Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States in October 2012, leaving death and destruction in its wake. According to a report by the National Hurricane Center, Sandy led to at least 147 deaths and caused more than $50 billion in damage.
Buckle up. Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are ready to take off for the surveying and geospatial professions.
At the AUVSI’s Unmanned System’s conference this summer, manufacturers taxied around the exhibition floor with the newest technology. On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, investors—such as former Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson—are fueling up startups. In Washington, the FAA and other government agencies are navigating policy and privacy issues.
One of the favorite tropes in thrillers and war movies is “The Display.” Political leaders, nuclear power plant operators, spies or law enforcement personnel gather around a screen, tabletop display or hologram, and all the information they could possibly desire—troop movements, rainfall patterns, power station locations, roadblocks—is perfectly displayed in a way that is immediately apprehensible by even the meanest intelligence.
Elkhart General Hospital in northern Indiana completed construction of a new wing less than 10 years ago, but already another addition is in the works. Opened in 2005, the three-story west wing of the 100-year-old structure gave the hospital a much-needed centralization of its oncology services and an expansion of its birthing center.