Mapping & Surveying – Page 7

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]

UAVs Brought in to Help Improve Texas’ Transportation Systems

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) are leading a collaborative effort to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect highways and railroads remotely and, in turn, develop guidelines for how to safely complete the task. Anand Puppala, [Read More]

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]