Publications and Press

On this page you will find links to publications authored and co-authored by Walter Volkmann and/or Oliver Volkmann.  Included as well is a sampling of press:  articles or reports about projects done around the world for entities such as the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, IRPF, the Terra Institute, New America and others.


Drone360 Magazine  – “10 Commandments of Control” – Oliver Volkmann

Drone360 Magazine – “Multirotor 101 – Oliver Volkmann


Paper prepared for presentation at the “2015 WORLD BANK CONFERENCE ON LAND AND POVERTY” The World Bank – Washington DC, March 23-27, 2015: INNOVATIONS IN BOUNDARY MAPPING: NAMIBIA, CUSTOMARY LANDS AND UAVS

Interview for New America “Drones and Aerial Observation: New Technologies for Property Rights, Human Rights, and Global Development A Primer”:


Presentation given at the Florida ASPRS Annual Conference:

Paper presented at International Federation of Surveyors Congress held May/June, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Virtual Surveying: Mapping and Modeling Cadastral Boundaries Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Europe Geospatial Digest, July 2014: Albania Uses UAS for Development  Projects: Kathrine Kelm, World Bank; Rumyana Tonchovska, FAO; Walter Volkmann, Micro Aerial Projects:

Presentation at INSPIRE 2014 (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community): Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Innovation for affordable, improved and accelerated spatial data: Kathrine Kelm, the World Bank; Rumyana Tonchovska; FAO, Walter Volkmann, Micro Aerial Projects, LLC:

Paper prepared for presentation at the 2014 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, March 24 – 27, 2014, The World Bank, Washington DC: Drones for Peace: Part 1 of 2, Design and testing of a UAV based Cadastral Surveying and Mapping Methodology in Albania: Grenville Barnes, Walter Volkmann, Romeo Sherko, Kathrine Kelm

Drones for Peace: Part II Fast and Inexpensive Spatial Data Capture for Multi-Purpose Use: Kathrine Kelm, Rumyana Tonchovska, Walter Volkmann

See also Article in Drones Help World Bank Projects by Mapping Land (note: the actual drone used is not the one pictured):


Summary of presentation given at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, April 8 – 11, 2013, Washington, D. C. , see p. 101 for summary:

Feature article appearing in GIM International (Mapping the World) Magazine, April 2013: UAS as a Tool for Surveyors: From Tripods and Trucks to Virtual Surveying; Tom Op’t Eyndt, GeoID, Belgium, and Walter Volkmann, Micro Aerial Projects, USA

White Paper (See page 26): Virtual Surveying: Using Drones and Mouse Clicks instead of Trucks and Tripods: Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, GeoID, Belgium; Walter Volkmann, Micro Aerial Projects, USA


Advanced Surveying Course in Kenya, IRPF (International Real Property Foundation): Report on Advanced Surveying Techniques course conducted in Nairobi, Kenya by IRPF Consultants Grenville Barnes and Walter Volkmann: see Page 11:


Article: Millenium Challenge Corporation Project in Benin: Reducing Poverty Through Growth (in French)


CONSULTANCY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS CROWN LAND POLICY: Kevin Barthel, Dr. Thackwray Driver, Sean Johnson, Prof Tom Johnson, Prof. Grenville Barnes, Walter Volkmann; prepared by the Terra Institute for the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Turks and Caicos Government:


Geodetic Infrastructure: power point presentation by Walter Volkmann:


ITRF Network for Namibia

Project Lead: Walter Volkmann, African Geomatics, Windhoek, Namibia; Diether Engelhard; Sibylle Engelhard; VOLKMANN LAND SURVEYORS Data-Processing – Organisation: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Jäger, Fachhochschule Karlsruhe.