Mapping & Surveying – Page 6

College Professor Deploys UAVs to Study Farming’s Impact on Amazon Rainforest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 18, 2017

Dr. Anthony Cummings, an assistant professor of geospatial information sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, is deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South America to see how farming is impacting the [Read More]

UAV Carrying Magnetic Sensor to Help with Gold Exploration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Rockcliff Copper Corp., a Canadian resource-exploration company, will be deploying a drone for a magnetometer survey to identify high-grade gold mineralization. The company will use the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over its entire Laguna Gold property, which hosts the Laguna gold [Read More]

Drone System Could Help Clean out Microbes from Hospitals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

Announcing a U.S. patent record of 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016, IBM is highlighting a recently patented drone application that could help advance cognitive healthcare. “Drone-based microbial analysis system,” U.S. Patent No. 9,447,448, implements unmanned aerial vehicles [Read More]

University-Utility Partnership Goes Big on Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus and Kansas-based power company Westar Energy say they are increasingly using drone technology to advance electric utility inspection and maintenance methods. With a focus on increasing reliability for customers, improving employee safety and reducing costs, [Read More]

DJI and Bentley Partner to Boost UAV-Captured Imagery for Infrastructure

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company DJI has announced a collaboration with Bentley Systems in which the two will develop hardware and software solutions for collecting drone imagery on infrastructure projects. Bentley, whose global headquarters are in Pennsylvania, provides architects, engineers, [Read More]

DropIn Enables Mobile Access to Live Drone Video for Insurance Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

DropIn Inc.’s insurance customers can now order on-demand, live-streaming drone video of properties, which will be assessed via the DropIn iOS app. Los Angeles-based DropIn provides live video and still image capture via drones and smartphones for the property and [Read More]

Drones, Helicopters and Satellites Map out Earthquake-Stricken Areas

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

A University of Michigan-led team of geologists and engineers is using drones, satellites, helicopters and the human eye to map surface ruptures and some of the tens of thousands of landslides triggered by last month’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in New Zealand. [Read More]

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]