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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Accuracy for All

Accuracy for All: Community Land Mapping and the Navigation Satellite Revolution Join us tomorrow, December 5th 2018 at 12:30PM Eastern Standard Time for a panel discussion on the democratization of property surveying through the developing world. Thanks to advances in technology and the ever improving accuracy of satellite navigation in mobile devices, more people are able […]

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GNSS PPK support for drone mapping, V-Map

GNSS Basics for Beginners in Drone Mapping

GNSS Basics for Beginners in Drone Mapping    I think it is fair to assume that a significant number of drone owners have very little grasp of the importance of, and the role that Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are playing in assisted flight and automated navigation. The reliability of orientation sensors, GNSS, powerful computers […]

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Drones, Dual Frequency GNSS, SfM and Property Surveys

In April of 2017, Walter Volkmann (President – Micro Aerial Projects L.L.C.) gave a presentation at Harvard University for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Center for Geographic Analysis on the use of Dual Frequency GNSS and the Structure from Motion (SfM) technique. As a seasoned land-surveyor, Walter has worked around the globe on various mapping projects for private […]

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Packing 20Hz dual frequency phase GNSS base and rover V-Map technology into a case a quarter the size for one main brand conventional GNSS rover

National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Republic of the Philippines certifies and registers V-Map receivers as suitable for “first order geodetic control positioning”

The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the Republic of the Philippines has certified and registered V-Map receivers as suitable for “first order geodetic control positioning”. It is not with surprise, but with considerable pride that we share with you the news that the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) of the […]

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V-Map with a TuffWing UAV mapper


  V-Map Aerial Mapping System on the TuffWing UAV Mapper In our continuing effort to improve on efficiency in Structure from Motion (SfM) mapping with small drones, we joined with Brian Christal of TuffWing to test the combination of the robust, no-nonsense UAV-Mapper with our dual frequency PPK GNSS V-Map System for a mapping technique […]

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Drone Mapping Capacity Development – The Philippines

Walter Volkmann (CEO / Micro Aerial Projects L.L.C.) is currently in the Philippines providing Drone Mapping Capacity Development! Beneficiaries of this training include the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and various other organizations and individuals. Using drones for mapping increases the efficiency and speed at which actionable data […]

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Technology for Property Rights

Small Drone Cadastral Surveys

Small Drone Cadastral Surveys for Establishment of Property Rights (See mini-documentary below): In April 2016 Micro Aerial Projects L.L.C. participated in the “Technology for Property Rights”  project managed by Foundation for Economic Freedom and The Asia Foundation with support from the Omidyar Network. This project aims to introduce sustainable technology which can accelerate the generation of land titles. Currently […]

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ICT Update

Making maps with Small Drones – 5 Steps

Until very recently the acquisition of aerial imagery was very expensive as it could only be done by manned aircraft or satellites equipped with special cameras or sensors. The high safety risks, operational complexity and acquisition and operational costs of these mapping techniques made them completely uneconomic for small projects such as mapping a single village or […]

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Reporting Horizontal Errors in SfM Mapping

Fully appreciating the powerful role played by the Structure from Motion (SfM) technique in the mapping revolution, we understand that embedded in the fiber of an SfM produced map are some very important quality characteristics which, when not specifically disclosed and effectively displayed, will remain hidden to the user of the map. These characteristics can […]

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