Bentley Systems – Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer Uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and pedestrian simulationfor rail and transit stations EXTON, Pa. – May 13, 2019 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the general availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the design, […]

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UAS Support for the Transportation Sector : Pre-Construction to Geohazard

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UAS Support for the Transportation Sector From Pre-Construction Surveys to Geohazard Analysis Join geospatial industry veteran Brian Soliday, Juniper Unmanned’s Chief Revenue Officer on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM MDT for a 30-minute webinar focused on how to seamlessly integrate Juniper Unmanned’s UAS technology and processes into your workflows through their enablement services.   Juniper Unmanned’s mission is to […]

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Plainfield Recreation Road Erosion and Gully Alternatives Lidar Analysis

The Plainfield Recreation Road project required careful planning and implementation of  drone lidar to collect the required 3D map data. INTRODUCTION With the increased need for real-time results in today’s world, on-foot inspection is not always the best approach for collecting site characterization data. This particular project involves a very dense area with lots of aerial cover, making it hard […]

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sentient blue – Governor Cuomo Announces $1 Million Grand Prize Winner of GENIUS NY

Sentient Blue Wins GENIUS NY $1 Million Grand Prize; Four Other Finalists Receive $500,000 Investments as Part of $3 Million Awarded to Innovative Companies that will Now Operate in Syracuse $15 Million Invested Over Three Rounds of Competition GENIUS NY Program Builds on Progress of CNY Rising – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor […]

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USING UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TO MAP INSTALLATION ASSETS MAXIMIZES EFFICIENCY VICKSBURG, Miss. (Feb. 26, 2018)–Jenny Laird, Thommy Berry, Kenneth Matheson, Elizabeth Lord and Robby Boyd, all of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory, utilized unmanned aircraft systems to conduct an infrastructure inventory and assessment of the ERDC-Vicksburg installation, part of a collaborative effort with ERDC’s Directorate […]

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BVLOS Drone Flights Improve Operational Economics

photo of drone BVLOS are The Missing Element

The number one issue holding back the drone industry is the inability, in general to fly beyond visual line of sight – BVLOS.  The following is an excerpt from The Economics of BVLOS, a whitepaper—written in partnership with Skylogic Research—that compares traditional inspection methods with VLOS and BVLOS drone operations on the basis of cost, safety, data quality, and time-to-value. […]

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NYPA to Integrate Lidar into its Drone Safety Program

The New York Power Authority – NYPA has received a $125,000 grant from the American Public Power Association (APPA) Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Development (DEED) program to research and integrate light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology into its existing in‑house Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program for vegetation management inspections along NYPA’s transmission lines. UAS, more commonly referred to as […]

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Delair Teams With Trimble Business Center on PPK

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TOULOUSE, France – January 16, 2019 – Delair, a leading supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced interoperability of high-precision data acquired from the Delair UX11 drone with version 5.0 of the Trimble Business Center software. The integration enables geospatial professionals to simply drag and drop Delair UX11 PPK ( post-processed kinematic capabilities) data directly into Trimble Business Center projects. […]

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Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural Survey Results

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Energy Drone Coalition Releases Inaugural “Drones in the Energy Industry” Benchmark Survey Results This first study precisely details how drones in the energy industry are a powerful tool with massive room for growth still ahead.  Houston, Texas, December 17, 2018 – The Energy Drone Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy, and DRONEII.COM are pleased to announce the release of their joint report, “Drones in the Energy Industry.”  This […]

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President at Skyward Makes Drone Predictions for 2019

Mariah Scott, President at Skyward, a Verizon company is leading a team that is focused on helping enterprises realize the enormous potential of drones. Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT (Internet of Things) services in high-growth markets, Verizon purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon […]

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ENergy drone and robotics Summit Registration is Open

Registration is officially OPEN for the 2019 Energy Drone and Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in The Woodlands, TX. This is the largest event in the world focused on Industrial UAVs, Robotics & AI Technology for Energy & Engineering. The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics […]

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Unmanned Autonomous Systems Division Web Meeting

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The Unmanned-Autonomous-Systems-Division (UASD) serves the ASPRS members as a resource for mapping standards and industry insights. The UASD includes unmanned autonomous systems (broadly defined, including robotics) and related technologies, including platforms, sensors, communications, algorithms, and derived information, among others. Calling all UAS and Photogrammetry Gurus! The UAS Division (UASD) and Photogrammetric Applications Division are hosting a web meeting on Thursday, […]

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TRB 2019 – The Center of the Transportation Universe

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting – TRB 2019 will be held January 13–17, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. Autonomous vehicles and lidar are certain to be a major topic of discussion. The meeting program will […]

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senseFly and IN-FLIGHT Data Join Forces for Drone Project in Calgary

senseFly and IN-FLIGHT Data join forces for groundbreaking urban Beyond Visual-Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) drone project in Calgary As the first BVLOS UAS operation permitted in a major North American city, the goal of the project was to demonstrate that BVLOS RPAS flights can be conducted safely and efficiently. Calgary, Canada / Cheseaux, Switzerland, October 25, 2018 — IN-FLIGHT Data, one of […]

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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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Rolling Shutter Effect Important in UAV Photogrammetry

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Many are not aware that photographs taken with a UAV are subject to the rolling shutter effect. (Be sure to watch the video at the end for great visual explanation.) The main disadvantage of UAV photogrammetry is that it uses non-metric cameras. These cameras have low-quality movable lenses, a small focal length, and most have a CMOS sensor with an […]

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Embry-Riddle Offers Advanced sUAS Inspection Operations Course

Register Before August 3 and Save – Visit www.expouav.com  LAS VEGAS, NV, July 31, 2018— Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus, in conjunction with Commercial UAV Expo 2018, will offer a pre-event workshop, sUAS Advanced Inspection Operations Course, at the conference on Monday, October 1 at The Westgate in Las Vegas, Nev.  This in-depth workshop will extend knowledge from beyond Part […]

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Altavian Awarded US Army TUAS Contract

Altavian, Inc., a U.S. based Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing firm, today announces the award of a $250MM Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with the US Army. Under the Program Executive Office Aviation, Products Office for Tactical Unmanned Aircraft (TUAS), Altavian will be supporting the largest small UAS program in the world. The US Army Family of Systems, […]

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