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Analyzing Swath Coverage in LP360
August 09, 2016

In this article, we will present some methods for analyzing data from various acquisition scenarios to validate if the collection matches the intended flight plan.

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Liberalizing Drone Flights - FAA Part 107
July 08, 2016

New regulations for commercial small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS or "drones") will take effect in the United States on August 27, 2016. These new rules, referred to as Part 107, contain a real gem that not many folks are discussing. In fact, I think it may be the most important rule of the entire Part 107.

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Creating Island Breaklines in LP360
June 30, 2016

The following workflow and accompanying video describes the suggested workflow for digitizing breaklines around islands within LP360.

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Best Practices for Minimizing Errors during GNSS Data Collection
June 14, 2016

This video from NOAA's video library covers best practices for reducing errors in the areas of: 1. location and environment, 2. equipment setup and 3. observation times and accuracy checks.

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What are Geodetic Datums?
June 14, 2016

In this video from NOAA's video library they explain the basic concepts behind geodetic datums, where they are used, and why it is important to know about and use the correct datums.

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Creating Stockpile Footprints in LP360 for sUAS
June 08, 2016

One of the great features in Lp360 for sUAS are tools to automatically create the footprint ("toe") of a stockpile and to optionally classify overhead points so that they are excluded from subsequent processing (such as cross sections or volumetric computations).

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Topographic Monitoring using LP360
June 01, 2016

Using drone (sUAS) collected photogrammetry which are then turned into a point cloud for assessment in LP360 Ignacio Zapico Alonso (Departamento de Geodinámica, UCM, e Instituto de Geociencias, CSIC-UCM), Anonio Molina Jurado (Universidad de Alcalá) and David Gutiérrez Torres (DGDrone) discuss Topographic monitoring at the restoration of the Somolinos quarry.

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GPS Time Converter Utility
May 24, 2016

There is a GPS Time Converter Utility in GeoCue that can be used to convert between different times. The utility can be used independent of GeoCue or it can be added directly into the program.

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RMSE and Minimum Contour Interval
May 19, 2016

Learn how RMSE and the minimum Contour Interval are related.

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Coordinate System Utility
May 16, 2016

This article provides a description of the Coordinate System Utility in LP360 that allows you to define horizontal and vertical coordinate systems and output PRJ files.

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AirGon Happenings: May 2016
May 12, 2016

Our President/ CTO discusses the latest happenings with AirGon, LLC, our sUAS subsidiary, as of May 2016 in this article.

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Nominal Pulse Spacing (NPS)
March 21, 2016

In the LIDAR industry the generally accepted definition for Nominal Pulse Spacing (NPS) is the one detailed in the USGS base LIDAR Specification. That is the spacing between points in the collection when in reference to single instrument, single swath, first return only LIDAR point data.

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Your Business Model, not Ours!
March 08, 2016

In this article, our President/CTO discusses drone mapping business models and our plan to seek the business model that makes the most sense for the customers, not for us.

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Control Versus Check Points
February 11, 2016

This article compares control points and check points.

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Top 10 Considerations for Selecting a Drone Mapping Services Vendor
February 04, 2016

We provide a checklist in this article to help you select a qualified company to outsource your drone mapping services to.

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