GeoDataPoint sits down with Optech founder Dr. Allan Carswell to discuss technological advances over the past 40 years as well as what to expect in the future at Optech's headquarters in Ontario. Optech celebrated the company's 40th anniversary this year with an Open House and UAV Day in July at their headquarters.
Benita Mehta 14 August 2014
This week, national media are all over the latest trend: Drones as wedding photographers. Also a tourist crashes a drone at Yellowstone National Park, and more.
Benita Mehta 07 August 2014
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 31 July 2014
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 31 July 2014
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.