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.