Category Archives: Standards

USIBD LOA vers. 3 Certification Training Next Week

USIBD will be offering LOA V.3 Certification Training LIVE in St. Louis, MO as part of their Symposium in conjunction with the BIMForum next week in St. Louis, MO. USIBD is offering a FREE training session on the newly-published LOA … Continue reading

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First BVLOS Drone Flight Maps Trans-Alaska Pipeline

To date, flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) has been tested with visual ground observers or in an “extended line of sight” scenario – one that may require as much staff as flight within visual line of sight. This … Continue reading

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Drones are Doing the Dirty Work and Reducing Accidents

Here’s a job any worker would be happy to pass off to drones: Imagine crawling down a ladder into the vast darkness of a 20-story-high storage tank filled with toxic chemical fumes to spend hours searching for corrosion. From an … Continue reading

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Indoor Mapping with Lidar to Support First Responders

Two projects are testing ways to use light detection and ranging (LiDAR) remote sensing for indoor mapping buildings to increase first responders’ safety and efficiency when they respond to emergencies. From an article in GCN by Stephanie Kanowitz Both efforts … 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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FAA Part 107 Waiver for Flights Over People Granted

Hensel Phelps has been issued a Certificate of Waiver from FAA Part 107 for flights over people by using drones with parachutes. From an article in Commercial UAV News. Whilee Part 107 has enabled organizations to create and scale drone … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting 2019 – Some Highlights

This past weekend’s heat wave in New Hampshire prepped me for the weather in Daytona, Fl at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting, but it was still HOT. Although I was not able to attend the morning presentations on Tuesday, the … Continue reading

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3D Positional Uncertainty and Accuracy Webinar Recap

The webinar on 3D positional uncertainty and accuracy seemed to be well received. There was an excellent level of registrations. Attendance was good and the request for additional information were amazing. For those who were unable to register click here … Continue reading

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Specifications and Classification Standards – There is a Difference

I was nervous yesterday about my webinar presentation on 3D survey accuracy and positional uncertainty specifications and standards. It’s a complicated subject and I knew there would be a number of smarter and more experienced people than me in the … Continue reading

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Airborne Lidar Industry Understands Value of Standards

As I mentioned in a recent post, the airborne lidar industry has had the good fortune and wisdom to continue to follow the time proven mapping standards established for aerial photogrammetry projects. Lidar is basically treated as just another imaging … Continue reading

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