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

Commercial Satellites to Cover U.S. Weather Data Gap

By launching a constellation of commercial satellites equipped with GPS Radio Occultation (GPS-RO), a highly precise technique for collecting atmospheric soundings from space, PlanetiQ intends to bridge the gap in government-owned resources and ensure an uninterrupted stream of accurate weather and climate data. PlanetiQ President and Chief Executive Officer Anne Hale Miglarese has over 28 years of experience in the geospatial industry, in both the private sector and government agencies. GeoDataPoint asked Migliarese about the current situation and what to expect going forward.

Linda Duffy 05 June 2014

Watch UAVs Fly at Garden of the Gods; See Images in Autodesk ReCap

Autodesk partnered with 3D Robotics to fly UAVs at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colo. in April during SPAR International 2014. Images captured by the UAVs were processed using Autodesk ReCap 360. Watch the video and check out the resulting images.

Benita Mehta 05 June 2014