Coastal Mapping Using Lidar

After seeing our newest drone and Lidar unit last Friday, I decided to do some more research. Lidar (Laser or Light Detection and Ranging), a remote sensing technique using light to collect topographic data about terrestrial landscapes is perfect for monitoring our chasing coastline. Components of Lidar include: laser scanner telescope …

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Newest Drone Tech

Directions magazine has updated readers about future trends, newest drone tech at CES 2016. Bill McNeil scoured the scene of 3800 exhibitors presented at CES in Las Vegas. Drone future technology is trending on going in a few different directions. Firstly the technology is becoming less expensive. Pilots will be able …

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Conservation Drones

Protection of the world’s natural resources for future generations to enjoy and study falls under the conservation category. Researchers can monitor the health of ecosystems by calculating the surface area, volume of vegetation, and other applications through a drone’s-eye view of conservation. The affordability of drones allows anyone to fly. Thermal imaging allows conservationists to …

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Entertainment Drones

The World Surf League showcases live surf events, athlete rankings, and videos from the worlds best surfers. World Surf League  The World Surf League used drones in Tahiti to enhance the viewer’s experience.  Drone footage in Tahiti. Previously surfers had to pay for a helicopter to get aerial photographs, now …

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