What is a VTOL Drone

Vertical Take Off and Landing Drones VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) and HTOL (horizontal take-off and landing) are the two primary ways for aircrafts to produce lift, often incorporated in helicopters and airplanes respectively. In the world of UAS (unmanned aircraft systems), VTOL is more recognized as the default and most preferred method of lift […]

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From Drones to Flying Cars

Personal Aircrafts: A Realistic Future During this age of technology, Drone (UAS) systems are familiar across most developed countries. Drones have become a more familiar tool and are even accessible at the local tech store. They are extremely common now, and are regularly used for photography, film, and mapping. However, recent developments are proving that […]

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Drones in Architecture

Drones in architecture is becoming increasingly valuable. Architects are using drones to give a better perspective to building projects. Here in this example is Urban Rigger with the latest in affordable student housing. These are floating neighborhood…

Drone traffic guidelines

Drone Traffic Guidelines

Drone and UAS Traffic Management With increased UAS activity, it is important to think about safety in the skies. NASA began its research into UAS traffic management system operations (UTM) to enable low altitude civilian aircraft flight, as well as commercial surveillance. Currently there is no established guidelines for drone traffic, but NASA predicts that […]

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How New Mexico companies use drones to cut costs and increase efficiency

How New Mexico companies use drones to cut costs and increase efficiency

Humans have long been the go-to source of plotting land for things like construction sites. But drone technology is quickly changing that. Charles Grimm, president of Albuquerque-based companies Outdoor Robotics and Grimmster Technologies, said one use for drones reigns supreme. “Essentially mapping is … really where most of the R.O.I. [return on investment] is with […]

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Lidar vs Photogrammetry – Is one better than the other?

What is LiDAR? LiDAR is short for “Light Detection and Ranging” and is a sensor that uses pulses of light (non- visible wavelengths at about 1550 nm and 1064 nm) to determine the distance between the sensor and the object. These pulses are sent out rapidly (up to about 150.000 pulses per second) and “bounce” […]

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Big List of Photogrammetry Software for 3D Modeling

When it comes to Photogrammetry software, there are lots of options. Here is our BIG LIST telling what these different programs can do. But you will probably want to try them out for yourself. Regard 3D What it can do: Meshing, Point Clouds Import Types: Photo Export Types: Mesh, Point clouds Operating Systems: Windows, Mac […]

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Aerial Video

This article shows the contrast from the aerial photos in the previous post to video with and with out audio. Photos are great and be quite creative but they are static. With video and video/audio you get a chance to tell a story and even entertain your audience. First we show the video sans the […]

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Aerial Photography

What is the real value of real estate aerial images and video marketing? We lived in this small beach town for many years and found that while most people get used to their surroundings you can get an entirely different perspective when you look at a place from a different view point. These are a […]

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4 Ways Drones are helping Engineers in Construction

Drones are gaining momentum in the engineering world with capabilities that enable better and more accurate data for civil engineers and workers in the field. This article explores some of the ways drones can be helpful in road engineering. 1. Ground mapping For a road designer (transport engineer) any new project starts by digging into […]

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