Tag: Drone

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred by several other names is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may be controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

Using Drones for Landfill Mapping

65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can now produce those same maps using

Topcon Leaders Featured As Speakers for CONEXPO 2017 Presentations

Topcon Leaders Featured As Speakers for CONEXPO 2017 Presentations

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA/ CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands – February 22, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group announces two of its leaders have been selected for speaking engagements at CONEXPO 2017. The sessions will include discussions with John Dice, director of Professional Services, and Dave Henderson, director of Geospatial Solutions, who

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

Landfill Manager’s Notebook: Drones and Waste Industry

National surveys show that more than 65% of landfills develop an annual topographic map, and most of those topo maps are created using traditional aerial photogrammetry. This is a process that two years ago we would have called “state of the art.” Today, we call it “old-fashioned,” because we can

Your Checklist for Success at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017

Your Checklist for Success at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017

MILWAUKEE (February 10, 2017) – Headed to CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE March 7-11 in Las Vegas? Make the most of your show experience with these “know before you go” tips so you don’t miss out on all that the shows have to offer.

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Getting an Erg to Fly

Getting an Erg to Fly

After allowing the Thanksgiving feast to settle happily into my innards and bored by the prospect of watching a couple of brightly outfitted gangs bash one another into insensitivity, I decided to haul out my three-year-old quadricopter, with the less-than-generous intention of buzzing the neighbor’s cat as a means of

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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They’re So Unusual

They’re So Unusual

A drone flies through the air capturing data from a construction project. A directional drilling system that looks like a large version of the “Transformer” toy is helping contractors make and break joints for pipes. A compressed air canon is launching nails on a job site. A machine is doing

Robots Have Arrived. Are You Ready?

Robots Have Arrived. Are You Ready?

The use of robotic technol­ogy is growing in the construction and grading industry, and this new wave of machines and software has already brought radical changes to a wide variety of operations. From driverless vehicles, to three-dimensional (3D) machine control, to surveying and 3D modeling, the age of robots is

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