Category Archives: UAVs

Intel Capital Invests in Delair to Accelerate Software Platform

Intel Capital is one of the world’s most powerful venture capital firms. If you recall from the Olympics (see below) they have a keen interest in UAVs, making Delair an ideal investment partner. For the past year, Delair and Intel … Continue reading

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Geo Week 2019 Includes ILMF, ASPRS and MAPPS

There is big news in the winter geospatial conference schedule for attendees of ILMF, ASPRS and MAPPS. You will just need to attend one conference during Geo Week 2019 in Denver, CO. Great news!        

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Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

The typical UAV camera uses a rolling shutter to record the image scan line by scan line. This can cause distortion of the image. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for a detailed explanation.) Dr. Munjy, who … Continue reading

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ASPRS UAS Certification Exams Offered at UAV Expo

The ASPRS is offering certification exam for Certified Mapping Scientist – UAS and Certified Mapping Technician UAS at Commercial UAV Expo October 1, 2018 in Las Vegas. The Scientist exam is being held from 1 to 5 PM and the … Continue reading

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Wingtra CEO Boosfeld on the Future of VTOL UAS

The Wingtra UAS vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) may make small, fixed wing  drones obsolete. (Editor’s Note – The following is from a recent interview with Maximilian Boosfeld, CEO.) Wingtra started as an ambitious research project called Pacflyer. Basil Weibel, … Continue reading

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GENIUS NY Round 3 – World’s Largest UAS Business Accelerator

Teams will now compete for one of five GENIUS NY investments – $1 million top prize and four awards of $500,000 each. If you are a UAS start-up it’s time to get serious. GENIUS NY has implemented a new investment … Continue reading

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Transportation and GIS – The Debate Continues

This was one of the key side discussions on the final day of the very successful TRB AFB80 summer meeting. The expected increase in autonomous and connected (the vehicle is connected to the infrastructure via dedicated radio signal) vehicle use, … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Recap

Tuesday at the AFB80 summer meeting was jam packed with presentations on small UAS, a visit to the Caltrans Transportation Lab and then detailed presentations on autonomous surface vehicles for hydrographic mapping, mobile lidar, ground penetrating lidar and subsurface utilities. … Continue reading

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Light – Camera of the Future

The basic concept for the design of the Light camera is that lots of (in this case 16)  little cameras when carefully configured and managed creatively with the right software can outperform one big one. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting – Don’t Miss It

Time is running out for you to join us at one of the best, small geomatics conferences of the year. The AFB80 summer meeting in Sacramento, CA is just two weeks away running July 22 -25, 2018. This is an … Continue reading

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