One platform in particular that developers are packaging their sensors into for better indoor data acquisition mobility is the backpack. Other moveable options like rolling carts or trolleys exist, but they tend to have difficulty with stairs and sloped surfaces.
I know that sensors are not a typical subject for columns in POB, but there are some big things happening with sensor technology that will directly impact everyone who uses geospatial imagery and data for aerial surveying and mapping. For many of you, sensors are a behind-the-scenes technology and you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about them.
Researchers at Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR), a joint venture between the University of Bergen (UiB) and Uni Research, have found a new method – using drones to map new oil reserves from the air.
Aerial Services, Inc. has become the first U.S. geospatial firm to purchase the ADS80 Airborne Digital Sensor, Leica Geosystems’ third generation state-of-the-art line sensor technology. This sensor is capable of numerous applications including orthophotos and 3D feature mapping.
In the April 2017 issue of POB, find out how 3D tools played a role in the renovation of the Institute of Civil Engineers headquarters in London. Also, POB releases the results of its 2017 3D Surveying Trends Study.