Mosquito Control and UAS

As a mosquito control professional, do you sometimes find it challenging to locate mosquito breeding sources in difficult to access areas?  Or do you wish you had a better method to inspect properties using an aerial view to identify potential breeding sources?  Exciting new technology using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may be the perfect solution for […]

Elecdata Receives 333 Exemption for Commercial UAS Operations

On July 15, 2015 Electronic Data Solutions (Elecdata) was granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which allows Elecdata to legally operate the Trimble UX5 and the UX5 HP for commercial purposes. A long time in the making, this is an exciting milestone for Elecdata who intends to market UAS products […]

Geospatial Technology in Disaster Response

It has now been almost a month since Category 5 Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu. With sustained winds greater than 160 MPH, much of the Island nation of Vanuatu has been devastated by wind damage to personal property and to civil infrastructure. It is difficult for the rest of the world to receive information describing the […]

Chase Fly, Michael Clancy, and Cliff Askew from Elecdata at the UX5 Training in Boise.

Elecdata Hits the Skies with the Trimble UX5

Unmanned Aerial Systems continue to make the news almost daily and we at Elecdata are anxious to see the FAA open the skies up to commercial use of the technology for mapping and surveying.  The FAA has said it will release an initial draft of regulations for operating small drones (sUAS) by the end of this […]

UAS for Precision Mapping

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have become quite a buzz among artsy filmmakers, eager advertisers, real estate gurus, high-tech farmers, stoic men and women who defend us, and concerned citizens everywhere.  Many applications for the technology are obvious and the economic benefits appear legitimate, but a lack of regulations which would enable the industry to grow […]

High Resolution Aerial Imagery

I need better imagery! Frequently we are asked about “aerial” imagery and sources for high resolution imagery. Here we will examine some aerial imagery: facts, myths, and sources. Aerial imagery is the process of taking photos of the ground from an elevated position. This imagery can be collected using various methods including fixed-winged manned aircraft, […]