Mapping

Mapping Drones Incidents in Canada

Published December 9, 2018

Drones and planes colliding, shotguns being fired at quadcopters, and hospitalizations from drone crashes.  I don’t mean to be sensational here, but these situations can all be found in the Canadian Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS). As described on the official Transport Canada website:

Transport Canada collects aviation occurrence information through CADORS. The purpose of the system is to provide initial information on occurrences involving any Canadian-registered aircraft as well ...

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WWD Podcast Episode #19 – Will Brown at Strategic NRC

Published Oct 8, 2018

Our guest is Will Brown, who is UAV Technician at Strategic Natural Resource Consultants!  For this podcast episode, I decided that it was time to bring in a fellow colleague to discuss commercial unmanned aircraft and some of the work that I’m also involved in at Strategic.  I have worked with Will ...

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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 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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Best Practices for UAV Mapping: 5 Tips for Delivering Better Data

When you first start to plan mapping missions with UAVs, you realize there are a lot of factors at play.  How high should I fly?  What speed should my UAV be flying? How much front overlap and sidelap do I need?  What should my camera settings be?  What camera lens is best? These are all questions that UAV pilots ponder when they first start mapping with drones.  This is especially true if you have a custom built drone ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 2: Andrew Chapman at Australian UAV

Our guest is Andrew Chapman from Australian UAV!  Andrew’s background includes experience as a commercial pilot and as a visual effects supervisor in the film industry, sets of skills that have transferred over well as he started to focus on drone work.  He has operated UAV startups in both Canada and Australia, and is currently back in Sydney as the Director of Operations for Australian UAV in ...

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