Accuracy for All

Accuracy for All

Accuracy for All: Community Land Mapping and the Navigation Satellite Revolution Join us tomorrow, December 5th 2018 at 12:30PM Eastern Standard Time for a panel discussion on the democratization of property surveying through the developing world. Thanks to advances in technology and the ever improving accuracy of satellite navigation in mobile devices, more people are able to have their land mapped (or map it themselves) at an affordable level. Join Walter Volkmann and other panelists for an in depth conversation on the advent of high-accuracy GNSS technology and the effect it…

National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Republic of the Philippines certifies and registers V-Map receivers as suitable for “first order geodetic control positioning”

National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Republic of the Philippines certifies and registers V-Map receivers as suitable for “first order geodetic control positioning”

The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Republic of the Philippines has certified and registered V-Map receivers as suitable for “first order geodetic control positioning”. It is not with surprise, but with considerable pride that we share with you the news that the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Republic of the Philippines has certified and registered our V-Map receivers as suitable for “first order geodetic control positioning”.   (Certificate of Registration and Calibration issued for V-Map receivers by the National Mapping and Resource…

Drone Mapping Capacity Development – The Philippines

Drone Mapping Capacity Development – The Philippines

Walter Volkmann (CEO / Micro Aerial Projects L.L.C.) is currently in the Philippines providing Drone Mapping Capacity Development! Beneficiaries of this training include the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and various other organizations and individuals. Using drones for mapping increases the efficiency and speed at which actionable data can be delivered to decision makers. UAS Unmanned Systems Consulting and Skyflix who have provided their drones for this activity have successfully integrated V-map AIR on their UAS for high precision aerial mapping, further demonstrating the platform independent…

Talking about small drones at the World Bank Forum on Agriculture, 2016

Talking about small drones at the World Bank Forum on Agriculture, 2016

On February 18 at the 2016 World Bank Forum on Agriculture in Washington, D.C.  I had the pleasure of sharing the podium with some important people in international development. I talked about small drones and their potential in helping farmers to monitor and manage their crops and animals. And I learned a lot from my fellow presenters. So it was another good day in drone life. ~Walter Volkmann

DUAL FREQUENCY GNSS ON MULTICOPTERS – SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

DUAL FREQUENCY GNSS ON MULTICOPTERS – SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

THE HISTORY OF DUAL FREQUENCY GNSS ON MULTICOPTERS – SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT V-Map mounted on a modified Steadidrone The light weight dual frequency on board GNSS system for sUAVs was first conceptualized in September 2011 when we were once again frustrated by proprietary VTOL UAS manufacturers whom we could not convince of the advantages of on board dual frequency GNSS in sUAS mapping applications. Hence we decided to take the development of this cost saving feature into our own hands and built a universal, affordable, hot-exchangeable, dual frequency GNSS V-Map…

V-map White Paper

V-map White Paper

MAPPING WITHOUT GROUND CONTROL: NOW YOU CAN! Micro Aerial Projects L.L.C. is proud to announce that we have officially published our White Paper (Mapping without Ground Control) and launched our V-map System website at www.v-map.net during this years UAS Reno conference. With the V-map system we are able to produce accurate maps from UAV imagery without the need for ground control! Designed by surveyors for surveyors, the V-map System is the world’s first platform independent, lightweight, 20Hz Dual Frequency L1/L2 GPS receiver with event marking for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). With the…

Educating Future Surveyors

Educating Future Surveyors

Micro Aerial Projects L.L.C. and drone2GIS Inc., (a licensed mapping company based in Gainesville Florida) have partnered over the past few months to assist the University of Florida’s Geomatics department with their UAS Certificate program. This collaboration brings both real world UAS mapping operation experience and decades of Surveying and Mapping experience to help educate future surveyors and mappers on the use of small drones for mapping. To see some of what we have done, please click on the following link: http://drone2gis.com/promoting-small-drone-mapping/ If you have not done so yet, please visit www.drone2GIS.com and subscribe…

The Mapping Revolution

The Mapping Revolution

Our sister company, Drone2GIS, just returned from the 60th Annual General Meeting of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society (FSMS) in Naples Florida where we showcased the revolutionary mapping capabilities of  small unmanned aerial systems (drones) and Structure from Motion (SfM) processing software. Have a look at our video which highlights this mapping revolution: Take a ride through some of our exciting projects where Drone2GIS Inc. has, through the use of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, created highly accurate and high resolution ortho-photos and Digital Surface Models (DSM) for various clients.…

PERSONAL MAPPING DRONES IN LAND ADMINISTRATION, AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION

PERSONAL MAPPING DRONES IN LAND ADMINISTRATION, AGRICULTURE AND CONSERVATION

  I just returned from a conference in Washington D.C. at which New America launched a well written primer for geospatial practitioners, land administrators and stake holders:  Drones and Aerial Observation: New Technologies for Property Rights, Human Rights, and Global Development:     We are pleased to see that our work has enabled us to contribute to this well written book. Not only is it good news about drones, it is also a long overdue recognition about the usefulness of drones in planning and managing land use. Hopefully the big…

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