Today’s special topics podcast is all about unmanned aerial systems and to get in inside look at the applications and the equipment Editor in Chief, Joe Francica, spoke with Tomas Larsson, Marketing Director, Trimble Survey and Maarten Vandenbroucke, President, Gatewing, the provider of the X100 unmanned aerial vehicle. Trimble recently bought Gatewing and listeners will find this interview especially useful as the market is set to rapidly expand.
Photo credits: The image file is from the Wikimedia Commons. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. The photo was take at St. Inigoes, Md. (June 27, 2005) – A group photo of aerial demonstrators at the 2005 Naval Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Air Demo held at the Webster Field Annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Pictured are (front to back, left to right) RQ-11A Raven, Evolution, Dragon Eye, NASA FLIC, Arcturus T-15, Skylark, Tern, RQ-2B Pioneer, and Neptune. The daylong UAV demonstration highlights unmanned technology and capabilities from the military and industry and offers a unique opportunity to display and demonstrate full-scale systems and hardware.
Google announced new location services APIs, a new Google Maps and a visual refresh for Google Maps at Google I/O last week. There was lots of descriptive coverage from the mainstream and tech press. But there was very little response from the geospatial community - except from Esri. Who should or should not be excited about the new Google Maps and APIs?