Category Archives: Drones

Digital Technology is Protecting our Nation’s Forests

From paper goods to lumber and wildlife habitat to recreation, our forests provide value in countless ways. However, forest management is a complex science. It requires advanced digital technology, collaboration, and an eye toward sustainability. From an article in Grit … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar is not Difficult – A Rebuttal From GeoCue

This post from friend and colleague Lewis Graham, President and CTO of GeoCue Corporation is in rebuttal to a post of mine about upgrading from a camera to a UAS lidar system. ##### My friend and colleague Dr. Gene Roe … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes Collision Avoidance Systems Inspire Drones

Some mosquitoes are night owls of the insect world, able to avoid running into walls, even in complete darkness. Now, researchers have figured out how these pesky insects do this, and they’ve used that information to build a sensor that … Continue reading

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Slope Stability Assessment Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Stabilization projects of rock masses cannot be performed without a proper geomechanical characterization of slope stability. The classical approaches, due to logistic issues, typically are not able to cover extensively the areas under study. Geo-structural analysis on point clouds from … Continue reading

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Safety First Guides the UAS Growth Path at ARE

From a blog post by Lindsey Mitchell, Office Operations Manager, ARE explaining the importance of their safety first approach. Getting Started with UAS It seems like yesterday that I was hired as a UAS (drone) pilot with Media Wing, LLC, … Continue reading

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UAV Lidar Being Used to Monitor Ducks

What do ducks do, anyway? We will see in a minute, but this blog post is dedicated to long time friend, surveyor and duck hunter, Terry Bennett. Maybe this use of a UAV lidar will give him an idea. From … Continue reading

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Delivery Drones – Do the Benefits Outweigh the Liabilities?

This is a guest post from Karlyn McKell who explores the pros and cons of delivery drones for The Zebra. Social distancing guidelines have made contactless delivery essential for many businesses and delivery services to continue operations. With the rise … Continue reading

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Drone Safety in Construction, Utilities, AG and More

November 4-10 was the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (“FAA”) first annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week. The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world, which it accomplishes by ensuring that all those who utilize the U.S. … Continue reading

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ARE Maps Great Bay Estuary with UAS Lidar

Recently, ARE partnered with Quantum Spatial, Inc. to complete a drone-based lidar scan of four locations within Great Bay, New Hampshire (my home), to support ongoing monitoring programs at Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR.) The scan was done … Continue reading

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FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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