Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Chris Trevillian

Product Manager at Trimble Navigation People have described Chris Trevillian as a “parachute guy” (you can parachute him into nearly any situation) and as a geospatial “Swiss army knife.” Coming to Trimble from a surveying background, Chris has held several challenging positions related particularly to new and disruptive technologies. For example, when Trimble jumped into the...

John Perry

CEO of Altavian, Inc. The boom is on: UAS companies are launched nearly daily for consumer and professional craft, so positioning a UAS firm as a serious player is no small task. Having been founded only in 2011, Altavian has risen to become one of the top providers of UAS for the U.S. government and...

Vijay Alagarraj

Vijay Alagarraj – Product Development Manager, Quantum Spatial Inc. – Georgia, USA Vijay started working for Quantum Spatial as a geospatial developer in 2009. As the company grew, he became technical lead and architect for the development group. Later he became product development manager and technical team manager across three continents and five time zones....

Steven L. Waslander

Steven L. Waslander – Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Director, Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (WAVELab) – Canada Robotics, UAS, autonomous vehicles—Steven L. Waslander has been working on these in academia, research, and practical levels long before most of us had discovered how cool they were. There is no “robo-cool” without the dedicated...

Chris McFadzean and colleague Lisa Irving with the Trimble UX5 UAS.

1,500+ Flights

Can an owner/operator sustain a thriving business using only UAS? It’s happening in New Zealand with orthophotography of farmland. After little more than four years in the orthophotographic business, Chris McFadzean, owner/operator of Epiphany Mapping in New Zealand, has logged more than 1,500 UAS flights. This makes him one of the most experienced UAS pilots...

Paul Doersch

Paul Doersch – CEO and Founder, Kespry – California, USA Kespry is a newly formed UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) business dedicated to delivering pragmatic uses for drones. The company was founded by computer engineer and Stanford graduate, Paul Doersch. Paul has a background working for BMW, researching everything from smart-phone integration to self-driving cars. He...