Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

State Licenses

ASPRS Engages States

Above: State Licensure Map – Authoritative Imagery ASPRS Launches New Initiative to Engage States as They Consider Regulating Photogrammetry under Existing Surveying Laws At the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s (ASPRS) November 2014 fall conference in Denver, Colorado, ASPRS announced its “Licensure Plan for the State Licensing of Photogrammetrists” initiative. ASPRS recognizes an immediate...

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Unmanned Systems

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Outlook 2015Above: This robot, the BoniRob, was developed for precision agriculture by Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences in Germany, led by Arno Ruckelshausen. Robots for Precision Agriculture, Weather Forecasting, Scientific Studies From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing...

The senseFly eBee Ag was the subject UAS in Advanced Aviation Solutions’ exemption for precision agriculture applications. Credit: senseFly.

Legal UAS

Until the final FAA rules are in place for UAS incorporation in national airspace, the Section 333 exemption petition process is the only way to legally fly UAS for commercial applications in the United States. In late 2014, Government Accounting Office (GAO) stated, “The consensus of opinion is the integration of unmanned systems will likely...

Port of Anchorage

The New Spacescape

Small satellites are changing who dominates the field of satellite remote sensing. Move over military and government policy and regulation. Make way for private companies and even the public.   There are big changes afoot in the satellite remote-sensing field: improved technology as well as regulatory shifts enabling the application of this technology (see “New Markets for Satellite...

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Aerial Mapping

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Outlook 2015Above: Fusion of data from multiple sensors is becoming a common request from geospatial users.  Here, a 10cm RGB image was fused with a classified lidar point cloud that was collected at 25 ppsm. The resultant data provides users with an enhanced ability to support...

Drones for Good

UAVs for the Whole World

UAVs are fundamentally changing our world. From use in conservation, humanitarian relief efforts, precision agriculture, and a myriad of other commercial applications, more people are realizing the benefits UAVs can bring for changing businesses for the better and saving and improving people’s lives. A growing diversity of markets and applications are creating substantial opportunities for...