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Top of the Crop: Pangaea 2017

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This entry is part 1 of 38 in the series Pangaea

As December closes its door, we look back at the year think about its highlights. As your Pangaea editor I examined the 2017 issues ranked by readership. Here’s the top three, why I think they were so popular, and the takeaways from each. Pangaea #190: Don’t Buy a Drone This headline was a bit of […]

Cool Gear at the Commercial UAV Expo: Part 1

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This entry is part 2 of 38 in the series Pangaea

The third Commercial UAV Expo brought together 2,000 professionals from 53 countries and every U.S. state, representing a wide array of industries, all in sunny Las Vegas where the October weather was quite agreeable. The event featured four keynotes, three plenaries, dozens of industry-specific presentations, offsite flying demonstrations, numerous networking events, and more than 150 […]

Mainstreaming Augmented Reality: No Headset Required, Part 1

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This entry is part 3 of 38 in the series Pangaea

Augmented reality technology is rapidly evolving into the mainstream; now you can employ and enjoy AR on your smartphone. Let’s start with Apple’s ARKit, a software developers’ kit (SDK) for augmented reality. Apps developed on this platform will work with all iPhones and iPads that use the A9 or A10 processor and are running iOS […]

Don’t Buy a Drone

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This entry is part 4 of 38 in the series Pangaea

Instead, invest in a fleet of drones. (Apologies for the clickbait headline!) While I was talking to a surveyor whose firm employs UAS in their work, he mentioned the different models of the craft they have. I interrupted him: “Just how many drones do you have?” “16” was the answer. This got me thinking about […]

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse!

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This entry is part 5 of 38 in the series Pangaea

In less than a month (August 21, to be precise) folks across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina, will be treated to a rare total solar eclipse. Here’s the Pangaea guide to watching this spectacular event. Safety first! Don’t even think about watching the eclipse without proper eye protection. Retailers have been busy […]

A Good Day with a Bad Elf

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This entry is part 6 of 38 in the series Pangaea

It was a beautiful early summer day, ideal weather to take a road trip to the Pike National Forest about an hour from my Eastern Colorado home. Pike National Forest comprises 1,106,604 acres southwest of Denver and is a frequent haunt of mine for camping, off-roading, and in past years dirt biking and ATV-ing. This […]