WWD Podcast Episode #17 – Dr. Gregory Crutsinger from Scholar Farms

Published May 27, 2018

Our guest is Dr. Gregory Crutsinger, who is the Founder of Scholar Farms!  It was great to chat with Gregory, who is an ecologist that has combined his interest and knowledge of plant science with the world of remote sensing and unmanned aircraft systems.  Following his tenure as an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, he has had the chance to work ...

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New to Mapping with Drones? 7 Areas to Focus on for Success

Published on May 1, 2018 | Last updated on May 9, 2018

There are many drone users out there that have some experience with photo and video capture, but haven’t conducted many mapping missions with their UAVs. If you are just starting to explore how you can create quality maps with your drone’s data, or you are looking for extra tips, then this post is for you.  Below is a list of ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 15: Chris Fleming at Cyberhawk Innovations

Published April 4, 2018

Our guest is Chris Fleming, who is the CEO with Cyberhawk Innovations!  Chris has a extensive background in the oil and gas industry, including inspection services on offshore oil platforms.  His work has taken him all over the world, and he has now put his expertise to work with Cyberhawk, a world ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 14: Steve Rhode with the Wake Forest Fire Department

Published March 22, 2018

Our guest is Steve Rhode, who is the Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department!  Steve has an interesting and varied background in addition to his UAV Pilot role with the fire department. He is also a photojournalist serving many news organizations in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and he runs ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 13: Mauricio Ortiz at Aeromao

Published March 2, 2018

Our guest is Mauricio Ortiz, who is the Owner of Aeromao!  As a Canadian leader in fixed-wing UAV manufacturing, they have exported to more than 45 countries in less than 4 years! The biggest standout features for these drones is the long flight time, ability to carry multiple sensors, and the affordability ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 12: Bill Gaylord at AirData

Published January 30, 2018

Our guest is Bill Gaylord, who is a President and CEO at AirData UAV!  Formerly called HealthyDrones, AirData provides UAV pilots and fleet operators with innovative flight data analytics for preventive maintenance, regulatory reporting, general aircraft health, and flight performance.  I started using AirData’s cloud ...

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A Map of Drone-Related Violations in Canada

Published on December 18, 2017

For every legitimate drone operator out there, there is an equal number that are not playing by the rules here in Canada.  Even some people with good intentions find themselves in illegal territory by misunderstanding the Transport Canada rules, which can be convoluted at times.  I came upon Transport Canada’s corporate and non-corporate offender’s data, and I included my findings in an interactive map below.  Data from the Continue Reading →

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WWD Podcast – Episode 11: Jason Hagon at GeoDrone Survey

Published November 6, 2017

Our guest is Jason Hagon, who is a Director at GeoDrone Survey!  With a geospatial background from the University of Aberdeen and ongoing research efforts with the UAS Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM), Jason began GeoDrone survey along with his partner Jonathan Adams in 2016, and have seen some great early success.  Their drone mapping efforts have included a flight mission on an ...

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