Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

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UAVs Planting Trees

This entry is part of 30 in the series Pangaea… And What That Means for Next-gen Drones Honestly, I don’t pay much attention to unusual uses of UAVs; I focus on geospatial applications. However, after reading the news about a company using UAVs to plant trees, perhaps I should. Let’s take a look at the...

Steven Lewis, Trish Ortega, Paul Clements, Claudio Padres of RCFC & WCD; Sebastien Borghini of Microdrones; Dan McMahon of Allen Instruments

Drones & Surveying Flood Zones

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series August 2017In Juniper Flats, CA, county land surveyors use UAS to save tax dollars and project times and to improve public safety. Photo above: Steven Lewis, Trish Ortega, Paul Clements, Claudio Padres of RCFC & WCD; Sebastien Borghini of Microdrones; Dan McMahon of Allen Instruments....

IPN students doing field work for a class at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in February, 2012. Credit: Roberto Garcia.

Photogrammetric Engineering at The National Polytechnic Institute

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series August 2017A profile of their surveying and photogrammetric engineering program  Featured image: IPN students doing field work for a class at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in February, 2012. Credit: Roberto Garcia. The Superior School of Engineering and Architecture, Ticomán Unit, is located in the...

eBee UAV fleet

Don’t Buy a Drone

This entry is part 1 of 30 in the series PangaeaInstead, invest in a fleet of drones. (Apologies for the clickbait headline!) While I was talking to a surveyor whose firm employs UAS in their work, he mentioned the different models of the craft they have. I interrupted him: “Just how many drones do you...

Eclipse Background, NASA

Night in the Afternoon: A US Solar Eclipse

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series August 2017What you need to know about the 2017 solar eclipse The upcoming solar eclipse will leave a 70-mile-wide trail of darkness across the United States on August 21, 2017 (see the map of the eclipse path on pages 44-45). This will be a once-in-a-lifetime...

Mapping Rwanda: Surges Forward in UAS Mapping Use

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series June 2017From cadastral to precision agriculture to humanitarian aid, UAS are making a big difference while mapping Rwanda. (Above: Course participants examine an orthomosaic in Pix4Dmapper during software training.) After Rwanda made waves in the news early last year for allegedly being the first country to...