Michael Doherty recently spoke with GeoDataPoint at InterDrone 2015 about Qelzal's new highly-sensitive camera designed to help commercial drones detect obstacles and avoid collisions.
The point of a water well is, of course, to produce water, so the objective is always to place it in a spot where the aquifer is plentiful. With that in mind, an aquifer mapping project is being worked out in Sioux Falls, S.D., to paint a comprehensive picture of what lies below in the Big Sioux Aquifer. Over the course of four days in October, a cylindrical sensor was flown about 30 meters above the section of the aquifer that Sioux Falls has water rights to. It collected raw data about the physical characteristics of the subsurface, which will be handed over to USGS to process further into a comprehensive groundwater model for the city to refer to.
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The RIEGL VMQ-450 is a compact single scanner mapping system that works for a variety of mobile mapping applications.
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The numbers of incoming data sources are exponentially multiplying. In the future, the data being plugged into transportation GIS systems might originate from a moving vehicle on an interstate, a digital data collection point at a major traffic intersection, and even from the mobile devices of motorists. The GIS system could give the information a referential matrix for decisioning, monitoring and tracking.
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Imagine a center for all things drone, where every aspect of the unmanned aircraft industry can work in creative harmony inventing, manufacturing, supplying and accessorizing UAS. Add to that already hot spot an actual airport for the systems, with the experience and infrastructure in place to test the products and ultimately launch them for commercial purposes. To many in the geospatial field, that probably sounds totally ideal but next to impossible with the commercialization of UAS still in the beginning stages, slowly progressing towards true organization and definition. It isn’t at all far-fetched, though. It’s coming together right now in the state of North Dakota, a state renowned for its friendly relationship with drone development.
2 months and 2 weeks ago
For Anthony Calamito, solutions architect at Boundless, tinkering with geospatial tools and exploring new ways they can be used to help solve real-world problems is a lifestyle. He’s full of creative juices, and goes to work every day with a mission to find and share the “art of the possible” with regard to the technology Boundless has on hand. In a recent blog post, he conveyed how georeferencing could play a role in solving the mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Boeing 777 went off the radar March 8, 2014, making international news and exposing the world to the limitations of aircraft tracking.
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Forest management is a complex practice that involves the evaluation of forest stands, underlying ground cover, soil, the contours of the land itself and land survey mapping information. The centerpiece to forest management has always been the forest cruise. Increasingly, however, more forest management is being performed with the help of LiDAR technology.