Pamela Nobles, PSM, PLS, SP, is president of Diversified Design & Drafting Services Inc. (3DS), a full-service land survey firm based in Tallahassee, Fla., that takes on projects mostly for design engineers working for state and local governments.
Markets for driverless cars, drones, mobile mapping and industrial solutions are growing and benefitting from LiDAR technology. LiDAR is also being used to meet a variety of needs in mining, geology, robotics, construction, telecom, agriculture and 3D modeling applications.
As we kick off the new year with a fresh start, let us make communication more of a priority than ever. All stakeholders have a point of view that is of value in advancing geospatial technology and solutions, but they can’t make a positive difference if they aren’t shared.
The gathering and use of geospatial information is critical to drone operators, who must have visibility of weather patterns, flight conditions and locations, as well as ground locations that relate to the flight.
Advances in architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) technologies typically come from technology providers instead of from practitioners, but regardless of where and when technological innovation occurs, it indelibly influences how AEC work is and will be done.
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?