Mike Tully

Mike Tully has been the President & CEO of Aerial Services, Inc. (Cedar Falls, IA) since 2002. He is a certified photogrammetrist, and has a B.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, a M.S. in Forestry Entomology from the University of Maine, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a certified GIS-Professional, techno-geek, and the head of "Getting Right Things Done Well" at Aerial Services. Mike is an innovator and thinker.

Implications of Drones on American Privacy and Freedom

[spb_boxed_content type=”coloured” box_link_target=”_self” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] This article was originally published September 15, 2016 [/spb_boxed_content] [spb_boxed_content type=”coloured” box_link_target=”_self” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), aka “drones”, are an amazing and capable new technology. We are witnesses to the beginning of a revolution and the introduction of disruptive technology that will …

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Principles of Remote Sensing and Mapping Using Drones

[spb_gallery gallery_id=”14434″ display_type=”slider” columns=”5″ fullwidth=”no” gutters=”yes” image_size=”full” slider_transition=”slide” show_thumbs=”yes” autoplay=”yes” show_captions=”yes” enable_lightbox=”yes” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_boxed_content type=”coloured” box_link_target=”_self” padding_vertical=”0″ padding_horizontal=”0″ width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Since the FAA Part 107 rules were released, the future of UAS commercial data collection is looking up. Although the size of the UAS market under Part 107 is a mere fraction …

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Q&A: Remote Sensing & Mapping Drones

How are surveying and mapping benefiting from drone technology today? Drone technology has eliminated most of the barriers to entry to remote sensing and mapping. Aerial Services is celebrating our 50th year (ASI history) in this profession, and we,  like our competitors, are accustomed to thinking about using multi-hundred-thousand-dollar aircraft and million-dollar sensors to produce …

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Drones … There I said it!

(This article was originally published in 2014 online for POB Magazine. It has been revised for republication here in October 2017.)   Drones. Drones. Drones. There! I said it. DRONES! As a member of the geospatial community, I’m not to use this word.  It’s “bad”. It arouses terrible images in people’s mind. Supposedly, when folks …

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Press Release: USGS Awards Aerial Services

Press Release: USGS Awards Aerial Services a GPSC Contract to Support 3DEP Aerial Services, Inc., (ASI) a veteran-owned small business, geospatial services firm has been awarded an U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geospatial Product and Service Contract  (GPSC). The GPSC 3 contract is a 5-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a total contract ceiling …

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Dronepedia: Drone Education

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] By Admir, pharmacist by profession and hobby dronist by passion. He runs a review/news website on drones – Dronepedia. You can find him on Twitter  @derAdmir. Aerial Services has the permission from the author to post this article.  [/spb_text_block] [blank_spacer height=”30px” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_text_block title=”What Kind of Options Are There …

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