When it comes to capturing quality aerial thermal data, flying in optimal weather conditions is paramount. Wind and precipitation can change surface temperatures. #DroneProTrip
Jamie Young was a programmer for the government when he saw a posting to be a #LiDAR specialist in the late 1980s. “My world changed when I clicked that link,” Young said.⠀ ⠀ Today, Young is one of the world’s foremost leaders in LiDAR sensors. He holds leadership roles at ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) and CO-MAPPS (Colorado State Chapter of the Management Association of Professional Photogrammetric Surveyors). He is also the technical advisor and contributing author for LiDAR Magazine, author of the book ‘LiDAR for Dummies’ and creator of the popular Wilder LiDAR blog. ⠀ ⠀ As Director of LiDAR Services at PrecisionHawk, Young manages everything from sensor and applications development, to data acquisition and processing. Young said the decision to join PrecisionHawk was an easy one. “PrecisionHawk is on the forefront of advanced sensing and drone technology. That’s exactly where I want to be.”⠀ ⠀ Young said PrecisionHawk has supported him in making advancements in LiDAR technology and applications. “PrecisionHawk is very good at making sure we have what we need to lead the field.” Young said, “I’m given the resources, hardware, and equipment that I need to push the envelope and solve big enterprise problems with LiDAR.” #drones⠀ ⠀ Learn from his LiDAR expertise in our eBook advanced sensing—now on PrecisionHawk.com
Insurers use drone-based #LiDAR to produce topographic maps to personalize flood and property insurance quotes.
If you need to capture high-quality and accurate elevation data, drone-based LiDAR sensors are the tool for you.⠀ ⠀ #LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors use light energy, emitted from a laser, to scan the ground and measure the ranges of what bounces back. The end result is a rich set of elevation data that can be used to produce high-resolution maps and 3D models of natural and man-made objects.⠀ ⠀ LiDAR technology dates back to the 1960s, where it was first used by engineers and surveyors to produce high-fidelity topographical maps that included roads, streams and other important landscape features. #drones To learn more about LiDAR and other advanced sensors, read our new eBook—Beyond the Edge—at PrecisionHawk.com
Hi #RIMS2018! We couldn't help but take a drone shot of this famous San Antonio roof. Stop by booth #636 to learn how you can use images like this to serve your insured.
LiDAR, hyperspectral, thermal, and other sensors achieve unrivaled precision when deployed on drones. This accuracy is key to generating powerful maps and models which—when processed by machine intelligence—can identify plant disease, assess water quality, produce volume measurements, detect heat signatures, create surface composition surveys and more.⠀ ⠀ In our eBook Beyond the Edge, you’ll learn about advanced drone-based sensing and four key sensors: thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral, and LiDAR. Read it now.⠀ ⠀ In our latest blog post, we’ve aggregated the key facts about each type of sensor discussed in the book.
Geospatial data has never been more in-demand than it is today. Savvy enterprises are using outputs from LiDAR, hyperspectral, and other advanced sensors to observe their operations and take action.⠀ ⠀ Deploying these sensors using manned aircraft or ground-based platforms can be cost- and time-intensive.⠀ ⠀ But #drones are changing the equation. ⠀ ⠀ In our eBook Beyond the Edge, you’ll learn about drone-based advanced sensing, including four key sensors: thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral, and #LiDAR. ⠀ You’ll get detailed technical information about industry-leading sensor technology. Also, you'll learn how to plan flights and collect data. Finally, you'll receive guidance for adding advanced sensors to your geospatial program.⠀ ⠀ Learn how in our new eBook. Check out our blog for more info.
On his first day as a PrecisionHawk intern, Trevor Wise got a call to pack his bags and head to the airport. He was needed on a top-secret agriculture project for a leading enterprise company. Trevor said that’s when he knew, “This was not going to be your average internship.”⠀ ⠀ On his first mission, Trevor monitored aircraft in flight, downloaded critical data, and analyzed images for quality assurance. Throughout the summer, his role grew from collecting data to planning flights and flying #drones. Today, he’s a full-time Flight Operations Pilot for PrecisionHawk.⠀ ⠀ “Within days on the job, I was in the field in a mission-critical role, and my responsibilities grew from there.” Wise said, “Needless to say, I had to learn a lot of information in a short period of time.”⠀ ⠀ Apply now on our careers page.
It’s important to be collaborative and cultivate diversity of thought—that’s how you solve problems. #WOAW18 #IWD2018 It’s Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week! Globally, the aviation community is celebrating the anniversary of the issuance of the world’s first female pilot license in 1910. As part of the annual observance, we’re raising awareness of aviation opportunities for women and girls by celebrating the accomplishments of our own women in aviation. Meet Glady Singh. As VP of Enterprise Services at PrecisionHawk, she works with Fortune 100 clientele—and our Flight Operations and Development teams—to integrate drone-based aerial intelligence. Often, they’ll develop a new approach that’s never before been deployed. We asked her about her experience in aviation.