Flightline Geographics, a provider of geospatial imagery, has formed a strategic alignment with Texas A&M University's Lone Star UAS Center for Excellence and Innovation for the development, testing and evaluation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for geographic information systems (GIS) content capture.
‘Since Flightline Geographics is primarily interested in the use of UAS for GIS and 3D visualization, having access to such a wide variety and magnitude of landscapes for testing is only possible in Texas and by teaming with the Lone Star UAS Center,” says Devon Humphrey, founder and CEO of Flightline Geographics.
‘We will see everything: from coastal environments, to the West Texas mountains, deserts and the High Plains,” Humphrey adds. “By operating in all these various environments and under all conditions, we can demonstrate how geospatial content can be captured safely, quickly and with rapid turn-around times.’
Flightline Geographics says GIS provider Esri has been supporting the company in implementing UAS for geospatial content capture and delivery through articles and other outreach channels. ‘GIS relies upon access to content. Flightline Geographics' use of UAS to capture, process and deliver GIS content in near real time is a real game-changer,” says Jack Dangermond, president of Esri.