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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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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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Aerial Services’ Sizable System Upgrade

Recently, the Aerial Services’ IT team finished up a necessary system upgrade. This upgrade allows the Aerial Services’ network to move at a higher speed which in turn will provide services to our clients more efficiently and effectively. Our system was upgraded from a 1 Gbps network to a 10 Gbps network and new online storage was added which makes it 10x’s …

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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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