Author Archives: Brandon Gann

New HyDrone Equipment Increases Safety and Accuracy for Survey Team

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 by
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The Affinis survey team has been using a new, remote-controlled Unmanned Survey Vessel (USV) to gather measurements on bodies of water. This new tool, called the HyDrone, increases safety, efficiency, and accuracy in the field. We recently asked Garrett Spease, Field Crew Member and GIS Specialist, to share more about how it’s used and why […]

8 Items to Consider Before Deploying a Drone

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 by
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The Affinis team uses drones to survey clients’ sites and capture invaluable information. They take aerial surface images and then transform them into models with photogrammetry software. While drones are important assets to our firm, their usage is controlled by a series of requirements issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to increase public safety. […]

New Photogrammetry Software Takes Surveys to New Heights

Posted on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 by
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In recent years, there has been a push for communities to maintain their existing infrastructure. But, assessing conditions across a city can take time. With drones and new photogrammetry software, Pix4D, our team can cover a lot of ground more quickly. The results of those efforts are multi-functional, offering valuable data long after a project […]