Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

A Dam Good Mix

Above: A view of the Brighton Dam in Brookeville, Maryland, from one of the project’s UAVs. Combining UAVs and 3D computer vision can make infrastructure inspections cost-effective. More than 70% of the 90,000 dams scattered across the U.S. are, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), half a century old. The age of dams,...

Esri Partners with 3DR to Launch the ArcGIS Drone Collection

New Partnership Offers Users Best-in-Class Drone Data Capture and Analytics Solution on the Market   Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has partnered with 3DR, a leading US drone data company, to expand Esri’s current drone imagery offering, Drone2Map for ArcGIS, with an end-to-end enterprise drone data and analytics solution for Esri’s...

Rock, Paper, Drones

Above: Luck Stone flies one of their UAVs over their Bealeton quarry plant in Virginia. Luck Stone, a large mining and aggregates company, significantly improves their workflows and planning with UAVs and Delair’s UAV platform. In the mining and aggregates sector, half of your success is in the planning. Being prepared to have inventory available,...

Data Fusion

Robotics Above, On, and Underwater

Demo-ing Drones at UAS Colorado’s “Robotics on the Rez” Event In the September 10th issue of Pangaea we talked about Future Prepping: getting ready for the next generation of geospatial technology. I’d like to add another educational resource to that list: product demos. Product demonstrations are a great way to get a hands-on look at...

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Outstanding Geospatial Trends at INTERGEO 2019

INTERGEO, the world’s largest summit in positioning and geospatial tech, wrapped up last week in Stuttgart, Germany, proving that even after 25 years it still can be a great show. It’s the biggest geospatial event of the year where companies around the world showcase their current innovations for the industry, and the xyHt team was...

Mapping an Historic Internment Camp

Above: By using drone technology to digitally preserve and reconstruct sites like the Amache Internment Camp, researchers, survivors, and the general public gain a better understanding of an important part of history. UAVs help scholars digitally preserve and reconstruct (in AR) the Amache Internment Camp in Colorado. As national landmarks age, documenting their structures to...