The Rise of African Mapping Technologies

GIS Contributor

Stuart E. Hamilton, GIS Graduate Director at Salisbury University in Maryland, discusses why he considers East Africa to be a leader in geospatial education and opportunities.

Creating a mosaic by stitching several orthorectified images. Source: Meo et al, 2012).

Using Drones to Create Fast Orthorectified Maps

Rebecca Maxwell

Computer scientist Mark Pritt, along with colleagues at Lockheed Martin in Gaithersburg, Maryland, developed a new algorithm to handle thousands of images and speed up the process of creating an orthorectified map from UAV aerial imagery.

RQ-8A Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) System.

Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Remote Sensing of Archaeological Sites

Rachel Quist

Unmanned vehicles are becoming more widely available both in the military and civilian sectors for their usefulness for remotely acquiring ...