UAS Best Practices: Before You Buy

“I wish I had known then what I know now” might be a familiar sentiment after a newly purchased piece of equipment or software does not live up to everyone’s expectations. Even if you do your homework before making an important purchase, there will always be surprises that can derail the intended plan. So before jumping on the unmanned aerial system (UAS) bandwagon, there are several significant factors to take into consideration that will improve the probability of success.

Linda Duffy
6 months and 2 weeks ago

MAPPS Winter Conference

Visual Intelligence Leads Winners in MAPPS Geospatial Product and Services Excellence Awards

Visual Intelligence took the big prize last week at the 8th annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards ceremony in Alexandria, Va. The geospatial company won the Grand Award with their patented new method for coupling sensors into a single housing. Visual Intelligence's iOne SRK allows for reconfiguration of the sensors to meet the unique Geospatial demands of their clients. The ceremony took place at the 2014 Geospatial and Engineering International Marketing Conference on Sept. 25.

Benita Mehta
6 months and 3 weeks ago

New Version of Microsurvey STAR*NET Gets High Marks for Improved Functionality

For most surveying projects, speed, efficiency and accuracy of measurements are paramount. Since time truly is money in the surveying business, the goal is to reduce random error inherent in survey measurements.

Robert Galvin
6 months and 3 weeks ago

Experience Augmented Reality with RIEGL RiALITY

In March 2014, a mobile app named RiALITY was released by RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems for viewing and navigating LiDAR point clouds on an iPad with the added functionality of augmented reality for projecting point clouds into the real world. Over the past six months, there has been enthusiastic feedback from users and an expectation for future development.

Linda Duffy
6 months and 4 weeks ago

Leverage the Trend for Teaming into New Revenue Streams

Teaming arrangements between county, state and federal partners have become commonplace as a funding mechanism for orthoimagery and LiDAR projects throughout the U.S. Municipalities, councils of governments (COG) and private companies are also taking part by contributing money for buy-ups to get higher resolution and better accuracy over specific areas of interest.

Linda Duffy
7 months and 5 days ago

UAVs Solve Environmental Mapping Issues

As global commerce expands, developing countries with emerging economies become destinations for goods—and as global warming disrupts weather patterns, catastrophic events like tsunamis and floods become more impactful.

Mary Shacklett
7 months and one week ago