Remote Sensing

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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Where’s the Ground?

Mike Tully recently had an article published on ASPRS called “Where’s the Ground”. This article discusses the drone mapping revolution that has cut loose flying for non-specialists. Anyone can perform remote sensing and mapping that previously was possible only using specialized knowledge and gear. Considered together, this explosion of remote sensing and mapping technology will ignite …

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More Than Just a Poster: ASI Wins MAPPS Excellence Award

After a few weeks of brainstorming, reviews and edits of rough drafts, and plenty of caffeine, our creative and motivated marketers created a poster to describe a remote sensing project that ASI worked on with Farm Nutrients. This poster was entered into the MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards competition for projects of 2015. Aerial Services’ poster came away as …

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Is Your Drone Near-sighted?

Written by: Mike Tully Aerial photography is awesome. A near-sighted drone that is unable to clearly see distant objects is a bummer. The utility of drone photography is directly related to whether important details are discernable in the imagery. The “resolving power” of your drone (a “flying camera system”) is a key consideration. It is …

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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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UPDATED for 2015: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Database Available for Download

[spb_column width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] New & Improved for 2015 Aerial Services completed this market survey of existing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in September 2012 and has been updating it continuously to document the fast changing market. It contains nearly 150 different models of small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) sensors and photogrammetric software …

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Drones – Mapping the Future

[spb_column width=”2/3″ el_position=”first”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] The clip at which Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are maturing is rapid. Drones are the most important, most disruptive new technology in many decades especially for remote sensing and mapping. The FAA estimated just last year that there could be 30,000 Drones in the skies by …

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