Surveying and Mapping with Fixed Wing UAS: A Fly-Off Between Leading UAS Providers

I just came across a great White Paper by Black Swift Technology that compares their Swift Trainer Fixed Wing UAS with the Sensefly Ecobee and the Trimble UX5.  Of course, it shows how well the Swift Trainer does compared to the others.  Shocker that their study shows it out pereforms the rest!  If you are interested in Fixed Wing UAS Technology you should read the comparison.

Here is a link to the White Paper:  Surveying and Mapping with Fixed Wing UAS: A Fly-Off Between Leading UAS Providers

ASPRS Technical Presentation February 17 at SLU

The Heartland Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will hold a technical meeting on February 17 at 4:30 PM at St. Louis University. Details are below:

Title: Better Data, Better Decisions: East-West Gateway’s Spatial Data Enhancement Initiatives

Abstract: East-West Gateway Council of Governments has invested in several datasets to improve geospatial analysis and planning efforts in the St. Louis region. This presentation will showcase investments in orthoimagery, detailed land cover mapping, and wetland mitigation/restoration potential. All of the data presented is available for anyone to use at no cost. Come learn about what we have, how we use it and how you can use it too!

Bio: Jennifer Reiman is the Manager of GIS Services at East-West Gateway Council of Governments, serving the St. Louis region of Missouri and Illinois. Ms. Reiman supports the transportation, environmental and community planning efforts of the Council by providing maps, database reports and spatial analysis services. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies & Regional Planning from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and has been at East-West Gateway since 2007.

Location: Des Peres Hall, Room 204, 3694 West Pine Mall, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Time: February 17, 4:30PM

Parking directions: LacLede Visitor parking http://www.slu.edu/parking-and-card-services-home/general-information/where-do-i-park/visitor-parking

VerticalGeo’s NE United States Vertical Obstruction Map

Here’s another map project VerticalGeo just finished. We verified and mapped all the vertical obstructions (primarily power pylons and substations) taller than 60 feet in the Northeast US. We found over 96,000 of them. It was tedious work, but we were able to contribute to the safety of flight for the aviation community. This map is a small section of Pennsylvania (near Eerie) that we completed a few months back.