Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS): The Peoples’ Technology

Varied Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) user communities are forming at a rapid pace. Many UAS users and prospects are bound by their geographies of responsibilities, geographies of interest (see Figure 1) or geographies of observation. UAS, as a Peoples’ technology, provides user communities with an emancipating opportunity to control and apply geospatial collection technology without third party dependencies and in ways never before available. We’re now free to roam in our personal…

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How-to Video: WMS and Express Server

Web Map Services (WMS) are incredibly valuable methods to provide analysts and other users with up-to-date image and map data over the internet directly into GIS Desktop applications such as ArcGIS and QGIS. WMS are flexible, scalable and can even be encrypted using https to provide an extra level of security when transmitting sensitive data. LizardTech’s Express Server is the fastest way to serve out MrSID raster and LiDAR data in both high and…

As UAS Technology Evolves, MrSID Playing a Key Role

In case you’ve somehow missed the news, the mapping business is undergoing one of its biggest disruptions since Landsat thanks to the proliferation of those little unmanned airplanes and helicopters that are probably flying over your house right now. Depending on who you ask, there are literally hundreds of legitimate commercial companies building and selling those products around the world. The mapping sector of the geospatial industry isn’t the only…

So you bought a UAV. Now what?

That was the title of a recent workshop in Centennial, CO. We are very excited to have been a part of this collaborative workshop on UAVs with the following great companies and organizations: Aerial Data Systems CompassData CompassTools Denver University The workshop started off with a discussion of hardware, including the benefits of fixed-wing and hexacopter UAV designs. Because fixed-wing designs are generally favored for the purpose of collecting aerial imagery, CompassData…