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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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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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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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Aerial Services, Altavian & sUAS

Project information written by Jason Dolf, Flight Coordinator at Aerial Services. Aerial acquired geospatial data used for mapping, remote sensing, orthophotography, aerial enlargements, or GIS applications must be high quality, high resolution, and distortion free. Aerial Services’ five-decade reputation of acquiring such data is well known. Legally and safely deploying small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) …

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Just How Accurate is Your Drone?

Article Written by Mike Tully Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) continue to influence the profession of remote sensing and mapping like few things ever have. Advances in computer technology, global positioning, and miniaturization have conspired to remove considerable barriers to entry. Many new practitioners are buying drones and providing these services and data for the first time. Much (not …

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FAA Announces Proposed Rule for Commercial Use of sUAS

[spb_column width=”1/3″ el_position=”first”] [spb_single_image image=”6383″ image_size=”full” frame=”borderframe” intro_animation=”none” full_width=”yes” lightbox=”yes” link_target=”_self” caption=”NPRM Process” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [/spb_column] [spb_column width=”2/3″ el_position=”last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] We have waited years for this! The NPRM for sUAS (drones) has finally been released. The DOT’s FAA today proposed a framework of regulations called a Notice of Proposed Rule Making …

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The Drone, the Founding Fathers, and Your Vote

[spb_column width=”2/3″ el_position=”first”] [fullwidth_text alt_background=”none” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he internet was formerly heralded as an “unprecedented tool of liberation and democratization”. That internet … is dead! It was hijacked and is now a tool for the indiscriminate and global surveillance of you by the United States and much of the rest of the world. The …

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