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Drones Take Off, But Network Bandwidth Doesn’t

As unmanned aircraft use expands for a variety of business purposes, including surveying and geospatial projects, drone manufacturers want to add more capability to the drones, principally in the form of additional cameras and sensors that can gather even more data during flight. The catches are storage, bandwidth and data transmission latency. If you need to harness a growing tide of data in real time or near-real time, how can you obtain enough bandwidth to transmit such robust data streams?

Mary E. Shacklett
one month and 25 minutes ago

A Look at the senseFly Albris Drone

While at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016, we interviewed senseFly on their recently renamed Albris drone for automated mapping and inspection.

Valerie King
3 weeks and 3 days ago

PrecisionHawk and DJI Announce Strategic Partnership

PrecisionHawk and DJI announced a new partnership during AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016.

Valerie King
3 weeks and 3 days ago

Autel Robotics Displays X-Star Drones at XPONENTIAL 2016

Autel Robotics talks about its X-Star series of quadcopter drones at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016.

Valerie King
3 weeks and 3 days ago

Teledyne Optech Presents Lynx SG-S Mobile Survey System

Teledyne Optech talks about the Lynx SG-S mobile survey system at the inaugural TopoDOT User Conference.

Valerie King
3 weeks and 3 days ago

Near Earth Autonomy Drone Mapping Solution at XPONENTIAL 2016

At AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016, Near Earth Autonomy presented its hardware/software drone mapping solution.

Valerie King
3 weeks and 3 days ago

The New Riegl VZ-400i 3D Scanner

Riegl held a presentation at the 2016 TopoDOT User Conference and we asked about the new VZ-400i 3D scanner afterward.

Valerie King
3 weeks and 3 days ago

LiDAR Sensors Meet Florida Citrus

According to Tom McPeek, CEO and founder of AGERpoint Inc., a lot more can be done with geospatial technology to spread precision agriculture into a sub-market of farmers who grow permanent crops that develop on a tree, vine or bush as opposed to annuals that grow in a field, often low to the ground.

Valerie King
one month and one week ago

Geo Positions: Detecting Change Over Time With 3D Models

Upon obtaining a degree in geography from the University of Dusseldorf in Germany about 10 years ago, Sandra Bond came to the U.S. as an exchange student to write her thesis on the San Andreas fault. “Then I just ended up staying,” she says. Now, a decade later, she has worked her way up to the role of geographer and LiDAR analyst with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Valerie King
one month and one week ago