Tag Archives: uav

Embracing the Drone Revolution

Surveyor business models changing in the BVLOS era Over the past few months, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the drone industry, academia, and general aviation membership organizations such as AOPA (www.aopa.org) and NBAA (www.nbaa.org), has been able to advance the cause of uncrewed flights beyond visual line of sight of the operator (BVLOS). ...

UAVs and Living Data

Digital twins are becoming important data for buildings and infrastructure in cities, but a utility in Chile is twinning its power corridors and adding seemingly unrelated data to identify, predict, and avoid power outages. We live in an era of combining technologies. For the past few decades, we have witnessed the most impressive movement of...

xyHt Digital Magazine: May 2022

Like a good surveyor, xyHt’s May issue covers a lot of ground, bringing you stories about UAV/UAS, Lidar, Aerial Imagery and Mapping. As always, if you don’t have a subscription to our print edition, or if someone else in the office has snaffled your copy, don’t fret, here is the digital edition. Click here or on...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 04/29/2022

NSPS Joins Coalition Effort to Raise Concerns on GPS Interference with President Biden and Congress Association for Geographic Information Celebrates Return to In Person Events White House Wants to Counter the Use of Drones in the U.S. USGIF Announces New Scholarships and a New Working Group Focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Auterion Delivers New...

xyHt Weekly News Recap: 04/22/2022

Biden Administration Plays Up Billions for Rural Infrastructure AGI Welcomes Business Development Specialist Angela Arriaga Trimble and Infotech Expand Collaboration to Improve Inspection Efficiencies for Infrastructure CHC Navigation Introduces Airborne Lidar Series  Drone Nerds Displays Emerging Drone Technology Solutions at AUVSI XPONENTIAL NSPS Cosigns USGS Streamgages Letter PAR Government and BlackSky Deliver Near Real-Time Imagery Russia is...

Mapping the Surface of the Ocean?

It is crucial that we keep accurate maps of the ocean’s shorelines, but when my company got a request to map the ocean’s surface 50 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, my initial reaction was: Why? Isn’t the ocean just the ocean that far out? There aren’t any geographic features or elevation changes. It’s...