Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

CEO and founder Paul Doersch, a Stanford alum, explains Kespry’s unique rental/cloud arrangement.

Anatomy of a UAV Start-Up

This entry is part of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: CEO and founder Paul Doersch, a Stanford alum, explains Kespry’s unique rental/cloud arrangement. Kespry offers much more than a bird’s eye view.  Take a computer scientist from Stanford University (who’s worked in Silicon Valley doing research for BMW on self-driving cars...

The Barrier Islands off the Gulf Coast are threatened by coastal land loss.

Crossing the Barrier

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: The Barrier Islands off the Gulf Coast are threatened by coastal land loss.  A Louisiana university overcame a barrier facing scientific research of coastal land loss—with a UAS. “We are losing an acre of coastline every 30 minutes,” says Dr. Gary...

Aeryon SkyRanger with stabilized dual EO/IR high-resolution cameras.

Primed for Growth

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Aeryon epitomizes the current and coming uprising in UAS. The global UAS market (according to MarketsandMarkets) is set to grow at a 34.36% compound annual growth rate from 2015 to 2020, with UAS shipments to reach 3.8 million units in 2020....

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It’s Unstoppable and Headed Your Way

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series PangaeaFrom time to time I like to stop and think about the mission of Pangaea and explain that mission to you. My task is exposing you to new, emerging geospatial technologies. But why bother? Here’s a little analogy I thought of to help explain why...

An Altanvian employee tries out their newly redesigned Nova 7200.

The Practice of UAS

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Above: An Altanvian employee tries out their newly redesigned Nova 7200. Advice from a pro on introducing UAS into your practice. UAS are quickly transforming from cutting-edge to standard tools for geospatial mapping and surveying. How will your firm be competitive and...

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Distinguishing Features

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series xyHt in print May 2016Inside the unique design of the Falcon 8 I must confess a little bit of UAS fatigue. Among the flood of new UAS, it takes a bit of research to find distinguishing features. It does make sense at one level that...