Check out this neat short film created using an old relief map of Vancouver from the 1970s that was hung on the walls in the Department of Geography at UBC for many years …
Drone Aerial View of Signal Hill Newfoundland
Signal Hill is a scenic hill that overlooks the city of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador. Cabot Tower situated on the highest point of Signal Hill was built between 1897-1900, to commemorate both Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and the 400th anniversary of John Cabot’s (Giovanni Caboto) voyage to the New World.
It is often considered a must stop location for anyone visiting Newfoundland because of it’s history and the spectacular scenic view.
The video below is a scenic aerial view of Cabot Tower captured with a Phantom 2 drone and GoPro Hero 3 that provides a view of Signal Hill that most people will probably have never viewed before.[source: chingascook62 ]
Acadia University Aerial View with a UAV
Master of Science in Applied Geomatics at Acadia University is a unique joint program that is combined with COGS. The joint collaboration between the two education institutes allows students to further build upon their solid undergraduate foundation that they got from their University degree, adding skills in research, analysis, interpretation and presentations.
Acadia University, located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected universities. The video above features some aerial drone footage captured in 2015 of the campus highlighting some the various architecture found at Acadia University.
Check out other aerial drone / UAV footage featuring various geography from all across Canada …
[Video Source: François Foulem ]
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DJI Phantom Drone Ottawa Aerial Footage
Downtown Ottawa is the central area of National Capital Region and like many other down towns it is also the commercial and economic center. Situated along the Ottawa River Valley across the river from Gatineau, Ottawa is a scenic city as evident in this breathtaking aerial footage captured with a DJI Phantom Drone taken along the Ottawa River and the Ottawa Canal.
[Source: NickskibikeFilms CandianGEO.info/Ottawa-drone-aerial]
Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future
When you hear the word “drone,” you most people often think of something either very handy or either something very scary.
“For a system to function autonomously, it must collectively know the location of its mobile objects in space … For the demos you will see today, we will use new localization technology developed by Verity Studios. There are no external cameras. Each flying machine uses onboard sensors to determine its location in space and onboard computation to determine what its actions should be. The only external commands are high-level ones such as take off and land.” D’Andrea
But could drones have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and some of his latest projects are pushing the limits of autonomous flight. Everything from a flying fixed wing that is able to hover and also recover from disturbance to an 8-propeller air craft that is ambivalent to orientation, and even a a swarm of small coordinated florescent micro quadcopters.
Raffaello D’Andrea;s talk below was presented at a TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in February 2016. He dazzled the audience with several swirling flying machines that memorized people as they hovered around the TED stage.
Stunning High Resolution Aerial Footage of Cape Split
Here is a video with some stunning high resolution aerial footage of Cape Split captured with a UAV.[source: Jason Churchyvr CandianGEO.info/CapeSplit-drone-video]
Geospatial Technology – Mapping the Future
Geopositioning Promotional Video from Topcon in Europe [source: Vimeo]
Geospatial technology refers to equipment used in visualization, measurement, and analysis of earth’s features, typically involving such systems as GPS (global positioning systems), GIS (geographical information systems), and RS (remote sensing).
The following video is a recording of a technical workshop presented at the 2013 Esri International User Conference featuring Jack Horton & Jorge Ruiz-Valdepena from Esri, that provides some great tips and tricks for working with ArcMap.
It is great little presentation that provides great information for almost all levels of users from beginners to experienced, with topics including: map navigation tips and tricks, keyboard shortcuts, customization, magnifier window, creating symbols, modifying existing symbols, working with map layers, layer files, python scripting and much more.
Many of the shortcuts they mention in the presentation can also be found in this helpful summary document: http://www.esri.com/library/brochures/pdfs/arcgis-desktop-tips.pdf
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