Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Embracing the Drone Revolution

Surveyor business models changing in the BVLOS era Over the past few months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the drone industry, academia, and general aviation membership organizations such as AOPA (www.aopa.org) and NBAA (www.nbaa.org), has been able to advance the cause of uncrewed flights beyond visual line of sight of the operator (BVLOS). ...

An Exemplary Real-Time GNSS Network

For more than 20 years, SWEPOS has consistently demonstrated the full potential of real-time GNSS networks Standing in the main control center of Sweden’s real time GNSS network (RTN) system, I feel like I could be standing in NASA Mission Control. A marvel of infrastructure created by Lantmäteriet, the country’s mapping agency, the center has...

Easing Post-Disaster Pain

High-resolution aerial imagery of the Colorado Marshall Fire burn area expedited insurance claim process. With a long career in emergency management, Richard Butgereit is well aware of the devastating impact of natural disasters; however, his normal role is monitoring the event from afar and facilitating the assistance needed afterward. On December 30, 2021, in suburban...

Woolpert Blends Methodology with Technology

What began as a four-person engineering and survey company in Ohio in 1911 has steadily evolved to become a full-service architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with more than 1,600 staff and 60 offices on four continents.  This fusion of AEG data breeds innovative products and solutions that address complex challenges worldwide, providing...

Providing Comprehensive Geospatial Solutions

Sanborn is a full-service geospatial company that has been in continuous operation since 1866. Today, Sanborn is an innovator in the modern geospatial industry, delivering state-of-the-art mapping, visualization, and 3D solutions for customers worldwide. Sanborn offers comprehensive geographic information solutions to city, county, regional, state, and federal government agencies, private companies, and international clients. Our...

UAVs and Living Data

Digital twins are becoming important data for buildings and infrastructure in cities, but a utility in Chile is twinning its power corridors and adding seemingly unrelated data to identify, predict, and avoid power outages. We live in an era of combining technologies. For the past few decades, we have witnessed the most impressive movement of...