Tag Archives: RIEGL

Assessing the Potential

UAS-based Topobathymetric Lidar Surveys Understanding stream channel and floodplain morphology is critical for a number of efforts—from hydraulic modeling and stream-restoration design to aquatic habitat assessment. These applications require description of conditions both inside the channels and in the adjacent riparian zones. Gathering these data has typically relied on individuals on the ground or in...

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Cool Gear at the Commercial UAV Expo: Part 1

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...

xyHt Weekly News Links: 9/29/17

Teledyne Optech and IGI announce new cooperative agreement and first product offering Hemisphere GNSS Debuts Next-Generation S321+ and C321+ GNSS Smart Antennas Septentrio unveils the new Altus NR3 at InterGEO GeoSLAM Launching Enhanced SLAM Software and Next Generation Mobile Scanner at InterGEO 2017 INTERGEO 2017 Berlin: Geo-IT-event officially opened Applanix Announces POSPac Cloud for Mobile Mapping...

Weekly xyHt News Links: 6/16/17

RIEGL has received the Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement Award at this year’s JALBTCX conference in Savannah, Georgia.  Record attendance for GEO Business 2017 Identified Technologies Aligns with DJI to Offer Best-in-class Commercial Drone Solution Survey and Mapping Company Partners with Leading Unmanned and Manned Flight Service Experts Aeroscout launches UAV helicopter for high-altitude flight Congress increases funding...

xyHt News Links: 3/3/17

Orbit GT and RIEGL strengthen data interoperability DJI Introduces M200 Series Drones Built For Enterprise Solutions Topcon announces enhanced integration of GT series total stations with Autodesk MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe, Creating Industry Leader in End-to-End Space Systems, Earth Imagery and Geospatial Solutions Crane Camera Site Surveying: An Alternative to UAVs?

This digital elevation model was created by aerial imagery using Autodesk ReCap 360.

UAS & The Combo that Opens Access

The most logical integration of technologies for surveyors is combining 3D laser scanning with UAVs. It’s no secret that many geospatial professionals are enamored with unmanned aerial systems (UAS). For many years, the pros and cons of deploying small UAS for mapping and surveying, along with their ongoing regulatory discussions, have been well researched and...