Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

The State of MAPPS

Rapidly moving forward in a pandemic and beyond It has been an exciting year in the MAPPS community! While much of the nation was somewhat idle, our MAPPS members were actively supporting our nation’s needs from our offices, at job sites, and remotely at our homes, fulfilling needs emanating from federal, state, and local government...

Looking Back

Using a single-beam laser to create a mapping profile in the Amazon jungle was a hint at aerial technologies to come

The Growing Use of Drones… In Crime Scene Investigation

With the sky darkening over an empty parking lot by the railroad tracks in Las Vegas, Nevada, the group of law enforcement professionals leaned in to hear Douglas Spotted Eagle, founder and director of educational programming at Sundance Media Group and a well-known industry figure, explain how drones would be used to capture the simulated...

Remote Sensing – It’s About the Safety

If you follow trends in industry that serve our profession, it is impossible to not see articles and advertisements about the use of remote sensing technology. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drones) tend to be the leaders of the pack for many reasons. However, there are several others, from stationary and mobile terrestrial lidar scanners and cameras,...