Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

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...

Empowering Utility Engineers to Make Informed Decisions

Aerial Services, Inc. (ASI) has been a leader in the geospatial industry for 55 years, offering turn-key solutions for lidar, orthoimagery, obliques, and geotagged 4k video supporting a multitude of applications, including above ground utilities. ASI provides rapid turnaround and high-quality mapping to assist utility engineers throughout the design, build, and inspection process. ASI’s utility...

Final Approach

The demise of a great mapping platform With the advent and adoption of new technologies, we are quick to forget about the old ways we used to do things. In the case of pocket calculators or disposable cameras is not relevant to reminisce about the past, but when the time comes to dispose of a...