Mapping & Surveying

UAVs Show ‘Overwhelming’ Potential in Conflict-Affected Africa

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...

UAVs and Insects? Researchers Explore Potential for Big Mapping Projects

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that they say will allow the use of unmanned aerial...

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

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...

Merger Creates Drone Division for Engineering Consulting Firm

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...

Longtime Bridge Inspector Brings Topcon UAS into Fleet

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...

FLIR-Equipped, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Tracks Sharks in Nantucket

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...

3DR Brings New Drone Capabilities to Construction

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...

Catamaran, UAV and Kayak Take on Study of Ocean’s ‘Skin’

Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), kayak and remote-controlled catamaran, researchers from nonprofit foundation Schmidt Ocean Institute returned yesterday from an in-depth study of...

Kansas DOT’s UAS Testing is in Full Swing

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has kicked off its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program, which is exploring ways to use drones for inspecting...

Drones Brought in for Surface Mining Project in Pennsylvania

Identified Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based provider of automated commercial drone mapping and tracking for industrial job sites, has been selected by Bentley Development to support...

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