Category Archives: UAVs

UAS Training and Certification

The UAS Core Group LLC is offering a comprehensive set of training and certification services for UAS pilots. Based in New Jersey the firm has extensive experience with the FAA regulations and the technology. From their website – “UAS CORE … Continue reading

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UAV – Based Magnetometer Firm Acquired

This is the first time that I have heard of this UAV application, but it makes a lot of sense. Alta Vista Ventures (AVV-CSE) announces the signing of a Binding Letter of Intent to purchase a 100% interest in the … Continue reading

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3D Seminar – Earn CEU – Win VR Headset

Technology has greatly changed the design and construction industry. The tools available to the project team to convey ideas, record existing conditions, and accurately install materials have changed the way we do business. This presentation will cover three of these … Continue reading

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RiCOPTER at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg Austria

I just received a link to the following video from the folks at Riegl. What is impressive to me is that the Riegl RiCOPTER is flying a sophisticated lidar sensor as well as the overall level of integration of the … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – June 28, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today includes a number of thought provoking articles that can provide you with new insights, best practices and lessons learned. Topping that list is the article on 3D Competitive Advantage where Kapur and Associates explains how … Continue reading

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2016 Esri Imaging and Mapping Forum

Esri opens the User Conference with the 2016 Imaging and Mapping Forum today in San Diego, CA. From the website – “Multidimensional GIS (that’s a new term) and mapping technology has a unique ability to communicate—in 3D and n-dimensional space—natural … Continue reading

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Fighting Wildfires with UAS

This excellent  article discusses the use of UAS, satellites and lidar to fight wildfires. The Fort McMurray wildfire in Canada, imaged above with the Japanese satellite Suomi NPP burned for more than six weeks and is now the largest on … Continue reading

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FAA Announces UAS Regs

From the FAA press release, Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the … Continue reading

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FAA to Announce UAS Rules

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FAA could release the long anticipated rules for UAS as early as tomorrow. This would allow UAS weighing roughly 50 pounds to fly at low altitudes only in daylight and within sight … Continue reading

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GPS Outage in Southwest U.S.

A Notam (Notice to Airmen) is warning operators of “all aircraft relying on GPS” (and other mobile mapping systems?) of widespread GPS outages starting today throughout the Southwest and especially southern California. Although the FAA doesn’t go into detail, it … Continue reading

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