Bateleur UAV in the skies


A new species recently sighted in the American skies… Name: Bateleur (belongs to the Pixhawk family) Color: White with yellow wingtips, distinctive black spot on chest Habitat: Over fields, farms and towns anywhere on the North American Continent Flight Characteristics: Flies automatically in straight lines and graceful circles Call: Faint humming with occasional beeps Habits: […]

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Virtual Surveyor product created by Micro Aerial Projects

Virtual Surveyor Tools

What to do with those millions of triangles defining the geometry of an Urban Environment? Enter the Virtual Surveyor Tools. An all too often underestimated step in the workflow of a UAV mapping operation is the extraction of features of interest in vector format. Structure from Motion and Lidar give us unprecedented density in point […]

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3D models created from oblique ariel images taken with small drone by Micro Aerial Projects and visualized in google earth

UAV Mapping of Urban Areas

Presentation of UAV Mapping of Urban Areas….. Interested in UAV mapping of urban areas?  Come and join the annual meeting of the Florida Region ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Ponte Vedra, Florida.  We (Walter and Oliver Volkmann of Micro Aerial Projects) will be presenting some of […]

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V-Map system at work!

Capital Press has written an interesting article entitled Idaho Drone Project Studies Potato Stress. We are very happy to see how our V-Map system and the drones we configured for Donna and her colleagues at Idaho State University are finding their way to harmless and productive engagements!   Back in March we equipped Donna with […]

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mapping in Albania

Dispatch from Tirana, Albania

We at Micro Aerial Projects are very happy to continue our work with the World Bank in Albania where we are mapping and modelling with small UAVs. Today we completed our 49th flight over the quickly developing peri-urban landscapes on the fringes of Tirana. It all went without a hitch.  We are really excited about […]

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3D view of project area in Albania

Project Albania

We are back in Albania, working on a project again with the World Bank.  We are using Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) to provide high resolution aerial mapping of rapidly developing areas.  In some cases land rights have not quite been legally established and in others the hard copy paper cadaster maps […]

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News and Views from Micro Aerial Projects

Welcome! On this page you will find a digest of News & Views from Micro Aerial Projects and the V-Map System, wherever we happen to be in the world and on whatever project we may be working.  Follow us as we continue developing optimal, efficient and cost effective geospatial solutions for a multitude of applications.  […]

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Oliver and Walter Volkmann

Micro Aerial Projects presents at the World Bank Annual Conference on Land and Poverty

At the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty Micro Aerial Projects presented the aerial mapping work we have done in Albania using small UAVs for improved land governance and cadastral mapping.  Hopefully our work will demonstrate that small UAVs/drones are efficient and appropriate survey tools which can tackle the vast amount of mapping […]

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