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About Diane Sofranec

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Diane Sofranec is an award-winning writer, editor and marketer. She has more than 30 years of experience editing and writing for technical print publications and 15 years of experience editing and writing for e-newsletters and websites.

Posts by Diane Sofranec

UAVS take flight: Leading-edge commercial and industrial applications Posted on 03 Apr 2021 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Survey & UAV/UVG categories.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are something of a Swiss Army knife for the surveying and mapping communities. Commercial applications continue to grow, with UAVS — known as drones in the... Read more»

Wingtra drones with Septentrio inside help prevent avalanches Posted on 31 Mar 2021 in the From the Magazine & OEM & UAV/UVG categories.

Avalanches can be a danger for skiers as well as for the resort towns that welcome them. For protection, towns erect steel fences to act as barriers along the ski... Read more»

UAVs help solve challenges at an Arizona open-pit mine Posted on 30 Mar 2021 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UVG categories.

UAVs provided Synergy Geomatics with the safest and most effective way to survey and map a 2,400-acre open-pit mine, and collect about a gallon of water from the bottom of... Read more»

Robots emerge from stealth: Locata’s PNT orbs provide port guidance Posted on 05 Jan 2021 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Machine Control/Ag categories.

Positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) orbs guide 50-ton robots carrying containers at the Ports of Auckland. In a world-exclusive report, GPS World visited with officials at the Ports of Auckland,... Read more»

Lidar pairs with unmanned helicopter Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UVG categories.

The UAV market has been growing rapidly for the past several years, especially in the U.S. with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 regulations becoming active in August 2016.... Read more»

Building a better aerial imagery program beyond UAVs Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UVG categories.

The ability to capture and evaluate truth on the ground through aerial imagery is an ever-growing industry, thanks to the proliferation of UAVs and access to imagery on demand and... Read more»

VTOL UAV tackles difficult Sichuan survey Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UVG categories.

The CHCNAV P330 vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV has been deployed to complete orthophoto acquisition with a resolution of 15–20 centimeters of the city of Xichang in the Sichuan... Read more»

Small-scale topo and bathy lidar ready for UAVs Posted on 01 Apr 2020 in the From the Magazine & UAV/UVG categories.

The ASTRALiTe Edge is a small-scale topographic and bathymetric scanning lidar that can detect underwater objects, measure shallow water depth and survey critical underwater infrastructure from a small UAV platform.... Read more»