Search and Rescue Drones to Find Lost Forest Hikers

Search and Rescue drones to use autonomous car tech to find lost forest hikers  Drones are already being used by the emergency services to help locate missing people. But in forests the densely packed trees can interfere with the drones’ GPS connection, making their performance unreliable. In a bid to fix this, a group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute […]

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Commercial UAV Expo Concludes with 2,350 in Attendance

Commercial UAV Expo Concludes with 2,350 in Attendance and More Exhibitors than any other Drone Event  LAS VEGAS, NV, October 5, 2018 — Commercial UAV Expo closed its annual conference and expo yesterday with 2,350 professionals in vertical industries including DOTs & infrastructure, construction, large installation assets, mining and aggregates, precision agriculture, process power & utilities, public safety and surveying […]

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Stereo Mapping From Drones – Cardinal Systems’ VR Mapping Software

Stereo Mapping From Drones – Cardinal Systems’ VR Mapping Software Cardinal Systems has added tools to the Vr Mapping Software for efficient mapping from UAS imagery.  Stereo is more versatile for vector extraction than Imagery-Derived Point Clouds (IDPC) or DSM.   IDPC miss above-ground features like power lines, signs, and drip lines.  They also round break lines and edges like fences, curbs and […]

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World Campus remote sensing certificate helps GIS professionals use drone data

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Drones are suddenly everywhere — gathering crop data, monitoring air pollution, helping with search-and-rescue missions and even taking “drone selfies.” But the increase of data collection by drones, as well as by manned aircraft and satellites with advanced digital sensors, creates a need for experts who can interpret and apply the rapidly expanding data and images […]

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