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Vertical Images: From Film Making to Inspection, and Why the Future of Drones Doesn’t Lie in Flying

Successful drone entrepreneur Petr Lněnička went from award-winning filmmaker to drone inspection leader in his native Czech Republic. Here he lays out 3 pieces of advice and explains why for him, the transition seemed logical, and why he believes the future…

Infrastructure Outlook: How UAV Surveying Can Improve Land-Development Projects

February 14, 2017 - in Articles, Column

By Dustin Price, L.S. A successful development project begins with an accurate land survey, which is why it’s critical for organizations to capitalize…

EarthCam Merges Webcams and Drones to Create a New Geospatial Jobsite Model

June 3, 2016 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Business and IT leaders in architecture, engineering and construction are in San Francisco to discuss the future of construction…

State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data and Cut Costs

WASHINGTON - A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative drone technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and save money. According to a March 2016 survey by the American Association of State Highway…

CTDOT to Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (UAV) for Bridge Inspection

December 8, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

As part of the CTDOT's ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and to assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015,  the CTDOT will utilize an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited…

Autodesk Invests in Skycatch to Evolve Construction Technology

November 11, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Sensors

Skycatch has announced a new relationship with Autodesk, a leader in design and engineering software for the manufacturing, building, and media & entertainment industries. For more than 30 years, Autodesk has invested in the company's $25M series b round,…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

October 21, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The task force will be composed…

Leica Geosystems Selects Bentley’s Acute3D Reality Modeling Software to Further Enhance Its Airborne Imaging Solutions

October 8, 2015 - in Uncategorized

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 7, 2015—Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that Leica Geosystems will incorporate Bentley’s Acute3D reality modeling software into…

NM Group and Pulse Partner on UAV LiDAR Inspection Services for Electrical Power Utilities

Oct. 1, 2015—NM Group (Network Mapping, Inc), a leading data capture, analytics and engineering services provider to electrical utilities, today announced a collaboration with Pulse (Pulse Aerospace, LLC). Pulse Aerospace is the premier developer of helicopter…

Infrastructure Outlook: What’s New in Reality Capture?

August 2, 2015 - in Column

New reality-capture technologies are gaining ground as firms realize that the flexibility offered by new tools can improve designs, reduce clashes and eliminate expensive site rework. Construction companies now use reality capture to monitor building projects…