Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Morgan aided engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center as they prepared for a series of nine drop tests of an Orion crew capsule model. Credit: NASA

Space Engineering in Training

This entry is part of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016Above: Morgan Ré aided engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center as they prepared for a series of nine drop tests of an Orion crew capsule model. Credit: NASA Think young people aren’t getting enough hands-on experience with geospatial looks and skills? Check out...

FAA Rule 107

Part 107 Goes Live: UAS Unchained (Mostly)

The FAA said that it would have its Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations ready by this summer, and by the second day of summer, it did. Rule 107 takes effect in late August and applies to unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting commercial operations. Let’s take a quick look at the...

Networking

Spatial Networking for Fun and Profit

This entry is part of 7 in the series PangaeaRecently I attended a UAV event in my area (watch for the July issue of xyHt for more) that got me thinking about the role of networking in our profession. Not RTK, CORS, or even WANs or LANs, but person-to-person networking. Networking for fun. Meeting new...

This digital elevation model was created by aerial imagery using Autodesk ReCap 360.

The Combo that Opens Access

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series xyHt in print, June 2016The most logical integration of technologies for surveyors is combining 3D laser scanning with UAVs. It’s no secret that many geospatial professionals are enamored with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). For many years, the pros and cons of deploying small UAS for...

This eBee Ag is outfitted with the Sequoia multispectral sensor.

From Academia to the Market

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: This eBee Ag is outfitted with the Sequoia multispectral sensor. An interview with senseFly’s Andrea Halter  Andrea Halter is a co-founder of senseFly, a Parrot company based in Switzerland that develops and produces aerial imaging drones for professional applications. Halter oversees...

CEO and founder Paul Doersch, a Stanford alum, explains Kespry’s unique rental/cloud arrangement.

Anatomy of a UAV Start-Up

This entry is part of 13 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: CEO and founder Paul Doersch, a Stanford alum, explains Kespry’s unique rental/cloud arrangement. Kespry offers much more than a bird’s eye view.  Take a computer scientist from Stanford University (who’s worked in Silicon Valley doing research for BMW on self-driving cars...