Capturing Drone Data Using Lidar Technology
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by Maude Pelletier, M.Sc. - CEO at MVT Geo-Solutions Inc.
2y ago
Maude Pelletier was a geomorphologist working in the Yukon territories studying permafrost, generating precise high-resolution aerial images using photogrammetry to get elevation models and more. She tells the story of encountering the first lidar payloads for drones, and realizing how it could make a significant impact to her work. This led to founding a company that created new innovations in drone lidar technology.  In this interview, Maude  describes elements of lidar technology, compares and contrasts lidar with photogrammetry, discusses strategies for creating point clouds, and ..read more
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How Drones are Being Used in Agriculture
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by Kirk Floyd,
2y ago
In 2017, Kirk Floyd combined his RC helicopter skills and a passion for horticulture and arboriculture to create a business within the emerging commercial drone market. In addition to those industries, he also has extensive drone operator experience in movies, media, commercials and as an inspection pilot. Additionally, he is currently working on drone research with the University of Maryland. In this interview, Kirk shares some great stories from the field, and how he used his ingenuity for on-location problem solving during drone missions to ensure their success ..read more
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Advancing the Drone Industry Through Government Partnerships
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by David Heath, PA Drone Association
2y ago
David Heath turned a background in aviation into a career that connects the drone industry with public policy. As a founding member of the PA Drone Association, he regularly advocates for policies, regulations, and new initiatives to enable the drone industry to not only grow, but to benefit the public good. In addition to providing the drone community with access to government programs, he also helps legislators better understand the dynamics and nature of the drone business. He's also worked with state and local governments to create more opportunities in the industry, as well as helping th ..read more
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What's Hot In Drone Thermography
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by Jason San Souci
2y ago
GIS Scientist and Level 3 Thermographer Jason San Souci takes us on an in-depth exploration of both the art and science of thermography. He walks through the three levels, and uses some great examples of how to combine measurements with experience to get the best outcomes. He also shares some great stories about his time in an Afghanistan combat zone, chimpanzee habitat mapping with Jane Goodall, neurodiversity in the drone industry, the potential positive impact of BVLOS, and much more ..read more
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The Value of Storytelling in the Drone Industry
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by Danielle Gagne, Chief Storyteller, Volatus Aerospace
2y ago
Danielle Gagne talks about her new role as Chief Storyteller at Volatus Aerospace. She will be focusing on distilling drone industry developments and technical information into content that is understandable and usable by all. Danielle leverages her experience working at Commercial UAV News to connect with key players in the drone industry, determine where value is being created, and identify trends for the future ..read more
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Increasing Female Participation in the Drone Industry
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by Sharon Rossmark, CEO, Women and Drones
2y ago
An entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast, Sharon founded Women and Drones, which is dedicated to driving excellence in the UAS/AAM industry. She shares how the organization empowers women to connect, collaborate and make global business connections. Sharon also discusses their new alliance, the “ConnexiCore Mentor Program – in Collaboration with Women and Drones”. The goal is to develop the business, technical and operational skill sets of newly-trained female drone pilots across North America ..read more
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Drone Services for Channel Sales Leaders
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by David Burgeson
2y ago
Overview We discuss how the system integrator reseller community is finding new business opportunities with UAV drone solutions. Our guest is David Burgeson, CEO of Renaissance Systems, Inc. and exclusive distributor of ConnexiCore drone services to the Master Agent Channel. With over 30 years of channel experience, David shares stories and offers insight to other technology channel sales leaders about the capabilities and powerful information drone services can provide to their own customers. “My job is to deliver an exceptional client experience, both for the reseller community of the dr ..read more
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Advocacy and Education in the Drone Industry
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by Dawn Zoldi, CEO, P3 Consulting
2y ago
Dawn Zoldi of P3 Tech Consulting explains her journey from JAG lawyer for the U.S. Air Force to creating policies on domestic use of military drones in the U.S. national airspace. After winning the Woman to Watch and UAS Global award, she was inspired to create her company, P3 Tech Consulting. Dawn discusses that her primary focus is on education and advocacy about the drone industry, and offers insight on how today’s trends are impacting business ..read more
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Combining Drone Datasets For Construction Engineering Deliverables
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by Scott Northrop
3y ago
Overview Our guest, Scott Northrop of Drone Tech Imaging, works with construction companies and engineers to gather various drone generated datasets to help them analyze and manage their projects. After starting a drone business a few years ago, Scott started to explore what might be possible beyond just images and videos. After working closely with a family member that owned an engineering firm, he realized the incredible value that drones can provide to the construction and engineering workflow. Leveraging his background in software and technology, Scott innovated ground-breaking techniques ..read more
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How Veterans Are Finding New Opportunities In The Drone Industry
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by Tanner Harris, Founder, Blue Nose Aerial Imaging
3y ago
Our guest is Tanner Harris, President of Blue Nose Aerial Imaging, a Navy veteran and former airline pilot who not only started his own drone services business, but is committed to creating opportunities for others to start and run their own successful drone businesses, especially veterans. Tanner walks through how he helps people set up their business, streamline their operations, and create a customer base. He also stresses the value of networking, both for business development, and also within the drone industry to stay current on the latest trends and products ..read more
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