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Protecting Urban History

Maximizing the data collected from airborne lidar helps protect historic structures in older cities In Part I last month, we outlined the research performed in Dublin, Ireland, and Brooklyn, N.Y., using hyperspectral scanning to help old cities protect historically significant buildings during new construction projects. In Part II, NYU professor, Dr. Debra Laefer, explains how...

Autonomy Comes to UAVs

Trending tech has UAV software looking futuristic To a certain degree, autonomous operations are already baked into the current state of data collection (aka reality capture) software for UAVs. Pre-mission planning consists of using a map-based interface to highlight the area that needs to be mapped or inspected, the appropriate flight pattern and height (AGL)...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 09/10/2021

Hesai, LiDAR USA Reach Distribution Agreement Propeller Aero, Named 2021 Best Workplace for Innovators National Academies Proposes Team to Study FCC Ligado Decision NOAA Awards Tetra Tech $49 Million Coastal Geospatial Contract Velaris Connectivity Solution Unlocks Possibilities in UAV Industry GEOINT 2021 Symposium Oct. 5-8 in St. Louis Woolpert Acquires Optimal GEO to Augment Lidar,...

Thinking Ahead

From mapping catchments to inspecting dams, there’s a solid future for UAS technology at public utility companies like the Salt River Project in Arizona

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,...