Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery of the Hoover Dam at 2.8" GSD.

Converging Worlds Data, Imagery, and the Pipes Below

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series March 2017Above: Hydromax USA data (sewer and gas) is combined with Nearmap imagery and Esri software, improving analysis and resource deployment. A data-collection company transforms its services with clear, streaming imagery. By Nicholas Duggan, FRGS, Cgeog (GIS) When you get new aerial imagery, the first...

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series PangaeaIt’s difficult to open a magazine or look at a news site on the internet and not run across the “robots are going to take your job” theme. So, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on the subject, and I’ve come up with some...

Drone in flight

How to Prepare for Oops in UAV Management

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series March 2017Insurance Coverage for UAVs in 2017 It’s inevitable. If you own a UAV, chances are that you will experience a (hopefully only minor, but potentially major) type of accident-related claim involving that UAV due to human or technical error or to weather. Having been...

UAV Sand Dunes

UAS Survey of the Great Sand Dunes

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series PangaeaThe Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is located in South Central Colorado and contains the tallest dunes in North America, spread across 30 square miles. It is an amazing destination, one that I first visited when I was 18 years old and have...

The underside of a bridge, Phil Quattrito from Flickr

Markets for Geospatial 2017: Part 2, Infrastructure

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series PangaeaPresident Trump’s plan for investing in America’s infrastructure calls for $1 trillion in spending over the next ten years. The specifics of the plan are still a work-in-progress, but with largely bipartisan support, chances are that there will be a big push on infrastructure projects...

Surveyors Wanted

Pangaea Looks Back at 2016

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series PangaeaUndoubtedly, for me the most notable event of 2016 (in the geospatial world) was the FAA’s Rule 107 allowing sUAS to be used in the NAS for commercial work. No more Section 333 exemptions. (Well, for merely flying, anyway; if you want to go beyond...