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The challenge and intrigue associated with the hunt for buried treasure is ingrained in our culture thanks to Indiana Jones, Lara Croft, and Jack Sparrow. I buried one and left a map behind. This is its story.
My three brothers and I have enjoyed backpacking together for 30 years in the many majestic Wilderness Areas in the western U.S. Being together has always been important to us. We come from a large family with a tradition of annual family reunions in central Illinois, The Flatlands. In 1996 while sitting way out in the Weminuche Wilderness in southern Colorado, we discussed how to encourage our young children to love the outdoors and each other as we did. We considered it tragic if they didn’t grow up to enjoy each other and the impressive Wilderness Areas as we had. Read More
In this three part series featured by Sensors & Systems, Aerial Services’ President & CEO Mike Tully addresses a variety of topics concerning the future with unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
- Current holdup in UAS regulation in the USA
- Potential economic implications of UAS
- Expected UAS waves of adoption
- UAS in light of Amara’s Law
- and More! Read More
When in need of quality aerial photography, everyone wants to know how much it will cost. Unfortunately, this question depends on a number of variables. These variables include location, quality, weather, resolution, delivery time, and post-processing. Is there a way to get the best of both worlds? Read More
There has been considerable debate recently on the future of film and digital images in photogrammetry. While film images will still be acquired by some organization in the near future, the issue is more likely when, rather than if will the digital technology lead to the demise of the small but currently essential aerial film industry. Given the apparent advantages of digital over film aerial images and the expected reduction in cost of digital cameras in the future, there is a growing acceptance of digital camera technology for aerial photography. Read More
Is it legitimate for a service provider to promise better accuracy than manufacturer specifications? Or, are service providers overselling their LiDAR services by promising high vertical accuracies? The short answer is “Yes”, it is possible to exceed these specifications, and “No” service providers may not be overselling their services by promising such accuracies. However, the answer is easily over-simplified and it is not a simple “yes”. Read More
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