Category Archives: Aerial/UAS

Digital Twins Concept in a World Ruled by GIS

Digital twins bring together elements of the geospatial professions, resulting in smart cities of the future The concept of digital twins is not new in manufacturing and mechanical processes that can be monitored and, if necessary, rectified. But what is a digital twin? A digital twin is a computer-generated exact replica of a physical object...

That Scan-Do Spirit

Preserving heritage sites and objects is a race against time and elements. But thanks to scanning technologies, experts are now more confident humanity’s cultural legacy can be saved. One of the most iconic and visited landmarks in the world is the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. So, it came as a shock on the evening of...

22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 19 of 22

Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day. Name: Drishti Valecha Company: Woolpert Current Position: Aviation Research Analyst Age: 28 Education: MS in...

22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 14 of 22

Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day. Name: Ethan Schreuder Company: Woolpert Current Position: Survey Technician, UAS Subject Matter Expert/Pilot Age: 29...

2022 and the Promise of Expanded UAV Operations

What needs to happen over the next 12 months for the promise of flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) to become a reality? Well, actually, quite a lot. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to relax the rules for unmanned aviation and the industry needs to prove that current technology, such as detect and...

22 Young Geospatial Professionals to Watch in 2022 – 10 of 22

Throughout January xyHt.com will feature the young geospatial professionals who are making a name for themselves in everything from surveying to geographic information systems. xyHt featured all of them in the January issue. Here we will spotlight one each day. Name:  Erica Lassen Company:  Aero-Graphics, Inc. Current Position:  Photogrammetry Manager Age:  28 Education:  B.S., Geology/Earth...