The Use of Drones in Human and Physical Geography

Mark Altaweel

With the widespread use of drones, methods are likely to be further refined to improve not only the use of UAVs in physical measurements in geography but even expanded to areas of the social sciences.

UAVs, GIS, and Ecology

Mark Altaweel

With the relatively cheap price and increasing effectiveness of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), often called drones, we are seeing much more accurate estimates and understanding of ecological change.

NASA Exploring Using Mini-drones

Elizabeth Borneman

NASA has gotten in on the drone action themselves, testing unique mini-drones that are manufactured in Sweden.

UAV thermal scanning of pipelines. Concept video from Animatechnika.

Using UAVs to Map and Monitor Pipelines

GIS Contributor

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently being used to not only speed up the pipeline routing process but also to make it both safer and more economical.

USGS tests drone-based ground-penetrating radar. Photo: Carole Johnson, USGS. Public domain.

Collecting GIS Data with Drones

Caitlin Dempsey

Drones are rapidly being adopted as a way to quickly collect aerial imagery and other forms of geospatial data.