Monthly Archives: September 2014

HRRR Model to Capture Mesoscale Features as a Operational National Weather Service model

The HRRR model, High Resolution Rapid Refresh model is moving from experimental to operational status at the National Weather Service.  It will incorporate Dual Pol radar data and grid points down to 3km/2mi to attempt to simulate features for thunderstorms … Continue reading

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Change Detection to Identify Property Encrochment in India

Agra, India’s government is planning on using satellite and aerial remote sensing change detection to track property encroachment outside the city.  They will compare two different dates and do a change detection with feature extraction. UAVs could be used, but … Continue reading

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Road Improvements Needed in India for 380 Road Deaths Every Day

India has 380 people die on their roads each day (that number may also be too low).  Besides problems with licensing, the biggest problem is the road conditions.  The article mentions poor lane design, more cars, motorbikes, and other vehicles … Continue reading

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Businesses watch as UAV industry presence grows in North Dakota

The Grand Forks Herald has a good article today on the growing UAV market in North Dakota.  Industry trade group AUVSI says that agriculture is to be one of the most profitable applications of UAVs.  The University of North Dakota … Continue reading

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UND and NDSU Parterning for UAV Research

Teams from both the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and North Dakota State University in Fargo are teaming up for UAV research.  The UND team is working on the aircraft itself and the NDSU team is working on … Continue reading

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FAA to allow Drones on Closed Movie Sets as of Sept 25, 2014

The FAA is now allowing US movie companies to use drones on closed sets starting yesterday, September 25, 2014.  Drones are being used overseas right now for movie (and many other commercial uses).  This is a positive sign to keep … Continue reading

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Businesses Failing and Succeeding

The Hutchinson Leader of Hutchinson, Minnesota, has a good article on why some businesses succeed and some fail.  Businesses that thrive leverage current and upcoming technologies, both in production and sales.  They listen to their customers and tailor products and … Continue reading

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