Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

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Teaching Roots and Research at the University of the Philippines

One of Southeast Asia’s oldest surveying schools is promoting the use of geospatial technologies and thriving in the digital age. When Louie Balicanta walks inside the high-ceilinged corridors of Malcolm Hall on his way to teach land surveying, he knows how much responsibility rests on his shoulders. Not only is he an assistant professor at...

Adam Zweig

The Many Facets (and Faces) of Surveying

Surveyors have traditionally done a variety of essential and interesting work—and they continue to do so. We’ve asked surveyors from various work disciplines what inspires them. To get an idea of where we are going, it’s important to stop and take a look at where we have been. This rings especially true for those of...

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Another Curveball: Coronavirus and Geospatial

Out of the blue, we’re facing another curveball. The current global concern (COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus) was generally not anticipated, and the situation changes daily. It was hoped that, by the time this is published, the situation would have calmed dramatically—but sadly it has taken a turn for the worse. Thus far disruptions have only...

Hi-Target staff

What Is Hi-Target?

A prominent manufacturer of surveying hardware and software in its own domestic market, Hi-Target is looking towards a broader future in the global geospatial sector. A familiar story: a startup rose rapidly in the Asian infrastructure and development boom to capture top status for certain surveying and mapping products in their domestic market—a market larger...

From Down Under to the Skies Over North America

As aerial firms evolve and expand to provide imaging as a service (IaaS), the next step is 3D data services.  A prominent Australian aerial services company, with success in the 3D data market, is eyeing an expansion into North America. Aerometrex Pty Ltd.—not affiliated with Aero-Metrics or Aerometrics—is a prominent aerial imaging, remote sensing, 3D...

The Cost of Compliance: FAA’s NPRM Remote ID: Part Two

Due to a scheduling issue, the January 21st issue of Pangaea (including part one of this series) was published only online. Here’s the link to part one. In part one of this series, we looked at the basics of the FAA’s Remote ID (RID) plan as outlined in its notice of proposed rule-making (NPRM). Now...