Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Located to Mobilize Anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Midwest Aerial Photography is growing to meet our customers’ needs. Celebrating 32 years in business this year, we are capable of deploying a highly-skilled airborne data collection crew equipped with industry leading digital acquisition technology to any location in the United States and much of Canada on short notice. We take pride in our ability to...

Blowing in a New Direction

A new market is emerging for aerial mappers as investment in renewable energy grows Public and private utilities are focused on diversifying their energy portfolios after years of research and testing have improved the efficiency and reliability of alternative power generation methods. Support for the development of clean-energy options has never been stronger, creating an...

Trust Your Position with Applanix

For nearly 30 years, Applanix, A Trimble company, has offered complete and customized mobile mapping solutions while championing the technology revolution that allows pinpoint positioning in any condition. Applanix is the standard for organizations that depend on accuracy and quality, and value experienced partners. Our turnkey and OEM GNSS-Inertial solutions are designed for pinpoint accuracy,...

When a Drone Just Can’t Do It

There is a growing ebb in the tide of UAS adoption for aerial surveying, mapping, and remote sensing—finding the right balance between manned and unmanned aerial operations Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), or just plain old “drones”—call them whatever you wish—have had a tremendous impact on geospatial industries.   A decade ago,...

Sanborn Relies on Vexcel Osprey Systems

Sanborn Relies on Vexcel Osprey Systems to Meet Growing Demands for Oblique Imagery In response to growing demand for oblique aerial imagery in the vegetation management, tax assessment, and 3D GIS markets, the Sanborn Map Company purchased two Vexcel UltraCam Osprey systems to better serve those applications. The Colorado Springs company replaced its existing oblique...

Surveying, Drones, and Danger

Experts say drones carry the promise of keeping the electrical grid safe amid increasingly intense storms The greater number and intensity of severe storms in the United States has communities rethinking their infrastructure. They’re making streets and parking lots permeable to absorb excess rainfall and rebuilding natural watershed features that help prevent floods.  With the...