Forestry companies are required to complete extensive pre and post-harvest inventories of their operating areas to ensure business models are up-to-date, as well as meet industry and government regulations. Business models include tree height growth curves and restocking of harvested cutblocks that must meet government silvicultural standards.
This case study describes how Integrated Information Systems Ltd. (I2S Ltd.) combines aerial images and data with GIS software solutions for one of their forestry clients’ post-harvest inventory projects.
Earlier this week, two members of the Halton Regional Police Service were bestowed with a prestigious award during the 2013 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Philadelphia.
The "Excellence in Police Aviation" award, sponsored by Bell Helicopter, was accepted by Detective Dave Banks and Constable Andrew Olesen for their efforts in the concept, research, formation and operation of a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle program for the police service.
Aeryon Labs' Vice-President of Product and Marketing, Ian McDonald, highlights Aeryon sUAS in this INTERGEO 2013 Shortfacts video.
In the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) Journal, Dr. Ann Rogers reviews how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are beginning to take a role in surveillance and monitoring at major sporting events, and assesses the current limitations on their use. The following is an excerpt from the article:
David Gerhardt, who teaches UAS fundamentals for the US Air Force, suggested that sporting events require systems that meet “the concept of zone coverage with the ability to transition quickly to a man coverage via a network of sensors. Sure the cost and feasibility make this out of the question for most events, but we’re getting closer every day to making this a reality.”
Promising microsystems include the back-packable Aeryon Scout, which weighs under two kg, has an easy-to-learn interface, and, with vertical take-off and landing, can be launched in less than a minute in very confined areas. These microsystems relay information directly to the ground controller for immediate tasking and response.
Aeryon sUAS provided an aerial perspective of waterborne demonstrations at DSEI 2013, the largest fully integrated defense and security show in the world, September 10-13, 2013 at the ExCel Center in London, UK.