Multi-Rotor vs. Fixed Wing UAV Platforms: Considerations for Evaluating Capabilities and Limitations

Using the correct equipment is critical to the success of any project. UAV projects are no different, knowing how to select the best tool for each specific application is fundamental to efficient data collection. We use both multi-rotor and fixed wing UAV equipment, depending on project goals and constraints. Below are some considerations for selecting […]

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Change Your Point of View With Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the art, science, and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and the environment through processes of recording, measuring, and interpreting photographic images and patterns of recorded radiant electromagnetic energy and other phenomena (Wolf and Dewitt, 2000; McGlone, 2004). How does Photogrammetry work? Triangulation is the basis on which all photogrammetry is […]

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Why “Drone” Is a Dirty Word: The Difference Between Drones and Professional UAV Equipment

Common terms and abbreviations: UAV = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sUAS = small Unmanned Aircraft System (less than 55lbs) RTK = Real Time Kinematic, high accuracy gnss positioning using local controls for correction and validation. GNSS = Global Navigation Satellite System(GPS-United States, BeiDou-China, Galileo-Europe, GLONASS-Russia) Photogrammetry = science and technology of making measurements using photographs. This […]

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