Category Archives: Mapping

Rice Students Develop Generic Drone Software

A team of six Rice University electrical and computer engineering students have developed the hardware and software necessary to coordinate sensor-carrying drones. They have used relatively inexpensive drone components as the platform for demonstrating their software capability. “The system is … Continue reading

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Tethered Drone Wins $1 Million Prize

Are you looking for a new business idea for the drone industry? There’s a list at the bottom of this post that should get your creative juices flowing, but first we need to highlight the contest winner. Fotokite, a Switzerland-based … Continue reading

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Drone Training

I don’t usually find a company that I can blog about on ABC’s Shark Tank, but DARTdrones is one I think you might want to make note of. DARTdrones is the national leader in drone training, consultation, and expert support … Continue reading

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New Zealand Lidar Project

The Gisborne District Council in New Zealand will receive over $1 million in funding to acquire LIDAR across the entire district. The Council believes this project will bring major economic and infrastructure benefits for the entire region. The funding will … Continue reading

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ASCE Surveying and Geomatics Conference

Make your plans to join us in sunny Southern California April 22 – 24, 2018 for the inaugural ASCE UESI 2018 Surveying & Geomatics Conference in joint collaboration with California State Polytechnic University Pomona. We invite you to participate in … Continue reading

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Calculating Tree Volumes

It’s difficult to use a video to explain 3D point cloud workflows, but this one from the UK does an excellent job with visually demonstrating how tree volumes can be calculated using 3D scanned data. Like many challenges with remote … Continue reading

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Learn Mobile Lidar

Are you looking for a detailed overview of mobile lidar as it applies to transportation applications, then I have some good news for you. As part of the team that developed  NCHRP Report No. 748 we were asked to create … Continue reading

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

The Fairfield Foundation launched a new digital historic preservation initiative in 2017 using drones, photogrammetry, and 3D printing. At the conclusion of each layer of the dig the drone was used to capture the exposed objects and terrain.  The photos … Continue reading

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Pix4D Announces Agricultural Product – Pix4Dfields

Pix4D recently announced Pix4Dfields, its first fully dedicated product for agriculture. A beta program is now open. The vision for the new product is “To give fast and accurate maps while in the field, with a simple yet powerful interface … Continue reading

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3D Yosemite

My son and I just spent a few days in Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Truly spectacular and inspiring locations. We were a little early in the season, but we had the best luck in Yosemite. In a … Continue reading

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