Tag Archives: UAS

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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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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UAS Product Lines Being Developed

Maybe I missed these product developments in the overall din that surrounds the UAS industry, but in putting together the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference preview I could not help but notice that Leica Geosystems and Topcon are both investing heavily in … Continue reading

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Commercial Drones, But Just Barely

If you are interested in the reality of flying a drone commercially and legally then this article by Mike Tully, CEO and President of Aerial Services is a must read. Mike looks at a number of the key issues involved … Continue reading

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The Integrated 3D Site

Thanks to Terry Bennett at Autodesk for this impressive video of what appears to be a very powerful, yet easy to use UAS that has been tightly integrated with Civil 3D and more. The UAS is the 3DR Solo with … Continue reading

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GNSS Options for UAS

Jeff Fagerman at Lidar USA has provided the second article on the issue of obtaining control for lidar mapping missions. In this one he describes the options for obtaining decimeter level control in the 10 to 50 cm range and … Continue reading

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ASTM UAS Inspection Standard

The ASTM task group on façade inspections introduced E3036, Guide for Notating Façade Conditions in the Field, and proposed WK52572, Guide for Visual Inspection of Building Facades Using Drones to better building façade inspections. E3036 provides standard notation, syntax, and … Continue reading

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Lidar News Today – February 9, 2016

This week’s Lidar News Today includes a position statement from the TRB AFB80 committee asking the FAA to recognize that the surveying and mapping community has been safely operating in National Air Space for decades. Hence, as experienced professionals we should … Continue reading

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UAS or UAV?

What’s in a name? Well, in the case of UAV and UAS it seems that people like to interchange these, myself included, but some recent work on a position statement by the TRB AFB80 committee that we intend to send … Continue reading

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