“A picture is worth a thousand words”

~ Fred R. Barnard

Dabbles in data visualization – GIS, 3D Modeling, Data Formatting, Graphic Design, Cartography, Geovisualization, Remote sensing, infographics, graphic design, web design...

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Y6 Multirotor in High Winds

Y6 Multirotor in High Winds

The following video shows the stability of a Co-axial Hexacopter (Y6) in high winds. Wind Speed 18 mph (North) Max Wind Speed 29 mph Max Gust Speed 36 mph   Multirotor Specifications: -Co-axial Hexacopter (Y6) -APM 2.6 (Arducopter v3.1) -2 Axis Gimbal -4s 6000 MAh -Droid Planner 2 (Ground Station)          ...
Aerial Imagery Tile Sever [BETA]

Aerial Imagery Tile Sever [BETA]

In the near future I’m going to start publishing my aerial imagery. The Goal is to use all open source applications and have several options for download. The following applications were used for the map below: VisualSFM, PMVS, CMPMVS: Used to create the point cloud, mesh and stitched photo QGIS: Used to georeference the imagery....
Aerial Drones Help Understand Oil Movement in Water

Aerial Drones Help Understand Oil Movement in Water

After the 2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gliders were used to skim the water and detect oil, but at the time aerial drones were just beginning to take off in the hobby world. Fast forward 5 years and anyone can buy a “drone” for under $1,000.00.   Now researchers are using off...
Mapping Reads

Mapping Reads

One of my favorite web magazines posted a list of “must reads” for mapping (and non-mapping) people.  “How to Lie With Maps”,  “From Here to There”, “Maphead” and “On the Map“, by Simon Garfeild (not mentioned in the article) are at the top of my list. http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/map-book-list/               “How...
Perpetual Ocean [HD Video]

Perpetual Ocean [HD Video]

(Make sure to turn on the full screen!) This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007. This visualization was produced using NASA/JPL’s computational model called Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2.. ECCO2 is high resolution model of the global...
Using Microsoft's Kinect to map a 3D enviroment

Using Microsoft’s Kinect to map a 3D enviroment

There has been some very interesting experiments done using Nintendo’s WII and Microsoft’s Kinect (Kinectfusion), but this project with partners from Microsoft Research Cambridge, Imperial College London, Newcastle University, Lancaster University, and the University of Toronto has done some really impressive work. Using a Kinect, the team has created a way to quickly map an...
Neutons that shaped our civilian

Neutons that shaped our civilian

Ramachandran offers an interesting idea of how the connections we are share has shaped our civilization http://blog.ted.com/2010/01/04/the_neurons_tha/    
Hydrokinetic Tech. in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers

Hydrokinetic Tech. in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers

Update 8/01/2011 Free Flow Power post updates about current testing sites. http://free-flow-power.co/news__and__events#mp1 This is a huge step for Louisiana in joining the the efforts to create an alternative source of energy. in reference to: “Hydrokinetics” – Free Flow Power Corporation – Hydrokinetics (view on Google Sidewiki) 

ESRI conference ending

Waiting for the closing talks at the conference. The room is about third of the size that the opening room was. ChadSent from my mobile

ESRI Conference next week

My plan is blog the ESRI UC next