Tag Archives: drones

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 06/02/23

Seabed 2030 and NORBIT Oceans to Accelerate Global Ocean Mapping  Phase One Launches iXM-SP150 Space-Hardened Camera at GEOINT  CartoVista Unveils Latest in GIS Web Mapping Platforms  USGIF Announces Three New Scholarships Sponsored by St. Louis Organizations  NOAA Hires Woolpert for Hydrographic Survey, Bathymetric Data in Nome, Alaska  Commercial Drone Alliance and Commercial UAV Expo Announce...

A Decade of Uncrewed Photogrammetry

Some might have had a peek at photogrammetry drones before 2013, but for me 2023 marks a decade since I first laid eyes on an uncrewed aircraft that “claimed” to do what I had been doing for years in bigger, more stable airplanes in the joyful company of pilots, copilots, camera operators, and navigators.  In...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 05/19/2023

New Ways to Use Drones for Inspections and Quality Control AEM Hall of Fame Seeks to Break More New Ground HawkEye 360 Begins Manufacturing of Satellite Clusters Under Space Flight Laboratory’s Flex Production Program Drone Nerds Will Feature Thought Leaders for ElevateUAV Summit National Geodetic Survey’s Special NGS DAY at FIG Working Week 2023 NV5...

Autonomous Drone Mapping

How interior spaces like mines are being scanned and imaged by a drone that works without a pilot or connectivity.  There is a scene in the Ridley Scott-directed 2012 sci-fi thriller “Prometheus” where a deep space exploration crew lands on a planet and discovers an underground labyrinth. They lob a levitating orb down a tunnel,...

The Advantages of “Built Here”

There are reasons other than policy and security to consider domestically produced drones.  Yes, when it comes to the drone market there is an almost “default” choice. Having established dominance, it further benefits from price by volume. And then they can invest more in R&D from the increased profits—if they choose to and do not...

From Nadir to Oblique

Spic-and-Span Bridges  Inspecting the world’s iconic bridges is becoming a UAV job  When it was time last year to inspect the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the steel arc structure that spans the harbor of Australia’s capital, authorities Down Under turned to the latest technology available: drones.   “The sky’s the limit when it comes to this technology....