Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

xyHt Weekly News Links 7/17/2020

*Click here to visit xyHt’s Virtual Trade Show* Congress Moves Against FCC’s Ligado Decision Bad Elf Flex™ Adopts the Hemisphere Phantom™ Module Honeywell Refines Navigation Revealing the World from Satellites Common Ground Alliance Launches New Expo    

Satellite imagery of Dura Europos, Syria, an important archaeological site, shows the scale and extent of ISIS-led looting. The image (dark blue river) from April 2009 shows little impact compared to the image (light blue river) from April 2015 that shows pockmarked evidence of digging throughout the site.

Antiquities Trafficking and the Surveyor: How Mapping is Keeping History Public

Conflicts around the world are often funded by the sale of drugs, guns, diamonds, ivory, and antiquities. Often these cultural relics stolen from home countries are purchased unwittingly abroad. One organization is hard at work to alert buyers and the art market about this growing problem, using maps to broadcast the stories of missing artifacts....

Ground Control Points as a Service?

Ground control points for aerial, satellite, and UAS imaging and remote sensing projects, large and small, can be downloaded on-demand—what a service! We look at an example service, and link to an upcoming webinar of the subject. With cameras pointed at Earth from hundreds of cubesats and tens of thousands of UAVs, in addition to...

An Aerial/Satellite/UAS Image “Swap Meet”?

Australian firm Soar has been growing an interactive portal that is like a sophisticated Dropbox-eBay-Google Earth mashup where you can buy multi-platform imagery and maps from global and local resources. And, on Soar, you can post your own aerial and UAS images for resale. They’ve just added access to imagery from the SuperView satellites—50cm resolution...

Looking up into the belly of a Cessna 206 airplane. The aerial photography camera is looking down through the hole.

New Heights: Aerial Photography, Aerial Data

A Louisiana company upgrades its aerial photography camera hoping its business will soar Featured image: Looking up into the belly of a Cessna 206 airplane. The camera is looking down through the hole. Infrastructure like bridges (this one in Tampa, Florida), airports and oil and gas pipelines require regular aerial mapping for maintenance, installation and...

Launching the Future (of AEC)

Derek Baxter answers on how high-precision UAS mapping enables workflows for the future We’re coming up on nearly a decade of professional and pro-sumer small UAS applications for AEC and other industries. You’ll find a UAS in the toolboxes of many surveying, construction, and engineering teams, which do not give a second thought to launching...