Geospatial Highlights: Drone No-Fly Zone Maps, 3D Selfies

This week's most fascinating find is "Don't Fly Drones Here," an interactive map by open-source mapping tool MapBox that highlights off-limit zones for UAV owners in the United States and Canada based on local regulations — including areas with airports, military bases and national parks

Benita Mehta
about 4 months and 3 weeks ago

PhD Student Using GIS, LiDAR Focuses on Coastal Geology

Christopher Maike is working towards his PhD with a focus on coastal geology and engineering at the University of Delaware. Maike discusses the technology he uses in his research, including GIS, LiDAR, mapping and aerial photography.

Melanie Krouse
about 4 months and 3 weeks ago

LiDAR Expanding Role in Industrial Automation, Tracking

The LiDAR market is projected to grow to $551.26 million by 2018, with heavy penetration in industrial and commercial sectors. This is broad-based expansion for a technology that began in the early 1960s, when its use was strictly limited to government and military applications.

Mary Shacklett
about 4 months and 4 weeks ago

Geospatial Highlights: FAA OKs Drones to Monitor Wildfires

This week, we begin with a return to drones and wildfires as the Federal Aviation Administration for the first time approves the use of drones to monitor Washington wildfires. Also of interest: the best drone photography of the year; MIT researchers create LiDAR system for photographers; 3D app for iPad; Obama unveils 3D mapping initiative; and more.

Benita Mehta
5 months and 3 days ago

University Researches Driverless Vehicles with Sensor, Mapping Technology

The University of Michigan is becoming a leader in the development of automated and networked vehicles. The university in Ann Arbor, Michigan has launched multiple experiments incorporating sensors and mapping technology as part of their effort to advance driverless vehicle research.

Melanie Krouse
about 5 months and 4 days ago

Geospatial Highlights: The Drone PR Problem; Fighting Wildfires with LiDAR

This week, national media outlets have been talking about everything from drones to LiDAR to cloud-based mapping to driverless cars. Time magazine has some polarizing commentary exploring the public perception of "good drones" vs. "bad drones."

Benita Mehta
5 months and one week ago