimActive’s patended Correlator3D software is an end-to-end photogrammetry solution that generates geospatial data from aerial imagery, including from unmanned aerial [Read More]

UAVs Help Students Plot Cemetery for Maine Town

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

Thanks to a new DJI Phantom 4 drone, the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s (UMI) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Laboratory says mapping and photographing research areas has become a whole lot easier. Dr. Chunzeng Wang, a UMPI professor of [Read More]

American Bureau of Shipping Green-Lights Sky-Futures’ Drone Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

Sky-Futures USA Inc. has been certified as, according to the company, the world’s first approved drone specialist for internal vessel inspections by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Sky-Futures says ABS surveyors have now certified drone data as an additional, [Read More]

UAVs Show ‘Overwhelming’ Potential in Conflict-Affected Africa

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

In conflict-affected parts of Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being used by humanitarian aid organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – the UN Refugee Agency, or UNHCR – to plan relief responses and save lives. [Read More]

UAVs and Insects? Researchers Explore Potential for Big Mapping Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that they say will allow the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs – or biobots – to map large, unfamiliar areas, such as [Read More]

Canadian Firm Expands UAS Fleet, Brings Services to U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

Edmonton, Alberta-based Stantec has expanded its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) services by acquiring a new fleet of drones designed by Skycatch. According to Stantec, the fleet will support the firm’s environmental, geomatics, community development, mining, architecture and transportation services by [Read More]

Merger Creates Drone Division for Engineering Consulting Firm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

The Falcon Group has completed an acquisition agreement with Vantage Vertical, a drone aerial imaging services firm. The New Jersey-based Falcon Group provides full-service engineering and architectural solutions to multifamily residential communities, commercial offices and hospitality facilities. The company serves [Read More]

Longtime Bridge Inspector Brings Topcon UAS into Fleet

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 18, 2016

Michael Baker International, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of engineering, planning and consulting services, has expanded its inspection services with the purchase of a Topcon Falcon 8 unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Combined with Michael Baker’s mobile and static LiDAR systems for [Read More]

FLIR-Equipped, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Tracks Sharks in Nantucket

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2016

Manassas, Va.-based Aurora Flight Sciences recently partnered with OCEARCH, a marine conservation organization, to provide aerial support locating and tracking great white sharks off the coast of Nantucket, Mass. The optionally piloted aircraft, a Centaur DA-42, flew above the expedition [Read More]

3DR Brings New Drone Capabilities to Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 10, 2016

3D Robotics (3DR) has launched building information modeling (BIM) capabilities within its Site Scan software, a full-stack commercial drone platform suited for the construction industry. Site Scan, an end-to-end application offering fully autonomous drone image capture and cloud integration with [Read More]