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Orbit GT to showcase new UAS Mapping product at UAS Expo, Las Vegas Topcon announces rotary-wing UAS Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to Unveil Restored Mason-Dixon Instrument Denver, FAA Partner on Drone Safety LizardTech Publishes Industry Survey Results on Raster Imagery and LiDAR Data Challenges Inuitive announces NU3000 based reference...

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Recreating the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps with Open Data

The holy grail for many (UK) map users is the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale “Explorer” map. Not only are they easy to read due to the fantastic cartography used, but they also have information which is hard to source such as public rights of way, National Trust & Woodland Trust...

In the early 1990s our attempts to eliminate ground control were by establishing a fixed base at the airport and a rover on the plane. Using post-processing software, we were able to add precise coordinates to each photograph.

We Are Aviators First

This entry is part 6 of 3 in the series xyHt in print October 2015With UAS, surveyors are becoming aviators. As we adopt new technology, we should heed old advice. I flew my first photogrammetric mission in the early 1980s while I was completing my geodesy degree during tumultuous times...