Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

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...

Phantom 2 on a photography mission

MAPPS Comments on Developing Best Practices for Use of UAS

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has called for comments on UAS and privacy; their request is here:NTIA seeks comment on the process for developing best practices for commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems MAPPS has filed its comments, which you can find below: Formed in 1982, MAPPS (www.mapps.org) is the only...

John Heiser, a senior environmental research engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) collects solar data at the Long Island Solar Farm—a 200-acre, 32 MW facility located on the BNL campus.

Maximizing the Sun

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series xyHt in print April 2015Solar energy grows in part due to aerial imaging and surveying. Solar power is booming in the United States. “Every three weeks,” President Obama said in his 2015 State of the Union address, “we bring online as much solar power as...