We have been doing a lot of experimenting with various airplane and camera configurations for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). We are very interested in the effect of camera quality on metric analysis. Our current experiments (see Figure 1) revolve around overall camera speed and synchronization. Read more...
The small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) business is very appealing. For less than US $20,000, you can outfit a complete system for collecting aerial imagery and processing the data into an array of high quality mapping product. But who will roll out these new low cost mapping systems? Will it be the major airborne acquisition companies? Will it be quarry owners, land developers, coal fired power plants? Or will it be professional land surveyors? Read more...