GNSS Basics for Beginners in Drone Mapping

GNSS Basics for Beginners in Drone Mapping

GNSS Basics for Beginners in Drone Mapping    I think it is fair to assume that a significant number of drone owners have very little grasp of the importance of, and the role that Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are playing in assisted flight and automated navigation. The reliability of orientation sensors, GNSS, powerful computers and software make it just so easy to launch and fly that one can understand why drone enthusiasm is thriving despite often very superficial knowledge levels of what it takes technically to enjoy the ease…

Surveying with drone2GIS Inc.

Surveying with drone2GIS Inc.

Drone2GIS offers a safe, efficient and accurate alternative approach to the conventional surveying method employed in open cast mines, quarries and stock yards for data acquisition. Through the employment of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Drone2GIS delivers precise, high accuracy ortho-photos, digital terrain models and virtual realities. With these products, we can extract features and positions to produce the same products one would expect from a conventional survey without the safety risks of having boots on the ground. Data can be captured as and when needed without significant impact on the day…

SNEAK PREVIEW OF A NEW SPECIES RECENTLY SIGHTED IN THE AMERICAN SKIES

SNEAK PREVIEW OF A NEW SPECIES RECENTLY SIGHTED IN THE AMERICAN SKIES

A new species recently sighted in the American skies… Name: Bateleur (belongs to the Pixhawk family) Color: White with yellow wingtips, distinctive black spot on chest Habitat: Over fields, farms and towns anywhere on the North American Continent Flight Characteristics: Flies automatically in straight lines and graceful circles Call: Faint humming with occasional beeps Habits: Effortlessly flies for up to 40 minutes with 650g of prey before landing on any ground surface Other characteristics: Sharp eyes, hardy, intelligent, easily tamed and trained for multitude of tasks First sighted in the US by…

Virtual Surveyor Tools

Virtual Surveyor Tools

What to do with those millions of triangles defining the geometry of an Urban Environment? Enter the Virtual Surveyor Tools. An all too often underestimated step in the workflow of a UAV mapping operation is the extraction of features of interest in vector format. Structure from Motion and Lidar give us unprecedented density in point clouds to better represent the shapes we are interested in. While that density helps to define edges and planes accurately, it comes with the big data burdens – heavy processing, lots of memory and patience…

UAV Mapping of Urban Areas

UAV Mapping of Urban Areas

Presentation of UAV Mapping of Urban Areas….. Interested in UAV mapping of urban areas?  Come and join the annual meeting of the Florida Region ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Ponte Vedra, Florida.  We (Walter and Oliver Volkmann of Micro Aerial Projects) will be presenting some of the urban geospatial products we recently produced in Albania for the World Bank. When: Friday August 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT Where: TPC Sawgrass Marriott,, 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard , Ponte…

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