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Lidar Surveys Guide Avalanche Predictions

In a low-flying helicopter, Gabriel Wolken is scanning the steep hillsides around southeast Alaska with a purpose. A research-grade laser mounted to the helicopter sends rapid pulses of light from the aircraft to the ground to measure the elevation of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Survey Foot Has Outlived Its Usefulness – RIP

Thanks to Michael Dennis and others at NIST and NGS for taking the action to deprecate (in metrology – a decision to discontinue the use of a specific measurement unit) the U.S. Survey foot. There is no benefit to having … Continue reading

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USGIF Offers First Geospatial Intelligence Certification

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce the addition of an entry-level geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) certification to its suite of professional designations. “The Essentials” exam is intended for recent graduates and young professionals in the GEOINT … Continue reading

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NGS State Plane Coordinate System Webinar

If you use the NGS state plane coordinate system then you will not want to miss this important webinar being presented by Dr. Michael Dennis on Thursday October 10, 2019 from 2 to3 PM EDT. Webinar Description: The National Spatial … Continue reading

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JobForDrones – Professional UAS Pilot Network

DRONELIFE has been writing about commercial drones since 2014, and we’ve maintained JobForDrones, a professional pilot network, for almost as long. We’ve seen the painful process of Section 333 Exemptions shift to Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates, and we’ve seen … Continue reading

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FAA Part 107 Drone Training Offered by ARE Corp.

FAA Part 107 Drone Training: Looking to become a commercial drone pilot? Interested in the Geospatial industry, but finding a GIS certificate to be too expensive? Get started with drone mapping! ARE will be teaching a Drone Pilot Training Course including … Continue reading

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Year Up – A Program to Address the Opportunity Divide

I spent five plus hours in my car today. I heard two attention grabbing reports. The first involved an in-depth study on the potential effects of climate change (too political and scary) and the second an inside look at Year … Continue reading

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Waymo CTO is Working on The Difficult Edge Cases

Dmitri Dolgov, Waymo CTO is fighting the elements in his bid to bring autonomous cars to the world. The chief technology officer of Waymo, the Alphabet-owned firm born out of Google’s semi-secret X development lab, is at a point where … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … Continue reading

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Underwater Drone Eelume Moves Like a Snake

Having just watched the video below I am at a nearly total loss for words to describe what this underwater drone is capable of doing. Since my days in earning my Ph.D. in marine geotechnical engineering I have known that … Continue reading

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