Category Archives: Environmental

ARE Corp. Granted Permission for UAS Flights Over People

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued ARE Corp. a Certificate of Waiver, allowing certified remote pilots to safely fly a parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) over people. ARE is one of nine organizations to be granted an operational … Continue reading

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Earth Archive Would Map Earth with Lidar

Colorado State University archaeologist Chris Fisher was in the beginning stages of unearthing an ancient “megalopolis” in the state of Michoacán, Mexico, a decade ago when he ran up against a tough reality: it would take him the rest of … 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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FHWA Supports DOT Drone Programs

UAS offer several transformative aspects for highway transportation, enhancing safety and productivity and reducing cost. The FHWA is supporting DOTs around the country with the introduction of drones for wide variety of applications. From the FHWA Every Day Counts program. … Continue reading

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Learn How to Increase Productivity with Drone – Based Lidar

Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar on August 21 at 9 AM EDT and 6 PM EDT, to learn about the benefits of the mdLiDAR3000. Rome, NY– Join Microdrones for their next Wednesday Webinar and learn how Morris P. … Continue reading

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Preventing Forest Fires with Lidar-derived Veg Maps

Preventing forest fires like the Tubbs and Nuns wildfires that exploded across Sonoma County in 2017, could have been better supported if firefighters had more detailed land cover information. Types of vegetation, structures, and roads distributed across the landscape would … Continue reading

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UN GGIM – Global Geospatial Information Management

I can’t say that I have been aware of UN GGIM since its founding in 2011, but it has been a number of years  in which I have wondered how I might get involved with this important geospatial organization. I … Continue reading

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Monitoring Salt Marsh Shorelines with a UAS

This article written by Amy S. Farris, et al on monitoring salt marsh shorelines with a UAS recently appeared in Drone Below. Drones are now a vital tool in assessing the health of salt marshes which are crucial for the … Continue reading

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Emergency Management of Flooding with Small UAS

This in-depth Tech Brief on emergency management involving flooding and the use of sUAS comes from the Federal Highway Administration. INTRODUCTION Flooding is a unique event or occurrence: it may be a standalone incident, or it may accompany another event. … Continue reading

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Mobile Laser Scanning the Blue Mountains Rail Corridor

One of our valued RIEGL mobile laser scanning customers, Michael Finlay who is a Geospatial Engineer with Jacobs, recently shared an amazing railroad video that he worked on with his team. This project took the RIEGL VMX-450 mobile system scanning … Continue reading

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