“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...

UAV
FAA Releases Proposed Drone Laws [Summary]

FAA Releases Proposed Drone Laws [Summary]

  On Sunday morning, February 15, 2015, the FAA released a proposed set of rules for small unmanned vehicles (UAV). The original documents can be found here: FAA sUAS Proposed Part 107 The two big ones: You will not need a private pilot license. Must maintain line of sight (LOS) – Sorry Amazon, no deliveries via...
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...
Reconstructing a 3D Environment Using an UAV (Drone)

Reconstructing a 3D Environment Using an UAV (Drone)

This was a test using a small unmanned aerial system sUAS to create a 3d image. Im using an APM 2.6 mounted on a Y6 Hexacopter. The images were captured with a GoPro3 with a 2 axis gimbal.  The camera was set to take a picture every 2 seconds and I used 20 images from...