Best of the Blogs 6 May 2014

By on 6 May, 2014

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GeoSatial world reports that a UAV operator that filmed the aftermath of a recent tornado in the southeastern United States may be facing a US$10,000 fine over the act. The post also includes the fly-over video in question, which is worth a look on its own.

 

IEEE Spectrum has a fascinating little tale – which ultimately ends in disappointment – of a man that decided to build his own ‘oculus rift’ style 3D first-person viewer for flying his UAV. Clever little fella.

 

Directions Magazine has the news that ‘Location Intelligence’ has hit Gartner’s ‘hype cycle’, but the editor disagrees with its placement and late appearance, and discusses its overall adoption.

 

The ESA has announced on its blog that the latest Galileo satellite has arrived at its technical centre in the Netherlands for testing, just as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer.

 

Google Maps Mania has  the news that you can now view the iconic Melway and Brisway maps online – moving the much-loved paper maps into a pan- and zoom-able digital format that maintains the grid references of its printed brethren.

 

For the foodies, GMM also has a map of the ‘World’s 50 best restaurants’ as chosen by Restaurant Magazine. YUM!

 

LiDAR News talks of the recent addition of LiDAR to a full-sized autonomous helicopter, to help it avoid obstacles, select landing sites, and more.

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