Flying the DJI Mavic Pro

We have been flying our DJI Mavic Pro UAS for a month and we really love it.  The video is very nice and clear and the still photos are wonderful.  Included in this post is a video we took at O’Fallon’s St Ellen Mine Park last month.

We are still learning how to use the Mavic, but it is an incredible UAS.  This UAS is very revolutionary in its workflow and integrated systems.

AAAE Airfields Geospatial Conference

Exhibiting at the AAAE Airport Geospatial Technologies Conference in Reno this week.  Meeting lots of great geospatial professionals all focused on airfields.  Only 5 exhibitors here, so a good opportunity to stand out.

VerticalGeo’s Booth at the Airfields Geospatial Conference

VerticalGeo at the Missouri GIS Conference

Last week we exhibited at the Missouri GIS Conference.  We brought our large DJI S1000 Spreadwings UAS with the FLIR Thermal Camera attached to show conference attendees what you can learn from thermal imagery.  We had a great time at the conference and met lots of wonderful people.  We will see you again next time!

Bethany manning the VerticalGeo booth
VerticalGeo’s DJI S1000 Spreadwings with attached FLIR Duo Thermal Camera

 

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 2015 Story Map

Here is VerticalGeo’s 2015 Story Map. This map contains an overview of the major projects we worked on for 2015. When people ask what you do sometimes a maps speaks a thousand words. Please feel welcome to share this:

You can also access this Story Map using this link.