GIS Day

On November 1, Purdue hosted its annual GIS Day.  the event was originally started by ESRI to promote the use of GIS but it…

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Open Source GIS with QGIS

Continuing the lab from a week ago when I started using ArcGIS and ArcScene, I attended a workshop hosted by Dr. Christina Hupy…

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Recent Server Downtime

I have been a member of the Purdue Amateur Radio club for nearly 4 years and have made some great friends there and…

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Building Maps With UAS Data

Being a UAS student at Purdue, I occasionally find myself being given opportunities to experiment with new things.  A professor of mine offered…

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The Predator

While reading the book Predator by Richard Whittle, a large number of issues that could have caused the Predator to fail presented themselves. …

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C-Astral and Martel Forest

Last week I was given a great opportunity to watch a demonstration of a large commercial UAS, the C-Astral Bramor ppX.  I wrote…

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Preflight checklists

One of the often overlooked parts of UAS operations among beginners to the industry is the use of preflight and postflight checklists.  I…

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