Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, as captured by nearmap.

Mapping as a Service

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series xyHt in print, January 2016Fueled by the convergence of cloud computing, digital automation, and internet distribution, subscription mapping creates new opportunities. Subscription aerial mapping sets out to rid the industry of its dated legacies. One in particular is the commissioning of aerial mapping projects. The...

Ray O'Connor

The Long Drive

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series xyHt in print, January 2016Topcon Positioning Systems’ president and CEO Ray O’Connor talks about automation, integrated solutions, smart phones, golf, and the coming era of continuous representation of reality.  The occasion of our conversation with Ray O’Connor was a visit to the headquarters of Topcon...

Eva-Maria Unger

Outlook 2016: 40 Under 40

In this annual issue focused on the future, we offer “40 under 40″ (or “40<40″): a collection of profiles of motivated and noteworthy young professionals under 40 years of age. It is our wish that these profiles will honor those who work tirelessly to promote geospatial fields and to provide inspiration for young people considering...

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Top of the Crop: Best of Pangaea 2015

This entry is part of 1 in the series PangaeaAs we end the year 2015, it’s interesting and informative to look back and see what you, our readers, found most interesting. Using metrics gleaned from our newsletter platform, I picked the top five issues: Surprising UAS Section 333 Exemptions UAS continue to be a hot...

Jeremiah Johnson

This entry is part 32 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Flight Test Engineer at 3D Robotics Just as test pilots for manned aircraft need to have the “right stuff,” so do UAS pilots. Jeremiah Johnson, surveyor and pilot, got his start at a surveying company in Texas where he wrote tools for the QC...

Andrea Halter

This entry is part 29 of 40 in the series Outlook 2016Co-founder and Head of Marketing and Sales at SenseFly The meteoric rise of senseFly in the international UAS market was no accident; as the person in charge of senseFly’s commercial activities, Andrea Halter oversees the company’s marketing and sales teams. Born in Germany, she’s...