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 […]
Winding down the year is a good time to reflect on the changes, applications, and direction of the small Unmanned Aerial Systems in the mapping industry. This has been another year of rapid and dramatic changes in the drone world. Waivers and authorizations are still big topics. Drone for delivery is creeping into the picture […]
“You get to play with drones all day?! That sounds fun! I want your job!” If you are in any subset of the drone industry, you have more than likely heard this at trade shows, conferences, Thanksgiving dinner, or while checking out at Trader Joe’s. (Occasionally the friendly chit-chat actually goes beyond “Oh, good choice! […]
Managers, planners, developers, and security contractors at colleges and universities all over the country are turning to GIS and UAV data collection technology to assist in enabling situational awareness and providing an accurate digital base. Planning and managing a college campus, airport, even a tourist resort is very similar to managing the assets of a […]
The UAV Approach – A Valuable Tool Supporting Accurate Data Collection for the Construction Industry
The GEO Jobe UAV team has been busy collecting data for clients in a number of industries, including projects for clients in utilities, local government, facilities, campus planning, and construction. Some of these projects involve working up 3D and point cloud data to perform analysis in 3D to create accurate, high resolution models and conduct […]
GEO Jobe’s UAV Services Group launched about 2 years ago, expanding our professional services offerings in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight planning, data analysis, and aerial mapping. The UAV Group provides orthophoto planimetric mapping products, rectified mosaics, digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), and 3D models as well as UAV data hosting & image […]
The UAV Services Group here at GEO Jobe has been pretty active the past year. Yes, indeed! To put into perspective just how much aerial mapping and data collection they’ve done, imagine this: if you stretched the area covered from all the photos captured into one big job, they would have mapped a straight corridor […]
Something of interest to industry and professionals involved in UAV, drone, and aerial mapping technologies – LAANC (pronounced lance). From the FAA, simply put, LAANC provides #drone pilots quicker access to the #airspace, which results in #safer operations.
GEO Jobe UAV has come across several instances of confusion around and about FAA Part 107 UAV regulations, restrictions and requirements. This is not a legal opinion by any stretch of the imagination. Rather, it is licensed pilot’s explanation and understanding of several areas of the Part 107 regulations and how they apply to commercial […]
UAV Services Group Shares Our Experience with the Trimble® Catalyst™ software and GNSS receiver service
Recently, our UAV Services Group had the opportunity to trial some mobile mapping technology from Trimble and share the findings via a user review. The technology we selected was the new Trimble® Catalyst™ software and GNSS receiver service, which is designed to provide highly accurate positioning data into a smartphone or tablet.