Category Archives: airborne LiDAR

Drone Flights Over People – The FAA is too Resrictive

The FAA is working to standardize drone flights over people, which is great news for commercial operators. From a Skyward blog by Matt Fanelli. 4/25/19 In my last article, I gave a quick summary of the notice of proposed rulemaking. … Continue reading

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Indonesia Using Lidar UAV to Respond to Earthquake

For the first time ever, Light Detection and Ranging technology (LiDAR) is being used to create maps for post-disaster recovery efforts in Indonesia. Terra Drone Indonesia, in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is using drone-mounted LiDAR technology … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting has Announced the Agenda

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, Fl July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. The Transportation Research Board … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Inspections – Drones are an Important Solution

The use of drones to perform what in many cases are high risk, infrastructure inspections is on the rise. From bridges to pipelines to high voltage transmission towers drones equipped with the right sensor can keep inspectors out of harms … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Area Selected for NASA Drone Study

Officials from NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management project selected Corpus Christi as one of two nationwide test sites. From an article in Caller Times, Alexandria Rodriguez. “This area has a diverse geographic landscape. We are looking at the downtown … Continue reading

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Hydrographic and Lidar Survey Summer School

I received an email over the weekend from Denis Hains (former Hydrographer General of Canada retired in 2018) alerting me to a Hydrographic and Lidar Survey International Summer School. It is going to take place May 26 to June 7 … Continue reading

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Multispectral Lidar Used to Automatically Classify Land/Water

This paper focuses on the use of the Teledyne Optech Titan multispectral lidar and novel analysis software to automatically classify the land/water boundary. Rapid mapping of near-shore and coastal regions has become an indispensable task for the local authority to … Continue reading

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Acquisition Team at Aerial Images is Focus of “I Am ASI”

In anticipation of another busy flying season, this month we focus our “I Am ASI, We Are Geospatial” spotlight on a very important department of ASI – our acquisition team. This team, made up of several highly trained and experienced … Continue reading

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Drone Rules – The FAA is Proposing Changes for Night Flying

If you follow U.S. drone regulations, you’ve probably seen that the FAA has proposed an array of new rules. In this article, I’ll cover the latest notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Both … Continue reading

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ABB Ability Mobile Gas-leak Detection System

The ABB Ability mobile gas-leak detection system can now be mounted on a drone and flown into areas with suspected gas leaks, such as along natural gas pipelines. By Chris McNamara, Smart Industry Content Director The original method of hydrocarbon … Continue reading

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