Category Archives: Editors Desk

Using eCognition to detect solar potential

Earth Imagery and image analysis software help lead more customers to the solar grid. Over the past decade solar’s “hard costs”—modules and inverters—have decreased by as much as 60 percent. Coupled with federal and state tax incentives and rebates, and more affordable financing options, the lower equipment prices have helped grow the U.S....

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An accidental surveyor schools the field

When Rebecca Evans arrived on site for the construction rehabilitation of Virginia’s Todd Lake Dam (TLD), she was certain of one thing: she would be the only female on the project site.

By Mary Jo Wagner 

“I’ve been on dozens of job sites and a lot of construction projects and...

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Drone for Duty

Fixed-Wing UAV for LiDAR-based Aerial Survey and 3D Mapping

Delair, a supplier of drone solutions for commercial industries, introduced the next generation of its high-performance Delair DT26X LiDAR UAV, a long-range fixed wing drone to combine highly accurate Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) sensing capabilities with an integrated high resolution RGB (red, green, blue) camera, dramatically increasing the precision, efficiency and cost effectiveness of...

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