Tag: UAV

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.

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

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the marketplace for mapping and machine control, don’t feel bad. It’s evolving at a frantic pace, and the technologies keep getting more sophisticated. In fact, taking a walk through a trade show with displays from the major manufacturers can be staggering.

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

Excavation’s New Era: Maps, Machines, Management

If you’re having trouble keeping up with the marketplace for mapping and machine control, don’t feel bad. It’s evolving at a frantic pace, and the technologies keep getting more sophisticated. In fact, taking a walk through a trade show with displays from the major manufacturers can be staggering. So much so that

IECA News

IECA News

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IECA wants to encourage its valued members and any other industry professionals looking to attend the world’s largest soil and water event to start planning for Environmental Connection 2016, which will be held February 16–19, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

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“Drones”:  Revolutionizing Site Inspections

“Drones”: Revolutionizing Site Inspections

“Drones” or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly emerging as the next wave of technology for site inspections, offering environmental, infrastructure, waste, and construction professionals the ability to acquire high resolution aerial imagery, spatial data, and sensing data thoroughly AND cost-effectively… essentially giving you a bird’s eye view into your

May I Drone?

May I Drone?

I’ve shared in my blogs before that I come from a family of aerospace engineers, and that I seem to have been made from different stuff. In fact, when the family was looking up in the sky at some passing wonder I was likely to have been studying a dandelion puff at the

Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s Eye View

Last week my blog touched on the way water is managed in Fresno, CA, where some residents defy the statewide three-year drought using the pumped groundwater from the Central Valley’s over tapped aquifer to maintain emerald isles of lawns. No sooner was that blog published then on a late season

Droning Along

Droning Along

Our colleagues down the hall at Forester University are getting ready to launch a webinar on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—Drones in the everyday parlance—coming into use for site inspections, offering waste and construction professionals the ability to acquire high-resolution aerial imagery, spatial data, and sensing data rapidly and cost effectively.

So if you’re interested

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