Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Trimble Takes Flight with New Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System

Latest Addition to UAS Portfolio Makes Working in Tight Spaces Easy Trimble  announced the ZX5 Multirotor Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a new aerial imaging and workflow solution that captures and processes geo-referenced photo and video data for mapping, agriculture and inspection applications. The Trimble® ZX5 complements the UAS portfolio with the ability to reach smaller,...

Trimble was the first UAS manufacturer to receive an FAA Section 333 exemption. Pictured here is Trimble’s UX5.

How FAA Exemptions Work for Commercial Operation of sUAS

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series xyHt in print August 2015How They Work for Commercial Operation of sUAS On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which proposes to enact part 107 of the Code of Federal Regulations.  Specifically, the rulemaking proposes operating requirements...

MABEL on Proteus

Locata Positioning at Langley Research Center

Locata Positioning will Underpin Future Unmanned Aerial System Research at NASA’s Famed Langley Research Center Locata Corporation announced that NASA plans to install a Locata network (LocataNet) as the core positioning technology for safety-critical unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research at its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. NASA Langley is tasked with performing rigorous and...

Simulated flood conditions created using the terrain model and the software, Quick Terrain Modeler.

GIS-Ready sUAS

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series xyHt in print, June 2015Producing GIS-ready 2D and 3D products to support decisions in transportation. Transportation planners and engineers have often made use of remotely sensed data such as overhead imagery and lidar for mapping, measuring, and monitoring transportation networks.  However, despite its utility, remote...

A representative from The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief operates a UAV.

Robots to the Rescue

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series xyHt in print May 2015Above: A representative from The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief operates a UAV. The potential for unmanned vehicles conducting search and rescue is proven in Southeastern Europe. Editor’s note: In our January issue we highlighted ways unmanned aerial vehicles are being...

EagleView roof and wall reports are derived from Pictometry’s library of oblique georeferenced images of each structure from multiple perspectives.

EagleView

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series xyHt in print May 2015The practical side of on-demand aerial image analytics, with an interview of CEO and president Chris Barrow. A contractor showed up at my house to give an estimate for a long overdue roof replacement. He hadn’t pulled out a ladder, so...