Geospatial Highlights: NGA Seeks New Ideas; AUVSI President Says Drones Extensions of Humans

There's a lot happening this week: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is “unbolting its doors,” in the words of the Pentagon; BBC News talks to FARO about police capturing crimes scenes in 3D (there's a neat video!); AUVSI's president and CEO talks to MarketWatch about drone technology and what he hopes will sway lawmakers.

Benita Mehta 26 June 2014

GeoDataPoint is Looking for Bloggers!

GeoDataPoint is looking for bloggers of all types to contribute to our growing community. We're interested in thought leaders and experts in their field as well as those who have strong opinions on technology and current events in the geospatial realm.

Benita Mehta 26 June 2014

Indoor 3D Models for the Masses

Paracosm, a start-up technology company based in Florida, envisions far-reaching potential for 3D models based on LiDAR scanning performed with an easy-to-use handheld tablet. By designing a low cost scanner and developing software to process and share 3D data, Paracosm is expanding access to indoor space information for applications such as facilities management, asset management, architecture, volumetric analysis and space optimization.

Linda Duffy 19 June 2014

GeoLearn Explains UAS Legislation, Section 333

In an exclusive video, Joe Paiva of GeoLearn talks about where the FAA stands on UAS legislation and helps viewers understand its current status.

Joseph V.R. Paiva, PhD, PS, PE 12 June 2014

Geospatial Highlights: FAA OKs 1st Commercial Drone Use Over Land

This week, the Internet is abuzz over the FAA's approval of the first commercial drone use over land. The FAA has given approval for energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer AeroVironment to fly an AeroVironment Puma AE for aerial surveys in  Alaska—the first time the FAA has authorized a commercial UAS operation over land.

Benita Mehta 12 June 2014